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Review of 2017: A year to test the resilience of the nation’s most trusted profession

The year 2017 marked a milestone 30th birthday for Nursing Standard. We look back on a year that has both challenged and shown the very best of the nursing profession
2017

The year 2017 marked a milestone 30th birthday for Nursing Standard. We look back on a year that has both challenged and shown the very best of the nursing profession

January

More than 100,000 nurses and other NHS staff sign an online petition calling for an end to pay restraint, triggering a parliamentary debate . The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to regulate the new nursing associate role. Nurses recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list include University of West London emeritus professor of nursing Elizabeth Anionwu , who is made a dame.

February

Official figures reveal a 23% fall in nursing degree applications, which the RCN

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