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Flooding in the village of Catcliffe near Sheffield

Nursing in the floods: praise for professionalism of community and acute staff

Nursing teams keep patients and each other safe during flood crisis

Daniel Platt, mental health lead nurse at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, was found dead on 20 October

Bereaved mother of mental health nurse pays tribute to ‘selfless’ son

Hundreds of messages of condolence left for nurse described as passionate about mental health

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth will bring back the bursary and recruit 24,000 nurses. Picture: Alamy

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

Image of a nurse with a telephone headset. Picture: iStock

New guidance for nurses prescribing via phone or online consultations

Regulators and professional bodies issue principles for online or telephone consultations

Illustration shows male and female figures with caption bubbles and in the background an image depicting a page of Nursing Standard. The journal is conducting a survey on the image of nursing, closing at 9am on 18 November.

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

The Tories planning fast-track visa for nurses. Picture: iStock

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

Belfast City Hall. Picture: iStock

Call for memorial to Northern Ireland’s first world war nurses

Researchers from the RCN’s History of Nursing network lobby for a plaque at Belfast City Hall

Strike action

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

Amin Abdullah died in February 2016. Picture: Dave Marriott

NHS bodies ordered to draw up guidance for managers, following nurse’s death

Amin Abdullah experienced mental health problems after an unfair dismissal process

Nahla Walker (centre), with Helen Drury (left) and Joanne Leivesley

Community nurses inspire their six-year-old ‘nurse in training’

Nahla Walker wants to be a nurse one day, and now she can dress just like those who treat her

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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

Unions had objected to proposals over concerns about contracted hours

Leanne Thomas speaking on the video

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

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

Healthcare workers have higher risk of stress, anxiety or depression

These issues account for half of work-related illnesses in the health and social care sector

Bristol trust launches ‘red card’ scheme to deal with racist abuse from patients

Campaign aims to protect staff after spike in racist incidents over past year

Mandatory training in learning disabilities and autism for all NHS nurses

Campaigners say £1.4m package for England is ‘first step in addressing care inequalities’

Abortion services: nursing students first to complete clinical placement at charity

The two students spent six weeks at charity Marie Stopes’ centre in London

Unions criticise Welsh health board’s plan to change rotas

Move to standardise shift patterns prompts concerns over unpaid breaks and contracted hours

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu receives Pride of Britain’s lifetime honour

Pioneering sickle cell nurse specialist recognised with lifetime achievement award

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