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Tattooist tattoos person's leg

Infection control in tattoo shops needs to be tightened up, says RCN

College backs call by Royal Society for Public Health for UK-wide rules on tattoo parlours

Routes into nursing

Your guide to all the routes into nursing

Our interactive graphic shows the path for nursing apprentices, associates and degree options

District nursing and technology

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Nursing associate

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Pat Cullen, Emma McKinney and Sarah Travers

Nurse of the year award for nurse who made CAMHS more accessible to young ex-offenders

Service users now experience seamless transition to community CAMHS after leaving custody

Nurse of the Year logo

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: vote for who you think should be Patient’s Choice winner

Five inspiring finalists were nominated by grateful patients and families

Female and BME board members at a meeting

NHS becoming less diverse at board level, report reveals

RCN warns nurses see lack of opportunity for women, BME staff and those with disabilities

Alison Leary

The nurses and midwives named in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019

Leaders in clinical care, research, education and nursing management among those recognised

Bill Kirkup

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust: fresh investigation to review patient deaths

Previous reports have already uncovered care failings, and nurses face FtP hearings

Gender gap

Banish idea of nursing as ‘women’s work’ to promote more female health leaders – report

Nursing Now survey analysis suggests ways to address gender imbalance in senior positions

Nurses in Northern Ireland face prospect of industrial action ballot over pay

Unions are in talks to bring NHS salaries in line with those in the rest of the UK

RCN urges reversal of cuts to public health services following increase of STIs

Many cases preventable if nursing staff in sexual and reproductive health are ‘valued’

Two thirds of homes to be built on former NHS sites are unaffordable to many nurses

New analysis sparks RCN warning of a ‘recruitment and retention crisis’, especially in London

General Practice Nursing Induction Template will help new staff adapt to the role

Author of guide says it will assist with recruitment and retention of nurses in the specialty

Slight rise in number of nurses in general practice despite surgery closures claim

NHS England figures show rise in practice nurse numbers, despite a claim of surgery closures

Mumsnet, online degrees and more CPD funding: government ideas to boost nurse numbers

Interim NHS People Plan also includes creation of a ‘compassionate workplace culture’

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