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Birmingham Repertory Theatre

First details of Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss NHS pay deal communication

Event to take place at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September

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Nurses in Wales to vote on 6.5% pay rise

RCN in Wales to consult members on annual pay increases and faster pay progression

A teacher helps a pupil with an asthma spacer/inhaler

Children at risk from asthma attacks as they head back to school, RCN warns

The college is calling on parents of pupils with the condition to take precautions

Elder abuse

RCN issues adult safeguarding training for all healthcare staff

Guidance outlines training programme to ensure vulnerable patients are protected from...

Janet Davies

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

A woman sitting before a NMC hearing

Band 7 nurse is struck off for providing incorrect revalidation information

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager

Homelessness

Community nurses have ‘essential role’ to help end rough sleeping, reveals QNI survey

Charity highlights street-based nursing care initiative to improve the health of the homeless

Bullying

Nurse's death by suicide should serve as warning to profession...

Toxic workplace and 'put up and shut up' culture still pervades the NHS

Substitution

Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

A young woman being vaccinated by a nurse

RCN urges university students to get meningitis jab before term starts

First-year students are at elevated risk of meningococcal infection

Scotland Pay Vote

RCN, unions and Scottish Government agree pay increase of at least 9% for nurses

Deal leaves nurses in Scotland ‘significantly better paid’ than those elsewhere in the UK

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No sign of £10,000 ‘golden hello’ promised for some postgraduate nursing students

RCN calls delay a ‘serious missed opportunity’

Mental health nurse took her own life after being 'bullied' at work...

Court told nurse was verbally abused by staff at Swansea hospital who made her life '

Nursing student numbers in England fall for second year

Reform of nurse student funding appears to be failing to boost staff and student numbers

Government consults on making first aid skills part of curriculum in English schools

Education would include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and dealing with common injuries

Nurses in Scotland to receive mandatory mental health and suicide prevention training

The Scottish government’s suicide prevention action plan aims to reduce deaths by 20%

Learning disability care risks a return to 'bleak Victorian image', RCN warns

There are 2,000 fewer learning disability nurses than eight years ago

Bawa-Garba case: NMC has no plans to review FtP of nurse who was struck off

Bank nurse Isabel Amaro was struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter

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