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Healthcare professionals performing CPR in a clinical setting. The RCN said national guidance on CPR will be updated to help nurses justify clinical decisions not to perform it

CPR guidance to be updated after controversial fitness to practise ruling

RCN says update will give nurses clearer direction on resuscitation decisions

University of Bedfordshire

University in bid to secure NMC sign-off on new nursing courses after initial rejection

NMC said proposals did not meet its ‘challenging’ new standards

patient seen from behind, lying on a trolley in a hospital corridor

‘Corridor nursing’: the new normal for emergency nurses

Emergency departments resort increasingly to providing care in non-designated areas – survey

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust nurses

Schoolchildren to design uniforms for nurses of the future

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s legacy

RCN members on a picket line in Belfast

Deal done: nurses vote to end dispute about pay and safe staffing

NHS staff in Northern Ireland secure promises on pay parity and nurse numbers

Fiona McQueen

Scotland’s ‘exemplary’ chief nurse to step down from role

Fellow healthcare leaders praise Fiona McQueen for her contribution to nursing

Florence Nightingale Barbie doll

Florence Nightingale Barbie doll unveiled in tribute to inspiring women

New model forms part of range celebrating women who have broken boundaries

Liverpool Community Health nurse director Helen Lockett

NMC asks its own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking to nurses during a visit to the East Midlands and East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in October 2019, before the government promised to boost NHS nursing numbers by 50,000

Leaked NHS email highlights flaws in nurse retention plan

Government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses rests on ‘weak’ proposals on retention

Coronavirus illustration

Coronavirus: community nurses begin training to carry out home testing

Concern about how district and primary care staff will find the time for extra home visits

Construction site

Poor funding for mental health trusts is jeopardising patient safety – NHS Providers

Survey of trusts in England finds inadequate investment to maintain and upgrade buildings

NMC headquarters in London

Abolish the NMC: MP hits out at decision not to strike off ‘bullying’ nurse director

Helen Lockett was suspended for failing to report risks to patient safety

Immigration plans will ‘close the door’ to vital healthcare staff – RCN

College says new policy will shut out ‘lower-paid support workers and care assistants’

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Violence in the NHS: almost a quarter of nurses tell survey about being attacked

Latest NHS Staff Survey reveals assaults, patient safety, and work stresses as key concerns

Meet the twin sisters with identical nursing careers

Rali and Petya Marinova qualified in the same specialty and work together on the same ward

RCN congress 2020: your chance to vote on urgent nursing issues

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying

BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience

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