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NMC asks its own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient

Leaked NHS email highlights flaws in nurse retention plan

Government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses rests on ‘weak’ proposals on retention
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Coronavirus: community nurses begin training to carry out home testing

Concern about how district and primary care staff will find the time for extra home visits

Poor funding for mental health trusts is jeopardising patient safety – NHS Providers

Survey of trusts in England finds inadequate investment to maintain and upgrade buildings

Abolish the NMC: MP hits out at decision not to strike off ‘bullying’ nurse director

Helen Lockett was suspended for failing to report risks to patient safety

Immigration plans will ‘close the door’ to vital healthcare staff – RCN

College says new policy will shut out ‘lower-paid support workers and care assistants’

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Violence in the NHS: almost a quarter of nurses tell survey about being attacked

Latest NHS Staff Survey reveals assaults, patient safety, and work stresses as key concerns

Meet the twin sisters with identical nursing careers

Rali and Petya Marinova qualified in the same specialty and work together on the same ward

RCN congress 2020: your chance to vote on urgent nursing issues

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying

BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience
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Coronavirus: nurse in self-isolation says process is ‘not being dealt with effectively’

Anyone asked to go into self-isolation should stay at home for 14 days, says PHE

UK burns specialist matron flies to New Zealand to care for volcanic eruption patients

Lucy Hall responded to appeal for international help to relieve over-stretched nurses

FtP evidence: prospect of impact statements sparks fears for nurses’ mental health

NMC is exploring whether to use patient experience statements, despite stakeholder warnings

London Marathon nurse finally receives her Guinness World Records certificate

Jessica Anderson cited as ‘proof that not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear scrubs’

How a new nursing role is tackling hospital-associated harm

UK’s first consultant nurse in harms-free care champions holistic approach to patient safety
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Coronavirus: healthcare worker at emergency department among confirmed cases

Hospital in West Sussex informs fellow staff of diagnosis

Unfairly dismissed: the nurse who warned bosses of her patient safety fears

Patient’s death prompted experienced nurse to speak out

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