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Bereavement support led by senior nurses or doctors ‘gives loved ones closure’

Matron-led service resolved concerns that might otherwise have escalated to formal complaints

‘Powerful duo’ will lead RCN council’s drive to reconnect with members

New chair Sue Warner says the year ahead ‘will be a challenging one’

Staff shortages could derail NHS funding boost plans

Report warns extra money promised for NHS may be lost to agency costs – or not used at all

New guidance focuses on how to safely deploy nursing associates

Resource published ahead of new staff joining register at end of January

First wave of qualified nursing associates expected to fall far short of target number

Uptake of training programmes has been lower than ministers predicted

Nursing apprentice features in campaign to promote on-the-job training

Sarah Eley wanted to do something ‘fulfilling and worthwhile’ after 30 years of office work

Race discrimination complaints rise in NHS England

Reports from BME staff of discrimination, harassment and bullying were up last year

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

New CPD guidance is welcome in light of budget cuts, RCN says

Five principles aim to ‘develop knowledge, skills and competencies’ of staff

Jobs guarantees for new nurses would cut agency spending – NHS England

But extent of nurse vacancies is tantamount to assured employment, says RCN

Pay deal ‘may help make up lost ground’ on recruitment and retention

RCN urges pay review body to back ‘robust’ approach to workforce data

New NMC chief executive: ‘I’m going to start by listening’

Education standards overhaul means Andrea Sutcliffe arrives at a key moment for nursing

Have your say on gender inequality in nursing

Nursing Now survey looks at perceptions of the profession and barriers to leadership roles

Nurse-led dementia research team receives £4.7m to examine end of life care services

Joint lead of study says aim is to enhance person-centred care of people with dementia

Jersey nurses’ pay dispute: RCN members move one step closer to industrial action ballot

Resolve of island’s nurses hardens after rejecting government's ‘final’ offer

Health surcharge bill for overseas nurses in London will near £4 million in 2019

RCN says doubling of fee for using NHS services will deter potential recruits

Nurses need training in frailty management if the NHS Long Term Plan is to succeed

GPs alone cannot carry out frailty management, says leading nurse

Job flexibility is key to recruiting and retaining nurses, says NHS Employers

NHS cannot improve care if it fails to keep its staff, employers tell pay review body

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