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In 2017-18, 15% of BME staff in the NHS in England reported incidents of discrimination in the workplace

Racism in the NHS: are things getting better or worse for BME staff?

Hiding behind racism as a ‘minority issue’ ignores its wider impact on staff and patients

Nurse looking stressed. Three quarters of nurses said they regularly work shifts without breaks. Picture: iStock

Well-being survey: ‘inhumane’ shifts leave no time even for a sip of water

Exclusive research shows understaffing and issues with management are risking nurses’ health

member of NHS staff receives flu jab amid debate about compulsory staff vaccination

Flu jab: every nurse’s moral duty, or no one’s business but yours?

Strong views on mandatory staff vaccination show opinion in the profession is polarised

Illustration shows worried nurse treading a fine line

Clinical negligence: the accusation no nurse ever wants to face

NHS staff are insured by their employers, but elsewhere nurse indemnity is less clear-cut

A young woman with a book and a satchel outside a building with her head in her hands. One in four student nurses leave before the end of their degree. Picture: iStock

Nursing student attrition: are we losing the battle?

Investigation finds that a quarter of UK student nurses fail to complete their studies

Picture is an image of a magnet drawing small figures towards it. A programme being rolled out across England aims to convince nurses to stay in the NHS.

Want to quit your job? Here’s how the NHS is trying to change your mind

Retention programme has 800 success stories so far, but can it make a real difference?

Illustration of a student carrying an oversized credit card

Student finance: what you need to know before you start your nursing degree

Juggling studying with financial responsibilities can be tough. Here are our top tips

Illustration depicts stressed nurse trapped in blood pressure cuff. The Interim NHS People Plan aims to tackle the biggest challenge facing the NHS – a shortage of nurses.

NHS People Plan: the crucial gap in the nursing workforce target

Varied data collection methods make it hard to gauge exact nurse numbers and vacancies

obese man consults clinician who is holding an 'eat well' leaflet

When and how to talk to a patient about their diet and lifestyle

Health promotion is an NMC requirement, but discussing weight can be difficult for nurses

Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

Woman studies on her laptop

NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

Stockpiling medicines

If Brexit brings medicine shortages, how will nurses allay patients’ fears?

What you can do to reassure patients who are concerned about their prescriptions

End of life care: what thousands of nurses told our annual survey

The pressures of short-staffing and how some staff spend breaks sitting with dying patients
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RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

A profession in the spotlight: International Nurses Day

To mark International Nurses Day we look at the issues shaping the agenda for nurses globally

Major incident response: how each tragedy informs future nursing care

With every mass-casualty event comes fresh clinical understanding and greater preparedness

Violence in the NHS: why prevention and psychological care are as important as payouts

The measures needed to protect nursing staff from assaults at work

Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

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