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Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England, will chair the taskforce

Discharging young people from hospital into the community: nurses to join new taskforce

Children’s commissioner will lead initiative to speed up transfer from inpatient services

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UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Picture of Texas midwife Caty Nixon shows her looking distressed at home, with a plate of food on her lap

Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

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Reusable inhaler could cut plastic waste

Device can be reused six times before being recycled and will reduce product carbon footprint

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Too many nurses in England are reaching ‘burnout or breaking point’, RCN warns

College responds to report revealing staff shortages and inadequate care

Picture of Dr David Foster, a registered nurse, midwife and former deputy chief nursing officer for England, who has been named chair of an NMC review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives.

NMC names chair for review of post-registration standards

Review’s focus includes specialist community and public health nursing

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Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

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Leading nurse calls for united front to promote learning disability nursing

Queen's Nursing Institute clinical adviser sets out pillars of practice for LD nurses

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Hospitals in England urged to reduce plastic consumption by 100 million items

Straws, cups and cutlery are targeted by NHS England head Simon Stevens

The NMC will pilot its fitness to practise Careline support service for 12 months

NMC reveals its new fitness to practise support service

Regulator pilots 24-hour emotional support line for registrants undergoing FtP proceedings

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Curbing childhood obesity: investment in school nurses and health visitors is key – RCN

Public health warning as chief medical officer calls for snacking ban on public transport

Health visitors: number of home visits should increase to eight, charity recommends

Institute of Health Visiting also advises focusing on 15 ‘high impact areas’ of care

Northern Ireland pay dispute: nurses vote on industrial action – including a strike

RCN warns that staff could leave to work elsewhere if wage disparity remains unresolved

NHS staffing crisis: government, not nurses, should shoulder the burden – RCN

College wants ministers to be held legally accountable for short-staffing

Sepsis Six update: immediate attendance by senior clinician is made top priority

Sepsis screening tool has changed – find out what this means for nurses

Avoid forced child vaccinations by boosting nurse numbers, RCN says

Having more nurses could avoid the need for mandatory MMR vaccinations for children, RCN says

NMC streamlines registration process for overseas nurses and midwives

Regulator cuts red tape in bid to get applicants on to UK register as fast as possible

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