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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

New 10.8% Jersey pay offer may avert nursing strike

Proposed deal ensures pay parity with other healthcare professionals by 2020

One third of young people have experienced trauma, says study

There is a lack of professional help for children with mental health problems
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Three UK universities listed among best places to study nursing worldwide

King's College London ranked top in UK and Europe

NHS staff survey: nurses bear the brunt of short-staffing, violent assaults and bullying

Survey points to unhappiness over pay and working hours – but enthusiasm remains high

Campaign challenges employers to give leadership training to 20,000 nurses and midwives

Initiative wants staff to benefit by 2020 – designated Year of the Nurse

Nurse spared jail after stealing more than £25,000 from a former employer

Sarah Merry took advantage of a payroll error after leaving Cwm Taf University Health Board

Claims of surge in male nursing applicants ‘ignore overall decline’

NHS England credits recruitment campaign, but others say numbers are ‘not even close to 2016’

Police reinforcements deployed in two Northern Ireland emergency departments

RCN Northern Ireland admits violence in EDs is a continuing problem, particularly at weekends

Trust enables patients to access online health records from home

System gives patients more control over their healthcare, says Southampton trust

District nurse apprenticeships win key backing

Employer-funded education model is ‘clear recognition of the highly skilled role’

RCN congress 2019: fringe events include care of LGBTQ+ patients, social care and pay

Agenda also explores health challenges posed by large crowds, and staff support post-Grenfell

Nurses’ leader goes on hunger strike over pay progression row

Union president’s protest at legal move against striking nurses in Portugal

Flu vaccine proving more effective among children than adults in England

Good news, says Public Health England, because children are ‘super spreaders’ of flu

‘Nurses would be paid more if employers recognised their role as safety-critical’

Academic tells BBC Woman’s Hour male nurses get more than their fair share of top jobs

Children and young people at heightened risk of dying from asthma in the UK

Study finds high levels of childhood obesity too – amid decline in school nurse numbers

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