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Health visitor with a mother and baby

Health visitor cuts could push caseloads on to nurses with no specialist qualifications

Institute of Health Visiting said cuts at Suffolk County Council are reflected nationwide

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NHS spends millions a year on private beds for mental health patients

Investigation finds at least £186 million in costs, with patients sent hundreds of miles away

Free parking for community nurses

Council pledges to provide free parking for healthcare staff on home visits

Nursing organisations welcome ‘common-sense’ approach to community roles

Teen gambling

UK's first gambling addiction clinic for children set to open

It is estimated there are 55,000 children and young people with a gambling problem

Learning disability nurse

Learning disability nursing: RCN calls for urgent investment to recruit more staff

College says NHS in England has lost 2,309 nurses in the specialty since 2009

House prices

Nurses only able to afford a house in 3% of towns in the UK

Nurses are least able to afford a house in the UK compared with other key workers

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NHS staff reveal extent of sexual harassment they face at work

Nurses and colleagues put up with harassment, believing bosses won’t take action – Unison

Simon Stevens

Flexible working in the NHS: we’ve got to make it happen, says chief executive

Simon Stevens tells NHS Confederation the nursing shortage is service’s biggest challenge

Yvonne Coghill

Race equality champion disputes claim that diversity on NHS boards is in decline

Yvonne Coghill says figures in NHS Confederation report ‘did not give a true picture’

Reflective meeting

Reflecting on practice can improve nurses’ well-being and enhance care, NMC says

Joint statement with other regulators gives advice on getting the most out of reflection

Helen Whyley

One-year extension of nursing bursary isn’t enough, RCN tells ministers in Wales

College criticises Welsh government’s repeated short-term commitments to student funding

10 Downing Street front door

Dear next prime minister: RCN members’ open letter to Conservative leadership candidates

Nurse activists’ bid to quiz Tory hopefuls on safe staffing, nurses’ pay, and student bursary

Follow-up call to older people post-discharge cuts readmission rates by almost a half

Aston University researchers say the phone conversation could free up ‘thousands of beds’

More than half of prison staff exposed to psychoactive substances at work

Nurses and other staff falling ill after exposure to Spice and other drugs, survey finds

Nursing director struck off NMC register for bullying and aggression

Hazel Dinnie ‘frightened her staff to the extent that they considered leaving their roles’

Infection control in tattoo shops needs to be tightened up, says RCN

College backs call by Royal Society for Public Health for UK-wide rules on tattoo parlours

Your guide to all the routes into nursing

Our interactive graphic shows the path for nursing apprentices, associates and degree options

‘Shocking and senseless attack’ on nursing staff member prompts review of security

Police enquiries continue following stabbing of woman in emergency department

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