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Call for memorial to Northern Ireland’s first world war nurses

Researchers from the RCN’s History of Nursing network lobby for a plaque at Belfast City Hall

RCN members in Northern Ireland vote to strike for first time in union’s history

Northern Ireland nurses ready to take action over pay disparity with the rest of the UK

NHS bodies ordered to draw up guidance for managers, following nurse’s death

Amin Abdullah experienced mental health problems after an unfair dismissal process

Community nurses inspire their six-year-old ‘nurse in training’

Nahla Walker wants to be a nurse one day, and now she can dress just like those who treat her

Welsh health board decides to ‘not progress’ plans to change rotas

Unions had objected to proposals over concerns about contracted hours

Nurse’s video message urges colleagues to get the flu jab

Leanne Thomas tells of sister’s death due to complications following influenza

Healthcare workers have higher risk of stress, anxiety or depression

These issues account for half of work-related illnesses in the health and social care sector

Bristol trust launches ‘red card’ scheme to deal with racist abuse from patients

Campaign aims to protect staff after spike in racist incidents over past year

Mandatory training in learning disabilities and autism for all NHS nurses

Campaigners say £1.4m package for England is ‘first step in addressing care inequalities’

Abortion services: nursing students first to complete clinical placement at charity

The two students spent six weeks at charity Marie Stopes’ centre in London

Unions criticise Welsh health board’s plan to change rotas

Move to standardise shift patterns prompts concerns over unpaid breaks and contracted hours

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu receives Pride of Britain’s lifetime honour

Pioneering sickle cell nurse specialist recognised with lifetime achievement award

District nursing: £18.5m course funding aims to boost staff numbers in England

Money will help community nurses transition to the specialty

Investigation reveals ‘confusing’ array of diabetes nursing job titles

Wide variation in job names, with ‘nurses’ below band 5, prompts call for standardisation

Senior nurse unfairly dismissed by NHS board, tribunal rules

Jeff Horn ‘gobsmacked’ by decision after two periods of stress-induced sick leave

Pay strike: health visitors plan walkout as dispute shifts to role regrading

Lincolnshire County Council claims split grades reflect variation in skills and experience

Nurses boost health screening rates by using Facebook to promote prevention services

Practice staff are harnessing social media to widen uptake and reduce anxiety

Pay dispute: nurses on Guernsey head for industrial action

Channel island's RCN members are demanding pay parity with public sector colleagues

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