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Photo of nursing associate with patient, illustrating story about nursing associate adverts

‘Advanced’ nursing associate job adverts labelled exploitative

Some job adverts promise band 5 status, leadership and line management responsibilities

A nursing team from Somerset looking happy as they celebrate 12 months of zero falls on their ward

Ward celebrates 12 months of zero falls using nurse-led improvement strategy

Nursing team eliminated falls with injury through bay nursing and changes to break times

Nurse smiles on picket line during RCN pay strike in England’s NHS, holding banner calling for ‘fair pay for nursing’

Are you working beyond your band? In one part of the UK you can now ask for role review

Band 5 nurses in Scotland can request banding review if they believe they’re undervalued

Wowcher webpage showing nurse prescribing course offered for £9

Online learning sites offer ‘nurse prescribing course’ from £9

Course can be taken by anyone aged 16 or over and appears to offer no assessment

Cupped hand holds two tablets, illustrating case of nurse suspended after stealing paracetamol from ward

Nurse suspended from register for stealing paracetamol from ward’s supplies for own use

It was common for staff to use ward paracetamol – I thought it was allowed, nurse told NMC

Aerial photograph of the now-closed Cawston Park Hospital, where inspectors found consistent failures

Nurse who failed to attempt CPR told she must not be in charge of a shift for 12 months

NMC ruled registrant failed to show leadership in an emergency and must retake training

Nursing student Karen Cochrane with daughter and the woman whose life she saved

Nursing student’s use of CPR saves woman’s life at airport

Karen Cochrane’s action after witnessing a heart attack is praised by family and staff

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Agency and bank: NHS employers’ spending hits record high

Option of extra shifts benefits many staff, but union calls for longer-term staffing plan

Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas speaking at RCN Congress

Rugby star Gareth Thomas praises nurse who helped him cope with HIV diagnosis

Welsh star urges nurses to use their platform and knowledge to tackle stigma

Photo of nurse entering records onto computer

Nurse suspended for six months for record-keeping failures

NMC panel finds agency nurse failed to complete care notes and record contact with patients

RCN acting general secretary Nicola Ranger addressing the 2024 RCN congress

Resolve pay issues this summer, Ranger tells politicians

Whoever is in power after general election must end unfair delays, says RCN acting leader

Pat Cullen

RCN leader Pat Cullen quits so she can seek selection to stand in general election

General secretary who took nurses into historic strikes stands down in bid to become MP

Where are the men? Nursing profession fails to attract males

Report calls for ‘dismantling of stereotype that views nursing as suited primarily for women’

Nurses’ general election priorities: what’s on your policy wish list?

Nursing leaders and organisations respond to the announcement of a July general election

NMC chief executive resigns as she awaits neurosurgery following tumour diagnosis

My job is tough enough when you’re well, impossible when you’re not, says Andrea Sutcliffe

Nurse wins tribunal case after losing shifts for raising concerns

The whistleblowing agency nurse had shifts cancelled after questioning patient seclusion

Tattoos, piercings, false eyelashes now okay for nurses as trust relaxes uniform rule

Trust wants to celebrate inclusivity and allow people to be themselves in modern workplace

National nurses’ uniform to make its debut at NHS trust

Nurses in Derbyshire will be the first to wear the uniform, which comes in various colours

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