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Health secretary Matt Hancock speaks from podium

Health secretary Hancock raises smiles over how ‘50,000 more nurses’ pledge is viewed

Minister was speaking at launch of Florence Nightingale Foundation academy

Tyspane care home in north Devon

Nursing home manager struck off for failing to act on abuse claims

NMC sanctions three former staff at Devon care home for patient neglect

RCNi Nurse Awards info

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: deadline for nominations extended

Individuals and teams now have until 7 February to nominate themselves or a colleague

RCN Northern Ireland director, Pat Cullen, with striking members on a picket line in Belfast

Nurses’ strikes suspended: RCN and Unison to consult members on pay and staffing deal

Unions suspend industrial action after securing offer in crunch talks with health minister

Picture shows a young woman looking at a screen. Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey.

Share your stories of working on nursing’s front line

Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey

illustration titled 'listening to your concerns' shows speech bubbles that read 'freedom to speak up'

Nurse whistleblowing cases up almost 70%

Bullying and patient safety among reasons for complaints to NHS freedom to speak up guardians

Professor Jean Orr, founder of the Queen's University Belfast School of Nursing and Midwifery

Tributes to Jean Orr, the nurse educator whose legacy is a culture of caring

Professor Orr founded the school of nursing and midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast

Robin Swann with government colleagues

Nurses in Northern Ireland offered pay parity with England and Wales

Government also gives commitments on safe staffing following historic strike action

Picture shows an older man having a consultation with a doctor. A campaign is encouraging older people to seek treatment for anxiety and depression after a survey showed they feel they should just ‘get on with it’.

Many older people shrug off anxiety and depression instead of seeking help

Over 65s urged to seek treatment instead of feeling they should ‘just get on with it’

striking nurses and other NHS staff outside the Ulster Hospital

Nurses’ pay dispute: unions to meet new health minister in bid to avert further strikes

Fresh hope for end to pay and staffing dispute in Northern Ireland

Personal Independence Payment centre sign

Almost 2,000 terminally ill people died waiting for decision on benefits, charity says

UK government had promised to review ‘not fit for purpose’ benefits system last July

RCN members striking at Mid Ulster Hospital in Northern Ireland

Pay parity for nurses in Northern Ireland within reach under proposed deal

UK and Irish governments table power sharing deal with commitments on NHS pay and staffing

Don’t forget to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Grab the chance to promote nursing’s excellence, compassion and commitment

Strike action: NHS nurses in Northern Ireland stage second 12-hour walkout

One nurse says staff are ‘at the point of complete burnout’

Assaults on nurses: RCN calls for more detail on number of prosecutions

College says Crown Prosecution Service data fails to specify job roles of emergency workers

Nurse’s legal case argues children cannot consent to gender reassignment

Susan Evans claims NHS trust is prescribing drugs to children ‘as young as nine’

RCN survey will investigate nurses’ experiences of work-related skin damage

Nurses are invited to talk about their experiences of dermatitis in the workplace

Nurse-led project aims to reduce dehydration in older people

University of West London I-Hydrate project offers advice on hydration in nursing homes

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