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RCN Scotland launches safe staffing campaign as latest vacancy figures reveal crisis

Ask for More campaign will run while Scottish parliament debates legislation on safe staffing

London mayor Sadiq Khan urges new nurses to work in the capital

Social media appeal part of RCN’s #NursingLondon campaign to address nurse shortages

Nurses welcome free parking at all NHS hospitals in Wales

Final two parking firm contracts come to an end

Why as many as one in four nursing students could be dropping out of their degrees

Nursing Standard figures suggest high levels of student attrition in most parts of the UK

Many older hospital patients with dementia cannot communicate pain, suggests study

Researchers examined relationship between pain and delirium

‘Hospitals would eliminate variations in care if they worked more like supermarkets’

Trust chief executive believes group working would help standardise care

Scottish study recommends ‘rebranding’ of nursing to attract more male recruits

Only 8-10% of Scotland’s pre-registration nursing students are men

RCN writes open letter to party leaders about ‘risks’ of Brexit

Brexit poses risks to patient safety and workers’ rights, RCN tells political leaders

NHS Pensions blames delay in payments to new pensioners on computer software

Senior nurse said she hadn’t received her pension lump sum almost six weeks after it was due

Cavell Nurses’ Trust seeks volunteers to hike Mount Snowdon

The 13km hike will raise money for nurses experiencing personal or financial hardship

RCN voices further concerns over EU nurses after Brexit

NHS Digital workforce figures show fall in nurse numbers in England between January and May

Campaign to end ‘pyjama paralysis’ saves 700,000 hospital days

Initiative also reduced number of patient falls and pressure ulcers

RCN announces date of Extraordinary General Meeting about NHS pay deal communication

Event to take place at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September

Nurses in Wales to vote on 6.5% pay rise

RCN in Wales to consult members on annual pay increases and faster pay progression

RCN issues adult safeguarding training for all healthcare staff

Guidance outlines training programme to ensure vulnerable patients are protected from...

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

Band 7 nurse is removed from the register over revalidation inaccuracy

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager

Nurse's death by suicide should serve as warning to profession...

Toxic workplace and 'put up and shut up' culture still pervades the NHS

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