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Care home staff: RCN unveils resource designed to meet your needs

RCN's online tool aims to support nursing staff in care homes

Staff shortages are putting nurses under pressure to work while they are sick, says RCN

NHS sickness absence figures are distorted by 'high levels of presenteeism', RCN claims

Survey reveals increased satisfaction with cancer services

National study provides positive feedback on overall care and access to nurse specialists

RCN backs opt-out organ donor system for England but says more specialist nurses needed

Max's Law presumed consent organ donor system wins RCN's support

Hospital admissions for self-harm among girls has doubled in two decades

Steep rise in hospital admissions for self-harm in girls, but figure for boys remains static

Trainee nursing associates say they need more learning time

One in four trainee nursing associates find placement pressures harm their learning

Sepsis deaths in English hospitals went up by more than a third in two years

Professor attributes rise in sepsis mortality to antibiotic resistance and greater awareness

Learning disability nurses demand targeted recruitment campaign

RCN president says learning disability nursing faces crisis as numbers in the field fall

EU nurses could face extra NMC fees if there is a hard Brexit

NMC is preparing for a variety of post-Brexit outcomes for nurses who want to come to the UK

NHS pay deal confusion: your questions answered

The 12 biggest questions on the 'misleading' pay deal answered by the RCN

Health Service Safety Investigations Body is vital for patient care, says RCN director

Independent body would also provide safe space for whistleblowers

NHS pay deal: we feel misled by Unison, say member group

Unison faces a call for answers on how NHS pay deal was 'sold' to members

We need to talk about adult social care, urges Local Government Association

Consultation by LGA a bid to influence government ahead of social care green paper

Handover quality: double-sided cards could improve recording and exchange of information

After successful Glasgow pilot of A6 handover cards, more services adopt the low-tech system

Nursing student to take paid placements petition to parliament

After ‘living wage’ petition secures 350,000 signatures, next goal is parliamentary debate

NHS pay deal: RCN pledges independent review over confusion

Petition submitted to RCN amid anger over how some members say it promoted NHS pay deal

Trust relaxes nurses’ uniform rules to beat the heat

Nurses allowed to wear shorts instead of traditional uniforms during heatwave

RCN welcomes decision to allow medicinal cannabis prescribing

Guidance on prescribing, and which conditions it can be used to treat, will follow

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