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NHS spends millions a year on private beds for mental health patients

Investigation finds at least £186 million in costs, with patients sent hundreds of miles away

House prices

Nurses only able to afford a house in 3% of towns in the UK

Nurses are least able to afford a house in the UK compared with other key workers

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NHS staff reveal extent of sexual harassment they face at work

Nurses and colleagues put up with harassment, believing bosses won’t take action – Unison

Simon Stevens

Flexible working in the NHS: we’ve got to make it happen, says chief executive

Simon Stevens tells NHS Confederation the nursing shortage is service’s biggest challenge

Yvonne Coghill

Race equality champion disputes claim that diversity on NHS boards is in decline

Yvonne Coghill says figures in NHS Confederation report ‘did not give a true picture’

Reflective meeting

Reflecting on practice can improve nurses’ well-being and enhance care, NMC says

Joint statement with other regulators gives advice on getting the most out of reflection

Helen Whyley

One-year extension of nursing bursary isn’t enough, RCN tells ministers in Wales

College criticises Welsh government’s repeated short-term commitments to student funding

10 Downing Street front door

Dear next prime minister: RCN members’ open letter to Conservative leadership candidates

Nurse activists’ bid to quiz Tory hopefuls on safe staffing, nurses’ pay, and student bursary

NMC

Nursing director struck off NMC register for bullying and aggression

Hazel Dinnie ‘frightened her staff to the extent that they considered leaving their roles’

Routes into nursing

Your guide to all the routes into nursing

Our interactive graphic shows the path for nursing apprentices, associates and degree options

Newham University Hospital

‘Shocking and senseless attack’ on nursing staff member prompts review of security

Police enquiries continue following stabbing of woman in emergency department

District nursing and technology

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Nurse bailed in investigation into infant deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lead detective says case remains ‘active and ongoing’

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Nurse who helped pioneer IVF went unrecognised despite colleague’s protests

Nobel Prize winner fought for recognition of Jean Purdy’s role on commemorative plaque

Nurse re-arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lucy Letby is also being questioned about the attempted murder of nine babies

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