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Patient Janet Adams on the ward with her husband Arthur and daughter and son-in law on their wedding day

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

Board game aims to stimulate nurses to identify and discuss domestic violence and abuse

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

Illustration of a door allowing access to the UK, with a world map in the background

Proposed £36,000 salary threshold for migrants ‘should not apply to nurses’

Think tank’s suggested minimum salary threshold sparks nurse recruitment concerns

Young women smile as they huddle to read their exam results

A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

Liverpool Prison, where the nurses worked

NMC throws out cases against nurses accused of failing to raise staffing concerns

Liverpool Prison colleagues had faced FtP hearings after reviews found poor care

Woman with a hangover

Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

nurse sits at a computer eating a snack, which may help her remain alert on night shift

Surviving night shifts: eating a snack rather than a meal may help you stay alert

Nurses who choose a fuller meal may be more likely to get headaches and dizziness too

Leighton Hospital, where nurses’ shift patterns will be changed from October

Nurses fear shift pattern changes will double their extra hours every month

RCN says trust’s ‘flawed proposal’ will mean staff work more shifts with fewer paid breaks

Old person in bed

Nurses trial device that alerts them to potential falls on ward

The technology monitors thermal outline of patients in bed

Piggy bank with coins piled up as unions demand pension rule change for nurses

Nurses demand the NHS pension flexibility that’s been promised to consultants

While nurses struggle to pay into scheme, ministers plan to ease rules for NHS high earners

Nurse filling in NS survey

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

Nursing student

Rise in number of new nursing students in Scotland coincides with increase in bursary

RCN welcomes hike but says this must be backed up by increased mentoring

Praise for nurse retiring after 45 years of service who ‘touched countless lives’

Sister Marilyn Padget receives outstanding contribution award from trust

NMC promises to change wording of ‘curt’ registration letter

Regulator acts after complaint by long-standing nurse sparked outcry 

Campaign to reduce glove use improves nurses’ hand health and saves money

Initiative at children’s hospital also benefits the environment

RCN council election: a chance for members to steer the college’s future

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote

Government pledges £1.8 billion to improve NHS facilities in England

But RCN says nurse recruitment and education should also be prioritised

Run, walk, swim or bake for nurse hardship fundraising campaign

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

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