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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’

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

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

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year named

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

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

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

Nurses in Northern Ireland announce Christmas strike date

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

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...

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

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

Nurse-led study will examine quality of life in care homes

Four-year project will build data resource on treatment and services at care homes

Welsh health board decides to ‘not progress’ plans to change rotas

Unions had objected to proposals over concerns about contracted hours

Nurse’s video message urges colleagues to get the flu jab

Leanne Thomas tells of sister’s death due to complications following influenza

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