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RCN members in Northern Ireland vote to strike for first time in union’s history

Northern Ireland nurses ready to take action over pay disparity with the rest of the UK

NHS bodies ordered to draw up guidance for managers, following nurse’s death

Amin Abdullah experienced mental health problems after an unfair dismissal process

Nurse-led study will examine quality of life in care homes

Four-year project will build data resource on treatment and services at care homes

Welsh health board decides to ‘not progress’ plans to change rotas

Unions had objected to proposals over concerns about contracted hours

Nurse’s video message urges colleagues to get the flu jab

Leanne Thomas tells of sister’s death due to complications following influenza

Healthcare workers have higher risk of stress, anxiety or depression

These issues account for half of work-related illnesses in the health and social care sector

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’

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

Can wearing pyjamas help you care for people with dementia at bedtime?

Find out what nursing home night staff think about wearing scrubs that mimic nightwear

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