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Asthma patients going without treatment due to cost

Call for prescription charges review after nurses say patients can’t afford medication

Ebola virus: London nurses travel to Congo to provide treatment

Jess Joyce says she and Kirsty Metz must ‘mentally prepare ourselves’ for the trip

Government drops its language test requirement for overseas nurses

Change is intended to make it as easy as possible for health professionals to come to the UK

Implement safe staffing to solve recruitment crisis, says nurse expert

Linda Aiken says targeted interventions must be used to make nursing attractive as a career

New nursing leaders appointed by health organisations

RCN, Health Education England and International Council of Nursing reveal appointments

The tool that aims to help nurses use social media professionally

Online behaviour doesn’t always reflect nurses’ knowledge of the issue, says OU researcher

CPD budgets: nurses to get personalised professional development funds

But Treasury ‘misses opportunity to invest in preregistration education’

Practising mindfulness at work can cut nurses’ stress

Nurse researcher tells RCN event a training programme has also improved ‘mental focus’ 

Steep rise in nursing vacancies in Scotland

Ministers must act to ensure there are enough nurses for new safe staffing law – RCN

NMC defends decision over nurse who manipulated vulnerable patient’s genitals

Regulator faces criticism over fitness to practise interim conditions order

Scheme to develop nurses’ clinical and academic skills improves job satisfaction

Programme also creates leadership and research pathway for band 5 nurses

Dementia-friendly X-ray room promotes calmer atmosphere

The specially designed imaging room can be tailored to patients’ mood

Student’s treatment for eating disorder inspires her to become a mental health nurse

Rebecca Hackfath says personal experience of mental health issues could benefit the specialty

Nurse abuse claims: RCN ‘would support’ public inquiry as police probe continues

College points to lack of nurse staffing, supervision and support at Muckamore Abbey

Who’s standing in the RCN council elections in your region?

Outgoing council chair urges members to ensure their voice is heard as voting opens

Pay nurses more to stabilise social care, charity says

Struggling sector needs to be able to recruit staff – the Health Foundation

Cramped and crumbling hospital buildings pose risk to patient safety – NHS bosses

Trust chief executives call on ministers to find urgent injection of capital funding

No-deal Brexit will put patients’ lives at risk, health unions warn ministers

RCN and Unison among unions urging government to protect medicines supply and NHS workforce

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