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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

Nursing director struck off NMC register for bullying and aggression

Hazel Dinnie ‘frightened her staff to the extent that they considered leaving their roles’

Infection control in tattoo shops needs to be tightened up, says RCN

College backs call by Royal Society for Public Health for UK-wide rules on tattoo parlours

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‘Shocking and senseless attack’ on nursing staff member prompts review of security

Police enquiries continue following stabbing of woman in emergency department

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Nurse bailed in investigation into infant deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lead detective says case remains ‘active and ongoing’

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Nurse who taped agitated patient’s mouth shut gets a caution from the NMC

Regulator rules nurse still fit to practise, but caution stays on her record for four years

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Nurse of the year award for nurse who made CAMHS more accessible to young ex-offenders

Service users now experience seamless transition to community CAMHS after leaving custody

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