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RCN moves one step closer to industrial action ballot in Northern Ireland

College is consulting members over possible strike ballot over non-existent pay award

Government pledges to focus on a preventative approach to care

Health and social care secretary’s plan highlights benefits of increasing access to the arts

Potential nurse shortfall of 51,000 in England after Brexit, report concludes

Cavendish Coalition says projected workforce gaps are ‘deeply disheartening’

‘Bring back £1 billion a year in nurse education funding’

RCN campaign urges students to lobby their MPs over post-bursary hardship

‘NHS pay rise should be enjoyed by independent sector and GP nurses too’

Nurses outside the health service but providing its services could be missing out

Charity says urgent investment is needed to curb fall in district nurse numbers

Report from Queen’s Nursing Institute warns that the safety of patients is being jeopardised

NHS violence reduction strategy aims to protect staff from assaults at work

More than 15% of health service employees experienced violence in the past year

Candidates announced for forthcoming RCN council elections

Postal ballot opens on 21 November

‘Nurses can help prevent hundreds of premature diabetes-related deaths each week’

Diabetes UK says nurses are key to helping people manage the condition and complications

The Budget: mental health services to get an extra £2 billion

Government goal for mental health will hinge on nurse recruitment and retention, cautions RCN

Unions want NHS trusts to jettison any plans to set up private subsidiaries

Wholly-owned NHS subsidiary companies harm staff's pay and conditions, unions claim

‘BAME staff will be properly represented at the top of the NHS by 2028’

Health minister says senior managers in the NHS must reflect the diversity of the workforce

RCN demands urgent action from government to reduce air pollution

New report reveals many NHS health centres are in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution

RCN lead pay negotiator the latest senior figure to leave college after NHS pay deal row

Josie Irwin to take up a national role at Unison after a quarter of a century at the RCN

Trusts need to spend £1 billion on urgent ‘high risk’ repairs

Figures reveal record-high buildings and equipment maintenance backlog in England

Seasonal illnesses: don’t over-use antibiotics, public health campaign urges

Public Health England issues pre-winter advice to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

Stress-related absence on the rise among NHS staff in Scotland

Figures show more than a million work days lost over the past three years

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