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Red dot campaign aims to get people talking about pressure ulcer prevention

NHS Improvement launches its winter campaign as part of #StopThePressure

Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Majority of carers of people with diabetes experience emotional problems, survey reveals

Carers of people with diabetes need greater levels of support from nurses, says Diabetes UK

Agenda for Change pay rise made care recruitment difficult, council chiefs say

More needed to improve social care workforce challenges on a national level

Care home providers should develop policies to support sexual expression for residents...

College publishes revised guidelines to offer support and education for staff

Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

RCN appoints interim director of nursing policy and practice

Bronagh Scott will join the college in December for six months

Scotland creates 283 new places for nursing and midwifery students

Boost to bursary and extra places strengthen Scotland's bid to improve nurse recruitment

NMC figures mask ‘severe instability’ of nursing workforce

Despite overall rise in registrants, RCN warns of continuing decline in EEA nurse numbers

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

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