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Queen Alexandra Hospital

Charge nurse’s workload left emergency department ‘poorly managed’

Nurse in charge had ‘too many other tasks’ to take control of patient flow, CQC finds

Department of Kindness blue plaques

Why every workplace needs a ‘Department Of Kindness’

Hospital’s blue plaques project recognises the daily acts of kindness in patient care

brain activity device

Devices promoting independence in people with dementia could lighten nurses’ workload

Imperial College scientists investigate technology that could transform individuals’ lives

Maddison Ormond-Donnelly

Child who charmed royals helps open health centre

A schoolgirl who charmed Prince Harry and Meghan helps declare open a mental health centre

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Emilia Clarke

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Protected learning time

Nurses need protected time for training in learning disabilities and autism, says NMC

NMC issues response to ongoing government consultation on mandatory training

Ruth May opens Birch Centre

Workforce is priority, says England’s chief nurse after 100 days in post

Ruth May was speaking at launch of new children’s mental health centre

Diane, Pauline and Jean

With 130 years’ experience between them, three nurse leaders bow out

The colleagues look back at dramatic change over their long nursing careers

Clinical trial feedback

Feedback from up to 49,000 patients with cancer remains unpublished, study suggests

Researchers say information on quality of life during and after treatment must be shared

Chelmsford Crown Court

Conman convicted of defrauding ‘hard-working nurses’ out of £100,000

Johnson Umax promised victims he would secure mortgages for them

Mark Gallagher

Man prosecuted for hospital assault on nurse and other staff

Mark Gallagher has been placed under night-time curfew and ordered to pay compensation

New and expectant mothers to access perinatal mental healthcare closer to home

NHS England announce roll-out of specialist services across the country

Wards in England are still failing to achieve safe staffing levels, new report warns

Workforce study says policies introduced since Mid-Staffs Inquiry have lost momentum

Learning disability nursing students ‘devastated’ at lecturer’s redundancy

Bangor University blames budget cuts on dwindling applications and ‘challenging’ finances

Period poverty: schools in Wales to offer girls free sanitary products

More than 141,000 pupils who cannot afford tampons and other supplies are expected to benefit

Capacity Tracker helps staff to locate care home places for patients in England

The digital tool aims to ensure people ‘aren’t left waiting in hospital unnecessarily’

Support network uses social media to attract men into nursing

Facebook and Twitter groups connect students with nurses to promote profession

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