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RCN delivers giant letter on safe staffing to Matt Hancock

The letter was signed by thousands of nurses at this year’s congress

Call for more guidance on how to deal with potentially fatal button battery cases

Health professionals ‘need better decision-making tools’ related to swallowed batteries

Festival-goers warned over nitrous oxide risk

Nurses warn young people attending Glastonbury festival of the dangers of nitrous oxide

Rare bacteria outbreak kills 12 people

NHS Mid Essex CCG says infection control measures are in place after 32 reported cases

Health visitor cuts could push caseloads on to nurses with no specialist qualifications

Institute of Health Visiting said cuts at Suffolk County Council are reflected nationwide

NHS spends millions a year on private beds for mental health patients

Investigation finds at least £186 million in costs, with patients sent hundreds of miles away

Council pledges to provide free parking for healthcare staff on home visits

Nursing organisations welcome ‘common-sense’ approach to community roles

UK's first gambling addiction clinic for children set to open

It is estimated there are 55,000 children and young people with a gambling problem

Learning disability nursing: RCN calls for urgent investment to recruit more staff

College says NHS in England has lost 2,309 nurses in the specialty since 2009

Nurses only able to afford a house in 3% of towns in the UK

Nurses are least able to afford a house in the UK compared with other key workers

NHS staff reveal extent of sexual harassment they face at work

Nurses and colleagues put up with harassment, believing bosses won’t take action – Unison

Flexible working in the NHS: we’ve got to make it happen, says chief executive

Simon Stevens tells NHS Confederation the nursing shortage is service’s biggest challenge

Race equality champion disputes claim that diversity on NHS boards is in decline

Yvonne Coghill says figures in NHS Confederation report ‘did not give a true picture’

Reflecting on practice can improve nurses’ well-being and enhance care, NMC says

Joint statement with other regulators gives advice on getting the most out of reflection

One-year extension of nursing bursary isn’t enough, RCN tells ministers in Wales

College criticises Welsh government’s repeated short-term commitments to student funding

Dear next prime minister: RCN members’ open letter to Conservative leadership candidates

Nurse activists’ bid to quiz Tory hopefuls on safe staffing, nurses’ pay, and student bursary

Follow-up call to older people post-discharge cuts readmission rates by almost a half

Aston University researchers say the phone conversation could free up ‘thousands of beds’

More than half of prison staff exposed to psychoactive substances at work

Nurses and other staff falling ill after exposure to Spice and other drugs, survey finds

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