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NHS organisations must ‘axe the fax’ by 2020

Fax machines will be phased out to improve patient safety and cyber security

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Jersey pay offer would put new registrants on £39,000

Latest offer comes after Channel island's nurses withdrew goodwill in pay parity row

black nurse

‘Mental health services need to do more to promote black nurses’

Nurses of African or Caribbean heritage should have more career support, review states

Stormont

Not good enough: RCN’s verdict on pay offer to NHS nurses in Northern Ireland

College consults members on what they want to do now

Fund Our Future campaign

RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

Health visitor with a family

This could end in tragedy – health visitor leader’s grim warning over workload

Survey reveals why health visitors say they are struggling to keep children safe

Apprentices

Nursing apprenticeships: MPs move to inject momentum into stalling programme

Cross-party group wants a more flexible approach to funding and supernumerary status

Belfast bus

Hospital parking: trust offers staff incentives to leave their cars at home

Nurses at the Royal Victoria in Belfast face calls to commute by public transport

nurses listens to patient's lungs

Nurse-led community-acquired pneumonia screening halves hospital mortality

Acute medical admissions model should be used to ease NHS winter pressures, say researchers

Health Visitor

Health visitor role in Scotland given new banding, with salary to match

Re-evaluation agreed with NHS employers will add more than £5,000 to starting pay

volunteer at patient's bedside

Nurses say they value hospital volunteers, but worry about the tasks they’re given

Survey is the first time NHS staff have been asked what they think of ward volunteers

NMC panel

NMC targets diversity with more BME members on panels

Regulator says new appointments increase BME representation, but there is still ‘more to do’

Nurse convicted of defrauding NHS concedes ‘impact on image of nursing’

NMC panel suspends nurse who claimed £20,000 in sick pay while also working for an agency

Revealed: extent of NHS nurse vacancies not covered by bank or agency staff

Every unfilled shift is an operational challenge for the front line, says NHS Improvement

Nurses’ CPD budgets: ‘severity of cuts has been underestimated’

Council of Deans of Health said spending has dropped by as much as 60%

First prison term handed down under law designed to protect nurses from assault

Magistrates use new powers under Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018

English language test: new hope for more than 1,000 foreign nurses

NMC lowers written exam pass, giving nurses who failed test a fresh chance of UK registration

Midwives in Northern Ireland ‘send a clear message’ over pay lag

RCM members in NI vote in favour of industrial action, including strikes

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