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Top Gun

Watching Tom Cruise and Mr Bean could help people with dementia

Charity Dementia UK recommends films to improve mood and engagement

woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

Student in community

Promising guaranteed placements in primary care is unrealistic, say nursing leaders

Pledge in new GP contract seeks to boost equality between nursing and medical students

ambulance

‘Environmentally-friendly ambulances would cut toxic impact of NHS road journeys’

NHS chief executive says ‘green’ ambulance fleets would cut risk to health from air pollution

Multidisciplinary team illustration

End of life: new standards promise measurable care improvements in the community

Nurses in participating general practices will be adopting the Daffodil Standards

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

RCN HQ

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

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Yvonne Coghill receiving CBE

Celebrate your work and others who have helped you at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Chair of judges Yvonne Coghill says her recent CBE ‘belongs to a lot of people’

Stressed nurse

Work-life balance driving increasing number of staff to leave the NHS

Health Foundation report highlights ‘worrying’ lack of improvement in retention rates

Dublin pickets

Irish nurses call off planned strike action

Nursing unions suspend industrial action to consider Labour Court's proposals

Unsafe staffing levels at heart of inadequate rating for NHS trust

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust rated as inadequate by CQC

Flat tyres

Nursing student’s message to car vandals highlights hospital parking problems

RCN says this type of vandalism is ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’

You want to boost the social care workforce? Then invest in it, RCN tells ministers

College sceptical about latest recruitment campaign to a sector with poor pay and conditions

Apprenticeships are our answer to steep recruitment costs, says trust chief nurse

Employer is investing in apprentices to cut dependence on attracting overseas nurses

Nurse criticises NHS England chiefs for lack of workforce to deliver NHS Long Term Plan

Nurse tells board meeting: ‘I have never seen the NHS in such a bad state’
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Don’t miss your chance to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Final week to nominate yourself, a colleague or a team and celebrate nursing excellence

UK nurse Howard Catton named chief executive of the International Council of Nurses

The ex-RCN policy head wants to push the case for investment in nurses ‘harder than ever’

Nursing associate numbers on target so far, despite concerns about low uptake

Government now faces challenge of achieving its ambitions for 2019 cohort

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