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Nurses – be kinder to each other and patients will benefit, says NHS trust

New project urges staff to appreciate colleagues and check on their welfare

Safe nurse staffing campaign: RCN takes its fight to the public

College appeals for the public’s support in its bid to secure a safe staffing law in England

Expensive air mattresses only offer marginal benefit to patients, study authors say

Specialist foam mattresses are effective for preventing pressure ulcers – and far cheaper

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

NMC receives 34 ‘qualifying’ whistleblowing disclosures in 2018-19

Report reveals how the nursing regulator dealt with whistleblowers’ concerns

Irish nurses will be ‘prime targets’ for UK recruiters post-Brexit, union says

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

Nightingale Museum’s new exhibit aims to inspire next generation of nurses

Interactive family corner asks young visitors ‘could you become a Nightingale Nurse?’

Volunteers on wards can help to ease nurse workload, survey finds

Nurses says patients without visitors take up more of their time – and volunteers could help

EU funds €4 million programme for hospitals to achieve Magnet status

US model would improve nurse to patient ratios and focus on interdisciplinary relationships

RCN council elections: some college members receive wrong ballot paper

Correct papers will be posted to people who received one for wrong constituency

Asthma patients going without treatment due to cost

Call for prescription charges review after nurses say patients can’t afford medication

Ebola virus: London nurses travel to Congo to provide treatment

Jess Joyce says she and Kirsty Metz must ‘mentally prepare ourselves’ for the trip

Government drops its language test requirement for overseas nurses

Change is intended to make it as easy as possible for health professionals to come to the UK

New nursing leaders appointed by health organisations

RCN, Health Education England and International Council of Nursing reveal appointments

The tool that aims to help nurses use social media professionally

Online behaviour doesn’t always reflect nurses’ knowledge of the issue, says OU researcher

CPD budgets: nurses to get personalised professional development funds

But Treasury ‘misses opportunity to invest in preregistration education’

Practising mindfulness at work can cut nurses’ stress

Nurse researcher tells RCN event a training programme has also improved ‘mental focus’ 

Steep rise in nursing vacancies in Scotland

Ministers must act to ensure there are enough nurses for new safe staffing law – RCN

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