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Patient Janet Adams on the ward with her husband Arthur and daughter and son-in law on their wedding day

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

Board game aims to stimulate nurses to identify and discuss domestic violence and abuse

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

Emergency nurse practitioner Rhiannon Pritchard and emergency department matron Lyn Roberts

30,000 patients and counting: the nurse who is a ‘fantastic’ asset to her community

Emergency nurse practitioner at Betsi Cadwaladr health board helped set up essential service

Nurse's hands seen preparing vaccine for child. MMR uptake is down, and measles cases in UK going up

Measles is back: UK loses its measles-free status as MMR coverage declines

GPs will be urged to promote 'catch-up' vaccination to boost uptake levels

Illustration of a door allowing access to the UK, with a world map in the background

Proposed £36,000 salary threshold for migrants ‘should not apply to nurses’

Think tank’s suggested minimum salary threshold sparks nurse recruitment concerns

Young women smile as they huddle to read their exam results

A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

Picture shows ward manager Donna St John (left) and staff nurse Pip Page-Davies (right) with Hazel Carter, a patient who uses one of the drainage bag covers made by Ms Page-Davies and other nurses.

Creative thinking by cancer nurses gives patients a confidence boost

Drainage bag covers help maintain patient dignity

Liverpool Prison, where the nurses worked

NMC throws out cases against nurses accused of failing to raise staffing concerns

Liverpool Prison colleagues had faced FtP hearings after reviews found poor care

Ambulance speeding through street

80% of people think patients use emergency services unnecessarily, survey finds

But half of respondents said they found it difficult to secure an appointment with their GP

Woman with a hangover

Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

Bandaging as part of wound care for a leg ulcer

Wound repair smart sensor could help nurses assess patient healing

Researchers developing microsensor to monitor wound healing from within a bandage

nurse sits at a computer eating a snack, which may help her remain alert on night shift

Surviving night shifts: eating a snack rather than a meal may help you stay alert

Nurses who choose a fuller meal may be more likely to get headaches and dizziness too

Nursing student saves child’s life while on holiday

Rachel Rose acted fast and performed CPR on five-year-old Kylie Ann Stewart

Nurses fear shift pattern changes will double their extra hours every month

RCN says trust’s ‘flawed proposal’ will mean staff work more shifts with fewer paid breaks

Nurses trial device that alerts them to potential falls on ward

The technology monitors thermal outline of patients in bed

Work of mesothelioma specialist nurse attracts boost in funding

Asbestos disease charities fund role designed to support military veterans

Nurses demand the NHS pension flexibility that’s been promised to consultants

While nurses struggle to pay into scheme, ministers plan to ease rules for NHS high earners

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

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