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district nurse talks to patient during a home visit, as QNI announces rise in specialist practitioner qualifications

District nursing: record year for uptake of specialist practitioner qualification

Growth in district nurse SPQ numbers enhances nurse leadership in the community

Google search window showing search ‘how to become a nurse UK’

Surge in Google searches about how to become a nurse

Search engine data suggest growing interest in nursing as a career since start of pandemic

Resuscitation guidelines update: advance care plans the focus, not DNACPR notices

Includes section on ethics and considerations during a pandemic or shortage of resources


GP surgery failed newly qualified nurse through ‘complete absence’ of training

NMC criticises employer for giving inexperienced nurse too much responsibility

Female nurses’ well-being significantly worsened during COVID-19 pandemic

NHS Confederation’s survey findings must be ‘driver of real and lasting change’

Nurses with long-COVID must be ‘given time and support to recover’

RCN, and support group founded by nurse, call for help amid rise in number of staff sick days

Computer image of vaccine ampoule and needle with hands representing various ethnic groups

NMC says COVID-19 vaccination messages need to be more inclusive and appropriate

Nursing regulator seeks to address vaccine hesitancy among healthcare staff


One in three NHS staff are also family carers, survey shows

Nurses need more flexibility when juggling work with caring responsibilities, says RCN

Nurse numbers rise in England but NHS is ‘a long way from being safely staffed’ – RCN

College responds to statistics showing nurse and health visitor numbers increased by 10,999

John Monroe and Edith Shaw Hospitals, which have been downgraded by CQC inspectors over poor hygiene practice in the COVID-19 pandemic

Hospitals in special measures after telling staff to re-wear single-use PPE

Basic hand hygiene lapses and poor practice put staff and service users at risk of COVID-19

Medics with a patient in a wheelchair in Kolkata, India on 27 April

India’s COVID-19 crisis: ‘our colleagues are working tirelessly’

RCN commends staff, as minute’s silence is held for those who have died around the world

SAGE report supports nurse demands for higher grade face masks

RCN calls for nurses in all settings to be issued with FFP3 respirators


Share your views on nurse pay and working during COVID-19

Nursing Standard and Sunday Mirror survey wants to hear from nurses around the UK

Nurse pay: junior health minister rebuffs open invitation to speak with NHS staff

GMB union is angry about Helen Whately apparently being 'too busy' to meet

Colleague’s canine visitor boosts ICU staff morale

Companion dog-in-training Mason offers a welcome break from challenges of COVID-19, say staff

No ‘COVID bonus’ – ministers dash nurses’ hopes for one-off payment

Government insists it has no plans to pay staff in England £500 as gesture of thanks

Nurses urged to join virtual march on Downing Street in pay protest

Online event on 22 April will demand government reconsider recommendation for 1% pay rise

RCN chief temporarily steps back from role after cycling accident

General secretary Dame Professor Donna Kinnair on sick leave to recover from injuries