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Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England, will chair the taskforce

Discharging young people from hospital into the community: nurses to join new taskforce

Children’s commissioner will lead initiative to speed up transfer from inpatient services

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UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Picture of Texas midwife Caty Nixon shows her looking distressed at home, with a plate of food on her lap

Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

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Neurorehabilitation: nurse training programme calls for educational partner

The course, launched by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, will enhance specialist skills

The reusable models will avoid single-use inhalers going to landfill Picture: Alamy

Reusable inhaler could cut plastic waste

Device can be reused six times before being recycled and will reduce product carbon footprint

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Too many nurses in England are reaching ‘burnout or breaking point’, RCN warns

College responds to report revealing staff shortages and inadequate care

Picture of Dr David Foster, a registered nurse, midwife and former deputy chief nursing officer for England, who has been named chair of an NMC review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives.

NMC names chair for review of post-registration standards

Review’s focus includes specialist community and public health nursing

nurse holds clip board and completes paperwork to illustrate use of the Sepsis 6 tool

Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

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Leading nurse calls for united front to promote learning disability nursing

Queen's Nursing Institute clinical adviser sets out pillars of practice for LD nurses

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Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

Parkinson's UK has called for mandatory training for healthcare professionals on the specific needs of patients with the condition

Mandatory training needed to improve Parkinson’s care, says charity

Survey highlights lack of awareness among healthcare staff over patients’ medication needs

NMC reveals its new fitness to practise support service

Regulator pilots 24-hour emotional support line for registrants undergoing FtP proceedings

Curbing childhood obesity: investment in school nurses and health visitors is key – RCN

Public health warning as chief medical officer calls for snacking ban on public transport

Health visitors: number of home visits should increase to eight, charity recommends

Institute of Health Visiting also advises focusing on 15 ‘high impact areas’ of care

Has intentional rounding turned ward nursing into a tick-box exercise?

Routine rounds are more to do with managing risk than patient-centred care, study suggests

Northern Ireland pay dispute: nurses vote on industrial action – including a strike

RCN warns that staff could leave to work elsewhere if wage disparity remains unresolved

NHS staffing crisis: government, not nurses, should shoulder the burden – RCN

College wants ministers to be held legally accountable for short-staffing

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