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Women in their sixties often skip offers of cancer screening

Most women in their sixties in England ignore at least one of three types of cancer screening

University of Exeter welcomes its first ever nursing undergraduates

Students have the option to aim for dual adult and mental health nurse registration

Community nurses: new research body will shine a light on their work

International Community Nursing Observatory will explore issues such as safe caseloads

Don’t abolish Specialist Practitioner Qualification, says report author

NMC’s review of training might put qualification under threat, says Agnes Fanning

Fewer white mature students entering nursing courses

But boost to BME student numbers, despite removal of bursary in England

England’s chief nurse unveils £130,000 funding to develop primary care nurse leaders

Ruth May also outlines new network for care home staff at London conference

Government has told me to ‘bring nurses under control’ – RCN general secretary

Dame Donna Kinnair’s revelation comes as she urges nurses to keep speaking out about concerns

Pay dispute: nurses on Guernsey demonstrate in bid to win 10% rise

RCN and RCM want members to enjoy pay parity with other public sector workers

Nursing students play casualties in simulated terrorist incident

Training event allowed them ‘to develop their acute patient assessment skills’

RCN Nurse of the Year praised by prime minister

Taurai Matare met Boris Johnson during his publicity visit to London hospital

Strike ballot: RCN names the date for industrial action vote in Northern Ireland

Low pay and nurse staffing levels have left members ‘angry and disillusioned’

Cavell Nurses' Trust welcomes hospice to its staff welfare scheme

Cambridge Hospice will encourage staff facing hardship to use the programme

Prime minister tackled on nursing shortages by angry father during hospital visit

Omar Salem confronted prime minister Boris Johnson during a press visit to a London hospital

Podcasts as therapy: mental health nursing student’s vision to support service users

Stephen Greenwood uses radio training to open up discussion of sensitive subjects

Nurses – be kinder to each other and patients will benefit, says NHS trust

New project urges staff to appreciate colleagues and check on their welfare

Nurses on Raasay: Scottish island to welcome resident staff back after decade’s absence

Nurses and GPs have been coming in by boat to hold their clinics

Safe nurse staffing campaign: RCN takes its fight to the public

College appeals for the public’s support in its bid to secure a safe staffing law in England

Expensive air mattresses only offer marginal benefit to patients, study authors say

Specialist foam mattresses are effective for preventing pressure ulcers – and far cheaper