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The tool that aims to help nurses use social media professionally

Online behaviour doesn’t always reflect nurses’ knowledge of the issue, says OU researcher

CPD budgets: nurses to get personalised professional development funds

But Treasury ‘misses opportunity to invest in preregistration education’

Practising mindfulness at work can cut nurses’ stress

Nurse researcher tells RCN event a training programme has also improved ‘mental focus’ 

Steep rise in nursing vacancies in Scotland

Ministers must act to ensure there are enough nurses for new safe staffing law – RCN

NMC defends decision over nurse who manipulated vulnerable patient’s genitals

Regulator faces criticism over fitness to practise interim conditions order

Scheme to develop nurses’ clinical and academic skills improves job satisfaction

Programme also creates leadership and research pathway for band 5 nurses

Dementia-friendly X-ray room promotes calmer atmosphere

The specially designed imaging room can be tailored to patients’ mood

Student’s treatment for eating disorder inspires her to become a mental health nurse

Rebecca Hackfath says personal experience of mental health issues could benefit the specialty

Nurse abuse claims: RCN ‘would support’ public inquiry as police probe continues

College points to lack of nurse staffing, supervision and support at Muckamore Abbey

Who’s standing in the RCN council elections in your region?

Outgoing council chair urges members to ensure their voice is heard as voting opens

Pay nurses more to stabilise social care, charity says

Struggling sector needs to be able to recruit staff – the Health Foundation

Cramped and crumbling hospital buildings pose risk to patient safety – NHS bosses

Trust chief executives call on ministers to find urgent injection of capital funding

No-deal Brexit will put patients’ lives at risk, health unions warn ministers

RCN and Unison among unions urging government to protect medicines supply and NHS workforce

Northumbria University becomes first centre to train nurses in organ donation

Trainees will also be ‘taught to handle the emotional side of their work’

Community nurse leader scholarship honours memory of nurse who died age 31

Programme is ‘ideal’ tribute to the dedication of Hertfordshire nurse Anna Carey

Obese nurses: protected mealtimes are vital to tackle weight issues, says academic

Richard Kyle uses Edinburgh Fringe show to highlight problem and suggest solutions

Too stressed to work: the scale of mental ill health among NHS staff revealed

Nurses and other staff deserve rapid access to mental health support – Unison

Number of mental health and learning disability nurses falls ‘significantly’ in a decade

NHS Employers says figures show growing gap between workforce and demand for services

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