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Care minister ‘understands nurses’ concerns’ over bursary

Caroline Dinenage fields questions at QNI conference over consequences of new loans system

Nurse jobs in care sector disappear as employers struggle to retain staff

Skills for Care report suggests dilution of skills mix as nursing assistants replace nurses

Newly qualified non-EU nurses now eligible to apply to the UK register

NMC drops restriction on UK registration for overseas nurses qualified for less than a year

Nursing unions reject Jersey pay offer – and threaten industrial action

Major sticking point is lack of pay parity with allied health professional colleagues

Community children’s nurses feel ‘invisible’ to commissioners

QNI report says despite rising demand, nurses feel their specialism is not understood

NMC consults on removing ‘unnecessary barriers’ for nurses returning to practice

Nursing and midwifery regulator plans more flexible ways to re-join register

Community nursing initiatives show benefits far beyond their remit

QNI report says men’s health projects reveal nurses’ impact on families and social issues

New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

Public health cuts are ‘short-sighted’, health visiting is ‘under attack’

Squeeze on public health budgets could store up future health inequalities

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

Charity calls for protest-free zones around abortion clinics

Marie Stopes UK disappointed with government review that says ‘buffer zones’ are not needed

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Childhood vaccination uptake continues ‘worrying’ downward trend

MMR coverage dropped for fourth consecutive year, figures show

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

Forensic mental health service users explain actions that trigger challenging behaviour

Positive behavioural support: unit's staff now more aware of service users' sensitivities

Bedside test for viral infections could reduce unnecessary antibiotic use

Researchers say faster testing could enhance antimicrobial stewardship and ease bed pressures

Leading academic calls for mental health nurses to highlight the value of the specialty...

Nursing academic urges staff to ‘make some noise and be more political’

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