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Unions say NHS trust’s management is jeopardising patient safety

They claim senior team focus more on staff’s hair and sock colour than under-staffing

Survey highlights nurse recruitment crisis in Scotland’s care homes

Respondents say NHS is attracting more staff due to better pay and conditions

Flu vaccine: NHS trusts remain silent on how they manage staff who refuse it

NHS Improvement advised redeployment to ensure patient safety in ‘higher-risk’ departments

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come

Hospitals already at full capacity as winter sets in, RCN warns

Figures reveal hospital bed shortage even before severe winter temperatures set in, RCN says

Study aims to tell ‘real story of nursing’

Research will cover gender, working conditions and what attracts people to nursing

RCN council elections: college announces winning candidates

Twelve positions around the UK were contested

‘We’ll get this’ – trust’s promise to EU nurses facing a bill after Brexit

What Oxford University Hospitals is prepared to do to keep its EU staff

Hepatitis C: nurse-led clinic treats homeless drug users who have the virus

Scheme enlists patients’ peers to encourage engagement with service

Doctors’ use of phrase ‘acting down’ offends nurses

Medical staff in survey were describing when they undertook nursing tasks

Ruth May is named chief nursing officer for England

She will take her place on the newly formed NHS Executive Group

Scottish government offers to reimburse settled status fees to EU nurses after Brexit

Supply of nursing staff from the European Union is a critical issue for Scotland – Sturgeon

NHS organisations must ‘axe the fax’ by 2020

Fax machines will be phased out to improve patient safety and cyber security

Jersey pay offer would put new registrants on £39,000

Latest offer comes after Channel island's nurses withdrew goodwill in pay parity row

‘Mental health services need to do more to promote black nurses’

Nurses of African or Caribbean heritage should have more career support, review states

Not good enough: RCN’s verdict on pay offer to NHS nurses in Northern Ireland

College consults members on what they want to do now

RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

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