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Nurses’ well-being: the badge that reminds others to ask after your mental health

The ‘Ask me how I am’ badge is designed to ensure staff’s own needs are not forgotten

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District nursing heads into perfect storm, with demand rising as workforce dwindles

Queen’s Nursing Institute calls on next government to invest in staffing

Picture shows men sitting in a row of chairs receiving free blood tests to check their PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels to screen for prostate cancer. More than 2,000 men received the test in a weekend event run by a volunteer group in Reading.

Thousands queue for free prostate cancer check

More than 2,000 men had a free PSA test in an event run by volunteers

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Nike launches a range of shoes to support nurses during long shifts

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’

The Welsh Labour party political broadcast featured an actor dressed as a nurse

Welsh Labour withdraws political broadcast that features an actor playing a nurse

Parties must clarify use of actors if the audience could be ‘misled’ by their appearance

Jean Higgins presents a bouquet to the then Princess Elizabeth, now the Queen at a film premiere

Tributes paid to a proud pioneer of agency nursing

Jean Higgins ran an early nurse recruitment agency set up for the benefit of the NHS

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RCN Wales Nurse of the Year named

Inspirational leader Jean Saunders praised for improving healthcare access for asylum seekers

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Adult social care nursing: NMC chief champions ‘disregarded and undermined’ staff

Andrea Sutcliffe says they display a high level of knowledge, skills and competence

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Nurses in Northern Ireland announce Christmas strike date

Walkout will be the first in RCN history – as Unison members plan industrial action too

Picture of Justin Mwange, who fled conflict in his native Africa and qualified as a nurse after studying English while working in a factory. He has earned praise from his trust for overcoming adversity.

Former refugee qualifies as nurse, praised by trust as ‘outstanding individual’

A former refugee who fled conflict in his native Africa and qualified as a nurse after studying English while working in a factory has earned praise from his trust

Dame Donna Kinnair sits as a table, with pen in hand

Dear party leaders: you’ll need to look after nurses if you want their votes

RCN issues manifesto wish list to political parties as 2019 general election looms

Flooding in the village of Catcliffe near Sheffield

Nursing in the floods: praise for professionalism of community and acute staff

Nursing teams keep patients and each other safe during flood crisis

Labour pledges to bring back the nursing bursary if elected

Shadow health secretary says the party will recruit 24,000 nurses over next five years

New guidance for nurses prescribing via phone or online consultations

Regulators and professional bodies issue principles for online or telephone consultations

Image of nursing survey: your chance to take part

Have your say on nursing’s image – from uniforms and job titles to pride in the profession

Conservatives pledge to introduce fast-track visas for overseas nurses

Points-based proposal would mean reduced fee and extra points for those coming to work in NHS

RCN members in Northern Ireland vote to strike for first time in union’s history

Northern Ireland nurses ready to take action over pay disparity with the rest of the UK

NHS bodies ordered to draw up guidance for managers, following nurse’s death

Amin Abdullah experienced mental health problems after an unfair dismissal process

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