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Nurse re-arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lucy Letby is also being questioned about the attempted murder of nine babies

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: vote for who you think should be Patient’s Choice winner

Five inspiring finalists were nominated by grateful patients and families

NHS becoming less diverse at board level, report reveals

RCN warns nurses see lack of opportunity for women, BME staff and those with disabilities

The nurses and midwives named in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019

Leaders in clinical care, research, education and nursing management among those recognised

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust: fresh investigation to review patient deaths

Previous reports have already uncovered care failings, and nurses face FtP hearings

Banish idea of nursing as ‘women’s work’ to promote more female health leaders – report

Nursing Now survey analysis suggests ways to address gender imbalance in senior positions

Nurses in Northern Ireland face prospect of industrial action ballot over pay

Unions are in talks to bring NHS salaries in line with those in the rest of the UK

Learning disability is an 'equal and valuable' branch of nursing, says report...

Report calls for more recognition and education provision for learning disability nurses

Getting nurse numbers right cuts risk of healthcare-associated infections, study shows

HAIs more likely on wards where there are too few registered nursing staff

RCN urges reversal of cuts to public health services following increase of STIs

Many cases preventable if nursing staff in sexual and reproductive health are ‘valued’

Two thirds of homes to be built on former NHS sites are unaffordable to many nurses

New analysis sparks RCN warning of a ‘recruitment and retention crisis’, especially in London

General Practice Nursing Induction Template will help new staff adapt to the role

Author of guide says it will assist with recruitment and retention of nurses in the specialty

Slight rise in number of nurses in general practice despite surgery closures claim

NHS England figures show rise in practice nurse numbers, despite a claim of surgery closures

Mumsnet, online degrees and more CPD funding: government ideas to boost nurse numbers

Interim NHS People Plan also includes creation of a ‘compassionate workplace culture’

Whorlton Hall abuse: review will examine why ‘opportunities to intervene were missed’

Care Quality Commission aims to improve its regulation of similar services

Exhibition explores the development of women’s healthcare

RCN’s The Wandering Womb exhibition shows how gynaecology and sexual health have evolved

King’s College London investigates nurse lecturer’s conduct outside Brexit rally

Niall McCrae works at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery

Sepsis: nurse education is needed to improve survivors’ long-term outcomes

Study found 15% of survivors die within a year of critical illness

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