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Pat Cullen

RCN leader Pat Cullen quits so she can stand in general election

General secretary who took nurses into historic strikes stands down in bid to become MP

A male nurse with patient, illustrating story about low percentage of male nurses in UK

Where are the men? Nursing profession fails to attract males

Report calls for ‘dismantling of stereotype that views nursing as suited primarily for women’

Nurses’ general election priorities: what’s on your policy wish list?

Nursing leaders and organisations respond to the announcement of a July general election

Outgoing chief executive Andrea Sufcliffe, who is resigning on health grounds

NMC chief executive resigns as she awaits neurosurgery following tumour diagnosis

My job is tough enough when you’re well, impossible when you’re not, says Andrea Sutcliffe

Nurse wins tribunal case after losing shifts for raising concerns

The whistleblowing agency nurse had shifts cancelled after questioning patient seclusion

Close-up of nurse with tattooed arms crossed

Tattoos, piercings, false eyelashes now okay for nurses as trust relaxes uniform rule

Trust wants to celebrate inclusivity and allow people to be themselves in modern workplace

Photo of new NHS uniform in a range of colours, illustrating story about its introduction at an NHS trust in England

National nurses’ uniform to make its debut at NHS trust

Nurses in Derbyshire will be the first to wear the uniform, which comes in various colours

Senior staff nurse Gemma in a video where she explains the benefits of her new four-day week working for Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Four-day week roster has given me back my home life

Could your workplace be the next to adopt new shift pattern after popularity of pilot?

Former nurse and convicted child killer Lucy Letby

Court order blocking access to Letby trial article defies open justice, MP tells Commons

Ex-minister criticises court order stopping UK online access to article on killer’s trial

A senior nurse gives a demonstration using an oxygen mask to other nurses

Nursing levels: update on what counts as advanced practice

New definitions in professional framework aim to end ‘ambiguity’ that can limit careers

ame Ruth May, England’s chief nurse, meeting Roald Dahl Nurse Holly

International Nurses Day: what makes us proud of our profession

Nurses mark event by sharing what inspired their career choice and drives their commitment

Queen’s University Belfast, one of the two higher education institutions in Northern Ireland where nursing degrees are offered

Freeze on undergraduate places branded as incomprehensible, given agency spend

Funding decision a repeat of past mistakes that are expensive to fix, says nurses’ leader

Nursing abroad: how recruiters are tempting UK staff to Canada

Billboards show benefits such as escaping low pay and access to spectacular scenery

Nurse struck off after failing to give CPR and trying to cover up

Registrant ‘remorseful’ but failed to engage with regulator after suspension over incident

Job profiles: have your say on whether they value nurses’ skills

Consultation on proposed revisions to band 4, 5 and 6 job profiles begins

FtP hearings: plans that would bypass formal hearings in some cases are flawed, says NMC

Nurses could fear repercussions of accepting guilt, regulator and NHS Employers warn

Career progression … or lack of it: how being a man in nursing is a distinct advantage

Report reveals sex and race inequality in the NHS, with male nurses enjoying faster promotion

Nurse-led work to cut caffeine helps reduce care home falls

Decaf drinks reduced urgency in those with overactive bladder or incontinence

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