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Night-shift nurses take practical (and quiet) steps to help patients sleep soundly

How trust's 'Shh' campaign empowers staff to promote restful sleep

New sepsis guidance: nurses must escalate concerns earlier

NHS England calls for faster action – not just in the ED – but for in-patients too

NHS plans to abolish the four-hour emergency waiting-time target

Cancer diagnosis and community mental health waiting times likely to be overhauled too

Stephen Hawking’s nurse facing NMC misconduct hearing

Fitness to practise panel is hearing case behind closed doors

Falling investment in NHS infrastructure ‘puts quality of patient care at risk’

Health Foundation finds 21% reduction in capital funding in England in past eight years

Male allies ‘part of the solution’ to gender imbalance in top NHS roles

Report says progress relies on men understanding and challenging the barriers women face

Overseas nurses can continue coming to the UK – for now at least

Home Office extends temporary relaxation of visa rules for overseas nurses

Genomics and cancer treatment: new events will showcase developments

The government hopes genome sequencing technology will improve the treatment of cancer

Mature nursing students: more flexible study options needed to reverse falling numbers

Study finds many students need to work part-time and have family responsibilities

We will listen to all our members – RCN head’s pledge to college reps

Acting chief executive said decision-making should be open to the whole membership

Diabetes test’s accuracy in pinpointing disease type is improving patient outcomes

Study reveals treatment benefits of C-peptide test – and it’s cheap too

Diabetes: new tool can help nurses talk to patients about type 2 remission

Blood glucose returning to a healthy range can be achieved by weight management

Interactive game shows pressures of working in the emergency department

Simulation based on NHS targets highlights the challenges A&E staff face in a typical day

Nurse apprenticeships: we’re being priced out of them, say employers

NHS Employers and RCN react as ministers say they won’t ease financial burden of backfill

Do not amend emergency department waiting time target without hard evidence, RCN warns

Dame Donna Kinnair says patient safety must be central to any change

Social care coalition demands action on 'perilous state' of services

Health for Care coalition has written to the PM setting out basis for a sustainable system

Time for CPD: nurses in Scotland could be the first in the UK to win a legal guarantee

New safe staffing law could protect time out for continuing professional development

Inspectors reveal ‘serious concerns’ over shortage of nurses at independent hospital

CQC orders private operator to improve management oversight and patient safety strategies

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