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Top nurses in training for the London marathon

Chief nurse and Florence Nightingale Foundation CEO will raise funds for future nurse leaders
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Coronavirus: search for patients treated by infected healthcare staff

Two medical centres close in Brighton as government announces new quarantine powers

Plans to allow nurses to train as doctors are met with caution by nursing leaders

Professor criticises ‘hare-brained’ proposals, while RCN says standards must not slip

Not even Storm Ciara can stop us: nurses brave extreme weather to reach patients

District nurse teams face down danger to get to patients in greatest need

Not just about patients: the team huddles where nursing staff talk about their mood

Kent Community Health Trust encourages staff to talk openly about how they are feeling

Nurse suicide risk: national institute working on ‘evidence gap’ in figures

Latest ONS data on suicide risk among nursing professionals in the UK are from 2015

Rise in number of mature applicants to nursing courses in England

Overall applications also rise, but RCN says numbers are still ’way below what is needed’

Flu jabs for nurses: one in three did not have this season’s vaccine by new year

Front-line nurses’ uptake falls far short of NHS vision for workforce immunisation

Safe staffing in the NHS: nurses and patients petition prime minister Boris Johnson

Activists want to keep pressure on ministers over nurse numbers and a safe staffing law

Last call for entries to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

There’s still time to submit your entry – but you’ll have to be quick!

End of life care: volunteers will offer company for dying patients where nurses can’t

Charity project will train volunteers to provide much-needed support in NHS hospitals

Two nurses referred to NMC as part of rogue breast surgeon inquiry

The Paterson Inquiry also criticised collaboration in health and social care regulation

Coronavirus: ‘UK has not seen the worst of it yet’

The peak of the outbreak is still to come, predicts health secretary Matt Hancock

‘Wake up’ to the burden of endometriosis for patients and the NHS, urges charity

Women wait years for diagnosis, and data show thousands seek hospital treatment each year

Sleep pod aims to help trust’s staff fight fatigue during a shift

Initiative is being trialled by doctors – with plans to roll it out to all shift workers

Independent reviewers to examine RCN’s governance – and they want to hear from members

College orders report in response to fallout from 2018 NHS pay proposal

Coronavirus: Britons on evacuation flight to be quarantined in NHS staff accommodation

Passengers transferred to Wirral trust, as first two cases are confirmed elsewhere in the UK

Florence Nightingale Foundation’s new academy will develop nurse leaders

Initiative aims to influence health policy and promote an evidence-based culture

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