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Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

Mandatory training needed to improve Parkinson’s care, says charity

Survey highlights lack of awareness among healthcare staff over patients’ medication needs

NMC reveals its new fitness to practise support service

Regulator pilots 24-hour emotional support line for registrants undergoing FtP proceedings

Has intentional rounding turned ward nursing into a tick-box exercise?

Routine rounds are more to do with managing risk than patient-centred care, study suggests

Northern Ireland pay dispute: nurses vote on industrial action – including a strike

RCN warns that staff could leave to work elsewhere if wage disparity remains unresolved

NHS staffing crisis: government, not nurses, should shoulder the burden – RCN

College wants ministers to be held legally accountable for short-staffing

Sepsis Six update: immediate attendance by senior clinician is made top priority

Sepsis screening tool has changed – find out what this means for nurses

NMC streamlines registration process for overseas nurses and midwives

Regulator cuts red tape in bid to get applicants on to UK register as fast as possible

Nurse-led monitoring tool could curb overprescribing in care homes

Simple checklist could help avoid overuse of medicines for mental health issues in care homes

Suspended jail sentence for nurse who ran Botox business while on sick leave

Nicola Bevan also forged prescriptions to obtain cosmetic products for private work

First nursing associates appear in videos aiming to clarify their role

Videos describe how role bridges the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

For your patients’ sake, get the flu jab, senior official urges health workers

Professor says healthcare staff have a ‘very strong responsibility’ to accept vaccination

RCN condemns ‘insulting’ 5% pay offer for Guernsey nurses

College will ballot members on whether to accept or reject the offer

Climate change and the NHS: can nurses point the way to a greener future?

RCN calls for ideas on how to reduce healthcare’s carbon footprint

Community mental health services for adults to be integrated

Community mental health, physical health and social care adult services will be integrated

Body of missing children’s nurse Laurie Jones found in river

University Hospital of Wales staff nurse was last seen leaving her night shift

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