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Scottish study recommends ‘rebranding’ of nursing to attract more male recruits

Only 8-10% of Scotland’s pre-registration nursing students are men

RCN writes open letter to party leaders about ‘risks’ of Brexit

Brexit poses risks to patient safety and workers’ rights, RCN tells political leaders

NHS Pensions blames delay in payments to new pensioners on computer software

Senior nurse said she hadn’t received her pension lump sum almost six weeks after it was due

Cavell Nurses’ Trust seeks volunteers to hike Mount Snowdon

The 13km hike will raise money for nurses experiencing personal or financial hardship

Father of man who took his own life calls for more coordinated mental health services

Richard Bellerby has criticised the trust that treated his son for its 'lack of care'

RCN voices further concerns over EU nurses after Brexit

NHS Digital workforce figures show fall in nurse numbers in England between January and May

Drive begins to recruit more BME specialist organ donation nurses

NHS Blood and Transplant wants new recruits to encourage more BME people to donate organs

Former nurse who had heart attack at 38 highlights diabetes connection

Number of cardiac problems and strokes expected to soar due to diabetes epidemic 

Variations in airway management putting children at risk, survey warns

Survey follows 2011 national audit, which recommended changes to paediatric and intensive...

Have your say on NICE recommendations to reduce STI rates

Health staff should encourage partner notification with people who have STIs, says NICE

Campaign to end ‘pyjama paralysis’ saves 700,000 hospital days

Initiative also reduced number of patient falls and pressure ulcers

Major trauma centres improve patient survival rate by one fifth

Trauma Audit and Research Network report says 1,600 lives have been saved since 2012

RCN announces date of Extraordinary General Meeting about NHS pay deal communication

Event to take place at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September

Nurses in Wales to vote on 6.5% pay rise

RCN in Wales to consult members on annual pay increases and faster pay progression

Children at risk from asthma attacks as they head back to school, RCN warns

The college is calling on parents of pupils with the condition to take precautions

RCN issues adult safeguarding training for all healthcare staff

Guidance outlines training programme to ensure vulnerable patients are protected from...

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

Band 7 nurse is removed from the register over revalidation inaccuracy

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager

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