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Rapid response teams including nurses will visit older people at home within two hours of referral

Community rapid response teams will support older people at home, says NHS

Initiative aims to prevent hospital admissions, but RCN questions nurse staffing capacity

My Daddy is a Nurse, by Butterfly Books, challenges gender stereotypes about nursing

My Daddy is a Nurse: the children’s book challenging gender stereotypes

Nursing Now campaign and chief nurse work with publisher to tackle profession’s gender divide

nurse sits on sofa talking to woman who is holding an infant

Post-reg education: shake-up in specialist community public health nursing standards

NMC in plan to update framework to reflect modern nursing roles

Sign outside High Court in Edinburgh, which reads 'High Court of Justiciary'

Nursing student freed on appeal after serving half her prison sentence for fraud

Thandiwe Matikiti had dishonestly secured public money to fund her degree

People wearing face masks in Hong Kong

Coronavirus outbreak: passengers from China to UK urged to say if they feel unwell

Government directive concerns flights from city of Wuhan

Karen Bonner

New chief nurse is ‘ambassador for whole profession’

Karen Bonner to join Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Picture shows a gynaecologist performing a cervical smear on a teenage patient. Cervical cancer is rising in women aged 25-29, reflecting their failure to attend screening, a charity says.

Low numbers of young women attending screening linked to sharp rise in cervical cancer

Rise in cervical cancer cases down to failure to attend screening, charity believes

Annual emergency admissions figures for people with dementia in England have risen by 100,000 since 2012-13

People with dementia face multiple emergency admissions every year

Alzheimer’s Society says annual emergency admissions rise in England cost NHS £280 million

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NMC suspends nurse for failing to give CPR to care home resident

Nahid Nasiri knew a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation order was not in place

The governemnt has pleddged up to £8,000 in grants for nursing students in hard-to-recruit disciplines

Student grants: who will and won’t get the full £8,000 for hard-to-recruit disciplines

Only some learning disability and mental health nursing students eligible for extra £3,000

Egg Machine with Steam

Brisk breakfast: machine makes scrambled eggs for patients in 15 seconds

Trial of device at Nottingham hospital whips up a positive response

Picture shows a school nurse giving a girl the HPV vaccination. Vaccinations for children a new screening method that looks for traces of HPV and could result in cervical cancer being eliminated, the NHS says.

Cervical cancer could be eliminated, NHS says

Vaccinations for all children, along with upgraded screening for HPV ‘will save lives’

Health secretary Hancock raises smiles over how ‘50,000 more nurses’ pledge is viewed

Minister was speaking at launch of Florence Nightingale Foundation academy

Sepsis now a bigger killer than cancer, study suggests

Analysis of global data reveals 11 million sepsis-related deaths in 2017

Nursing home manager struck off for failing to act on abuse claims

NMC sanctions three former staff at Devon care home for patient neglect

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: deadline for nominations extended

Individuals and teams now have until 7 February to nominate themselves or a colleague

Nurses’ strikes suspended: RCN and Unison to consult members on pay and staffing deal

Unions suspend industrial action after securing offer in crunch talks with health minister

Share your stories of working on nursing’s front line

Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey

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