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NHS trusts promise to slash sales of sugary drinks in their shops and canteens

Employers pledge to support NHS staff who want to cut out high-calorie beverages

Nursing student bursary in Scotland will rise to £10,000 by 2020

Current bursary for nursing and midwifery students stands at £6,578

RCN council elections: nominations now open

College members have until 25 October to apply to be RCN council candidates

Toys in healthcare: RCN wants your views on keeping play items germ-free

RCN survey results will inform guidance on how to ensure toys don't harbour infections

Medway trust shelves idea of stopping sick pay for AfC staff who decline the flu jab

NHS trust accepted sick pay changes would 'not have been in the best interests of staff'

NMC appoints Andrea Sutcliffe as new chief executive

CQC’s chief inspector of adult social care named as Jackie Smith’s successor

RCN council members resign in the wake of no-confidence vote

RCN council elections expected shortly, with new line-up to be in place by January 2019

Nurses say they are working harder than ever, survey shows

More than 70% of nurses say they are ‘exhausted’ when they come home from work

Members pass vote of no confidence in RCN council

Motion calls for council to stand down over handling of England pay deal

Decision day for RCN members as ruling council faces potential no-confidence vote

Review criticises college’s governance as members prepare for confidence vote at RCN EGM

EGM: RCN members’ views ahead of the vote

Nursing Standard speaks to members attending the meeting in Birmingham

NHS Digital data shows significant pay disparity between BME and white nurses in England

RCN says work must be done ‘to ensure our NHS workforce is truly representative’

Nurse jobs in care sector disappear as employers struggle to retain staff

Skills for Care report suggests dilution of skills mix as nursing assistants replace nurses

Newly qualified non-EU nurses now eligible to apply to the UK register

NMC drops restriction on UK registration for overseas nurses qualified for less than a year

Nursing unions reject Jersey pay offer – and threaten industrial action

Major sticking point is lack of pay parity with allied health professional colleagues

NMC consults on removing ‘unnecessary barriers’ for nurses returning to practice

Nursing and midwifery regulator plans more flexible ways to re-join register

New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

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