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Bristol trust launches ‘red card’ scheme to deal with racist abuse from patients

Campaign aims to protect staff after spike in racist incidents over past year

Mandatory training in learning disabilities and autism for all NHS nurses

Campaigners say £1.4m package for England is ‘first step in addressing care inequalities’

Abortion services: nursing students first to complete clinical placement at charity

The two students spent six weeks at charity Marie Stopes’ centre in London

Unions criticise Welsh health board’s plan to change rotas

Move to standardise shift patterns prompts concerns over unpaid breaks and contracted hours

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu receives Pride of Britain’s lifetime honour

Pioneering sickle cell nurse specialist recognised with lifetime achievement award

District nursing: £18.5m course funding aims to boost staff numbers in England

Money will help community nurses transition to the specialty

Investigation reveals ‘confusing’ array of diabetes nursing job titles

Wide variation in job names, with ‘nurses’ below band 5, prompts call for standardisation

Senior nurse unfairly dismissed by NHS board, tribunal rules

Jeff Horn ‘gobsmacked’ by decision after two periods of stress-induced sick leave

Nurses boost health screening rates by using Facebook to promote prevention services

Practice staff are harnessing social media to widen uptake and reduce anxiety

Pay dispute: nurses on Guernsey head for industrial action

Channel island's RCN members are demanding pay parity with public sector colleagues

Agency nurse spend in Scotland reaches new high

Spending watchdog urges government to publish long-overdue workforce plan

Could you be the RCN Nurse of the Year in the year of the nurse?

Entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, your chance to promote your work and specialty

The image of nursing: tell us what you think about how others see the profession

Quick survey wants your views on nurses’ uniforms, job titles… and TV medical dramas

Mary Seacole awards: nurse specialists honoured for work with diverse communities

Winners recognised for projects on areas such as mental health and maternity services

Morecambe Bay midwifery scandal: NMC admits it ‘made an awful situation much worse’

We prioritised process over people, nurse regulator states

Novice nurses to wear badges urging patience

Newly qualified nurses at a trust in Yorkshire will wear badges to remind staff to be patient

Make LGBT-awareness training mandatory for nurses, MPs say

Health and social care staff are often unable to tailor care to individuals’ needs – report

Nurses cannot routinely use mental health support service – despite claim they could

Government backtracks on health secretary Matt Hancock’s Twitter statement

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