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Nursing student bursary in Scotland will rise to £10,000 by 2020

Current bursary for nursing and midwifery students stands at £6,578

RCN will use global mental health summit to highlight nurse shortages

Mental health lead Catherine Gamble will also criticise long waiting times for treatment

Investment in specialist diabetes nurses ‘would save the NHS millions of pounds’

Boosting specialist inpatient care would lift pressures on non-specialist staff – Diabetes UK

RCN council elections: nominations now open

College members have until 25 October to apply to be RCN council candidates

Mental health services deny access to one in four children who are referred

Young people who have self-harmed among those turned away, amid sharp rise in CAMHS referrals

Toys in healthcare: RCN wants your views on keeping play items germ-free

RCN survey results will inform guidance on how to ensure toys don't harbour infections

Medway trust shelves idea of stopping sick pay for AfC staff who decline the flu jab

NHS trust accepted sick pay changes would 'not have been in the best interests of staff'

NMC appoints Andrea Sutcliffe as new chief executive

CQC’s chief inspector of adult social care named as Jackie Smith’s successor

RCN council members resign in the wake of no-confidence vote

RCN council elections expected shortly, with new line-up to be in place by January 2019

Unions criticise the ongoing wait for adult social care green paper

Unite says people ‘will continue to suffer’ as a result of its delayed publication

Nurses say they are working harder than ever, survey shows

More than 70% of nurses say they are ‘exhausted’ when they come home from work

Matt Hancock’s pledge to ease NHS winter pressures is a let down, say critics

Health and social care secretary’s £240 million social care promise fails to impress

Use of restraint on adults with learning disabilities rises by 50% in England

Former health minister Norman Lamb says new statistics are ‘shameful’

Guide to point of care tests aims to reduce anxiety of people with learning disabilities

POCT may help reduce psychological stress of having blood tests

Nurses help prevent unnecessary ambulance use following 999 calls

Paramedic and nursing staff work together in pilot scheme to reduce need for hospital visits

‘Give Northern Ireland’s nurses a pay rise or we’ll ballot for industrial action’

Unison urges Stormont officials to release money for NHS staff

Poll reveals that many MPs feel ‘bamboozled’ by NHS jargon

Former health minister says ‘health service must adopt a plain English approach’

Members pass vote of no confidence in RCN council

Motion calls for council to stand down over handling of England pay deal