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Legacy of Florence Nightingale marked in Westminster Abbey service

The life and legacy of Florence Nightingale has been celebrated in a special service at...

Congress votes to get tough on missed breaks

Employers who fail to ensure staff take required shift breaks will be challenged by the RCN...

'All nurses should be dementia-aware'

Nurses across all specialties should have an understanding of dementia

Get involved in NHS transformation plans, nurses urged

Nurses need to be ‘knocking on the door’ to ensure their voices are heard in NHS...

Call to support adult survivors of child sex abuse

Nurses need to be ‘professionally curious’ to help identify adult survivors of child sexual...

RCNi frailty resource showcased at congress

Frailty is not about age but is a physical condition, and nurses can access a wide variety...

PM condemned for RCN congress no-show

Theresa May accused of showing 'contempt' for nurses

Motion to reduce practice hours defeated at congress

A motion calling for a reduction in clinical placement hours for nursing students was...

Nurse debriefings are 'crucial' but doubts raised over timing...

Nurse debriefing sessions can be an effective way to provide psychological support and to...

‘NHS still the fairest way to deliver healthcare’

Resolution passed at RCN congress declares UK system still offers the fairest method of...

Nurses diagnosed with dementia have role to play

Nurses who have dementia should be allowed to continue working, RCN congress resolved on...

'Use communication and intuition' in assessments, say senior care home nurses...

Care home nurses need to ensure they are putting the patient at the heart of any decision...

Nurses treated like ‘dirt’ by government, says Tim Farron

Nurses are being treated ‘like dirt’ by the government, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron...

Corbyn pledges bursaries and safe staffing legislation

Plus EU citizens working in NHS will be given right to remain, Labour leader has pledged.

‘Employers must give nurses time for training’

Some employers are withholding pay increments from nurses who do not complete statutory and...

Risk to patients if nursing education not better funded, say nurses

There is ‘a real and significant’ risk to patients if nursing education is not properly...

'Poor shift patterns and missed breaks'

Nurses raise concerns over the way night and day shifts run into each other.

Labour and Lib Dem leaders to address RCN congress

Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron will today address delegates in Liverpool and take questions...

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