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Photo of Taurai Matare meeting Boris Johnson

RCN Nurse of the Year praised by prime minister

Taurai Matare met Boris Johnson during his publicity visit to London hospital

illustration shows hands posting ballot papers into a ballot box as Northern Ireland RCN members prepare to vote on whether to take industrial action

Strike ballot: RCN names the date for industrial action vote in Northern Ireland

Low pay and nurse staffing levels have left members ‘angry and disillusioned’

Hospice nurse with a patient – Arthur Rank hospice has become first to join Cavell Nurses Trust employee support scheme

Cavell Nurses' Trust welcomes hospice to its staff welfare scheme

Cambridge Hospice will encourage staff facing hardship to use the programme

Omar Salem (left) confronts Boris Johnson as Alan Gurney (centre) looks on Picture: PA

Prime minister tackled on nursing shortages by angry father during hospital visit

Omar Salem confronted prime minister Boris Johnson during a press visit to a London hospital

Male nurse being kind to a colleague

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

RCN advertising campaign will target the public in a bid to secure a safe nurse staffing law in England

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

Checking for pressure ulcers

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

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

Scottish parliament building

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

NMC report on whistleblowing

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

Report reveals how the nursing regulator dealt with whistleblowers’ concerns

Irish nurses picketing outside Cork University Hospital

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

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

Florence Nightingale Museum director David Green, left, with Emma Hixson, a performer, in the museum's new family corner

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

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

Volunteer sitting with an older patient

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

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