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Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

Wound repair smart sensor could help nurses assess patient healing

Researchers developing microsensor to monitor wound healing from within a bandage

Nurses demand the NHS pension flexibility that’s been promised to consultants

While nurses struggle to pay into scheme, ministers plan to ease rules for NHS high earners

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

Rise in number of new nursing students in Scotland coincides with increase in bursary

RCN welcomes hike but says this must be backed up by increased mentoring

Nurses win concession after objecting to continence product advertisement

They claimed advert normalised postnatal incontinence and failed to mention treatment

NMC promises to change wording of ‘curt’ registration letter

Regulator acts after complaint by long-standing nurse sparked outcry 

RCN council election: a chance for members to steer the college’s future

College membership urged to take part in RCN council vote

Government pledges £1.8 billion to improve NHS facilities in England

But RCN says nurse recruitment and education should also be prioritised

Run, walk, swim or bake for nurse hardship fundraising campaign

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

Newly qualified nurses more likely to stay if on a structured mentoring programme

Retention in the first year is partly reliant on keeping experienced staff, says RCN

General practice nursing: new website aims to boost recruitment to the specialty

The online resource also supports education and career development in the role

Social care home provider enters into training partnership with RCN

Caring Homes Group to provide development for nurses that work in its homes​​​​​​​

Lyme disease may be three times more common than estimated, research suggests

UK study finds more people are treated for suspected cases than clinically confirmed

Dementia app for BME patients offers culturally tailored support

BME families can experience difficulties accessing dementia support, says Admiral Nurse

RCN Northern Ireland to ballot members on industrial action over pay and staffing

College cites 2,600 unfilled nursing posts and 15% fall in pay over past eight years

Human rights award winners put the spotlight on nursing

Dorcas Gwata and Yusrita Zolkefli praised for work with gang culture and professional ethics

NMC receives fewer fitness to practise referrals, but higher proportion struck off

Regulator asks for registrants’ views on proposed new ways of working

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