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Women in their sixties often skip offers of cancer screening

Most women in their sixties in England ignore at least one of three types of cancer screening

Community nurses: new research body will shine a light on their work

International Community Nursing Observatory will explore issues such as safe caseloads

Don’t abolish Specialist Practitioner Qualification, says report author

NMC’s review of training might put qualification under threat, says Agnes Fanning

Fewer white mature students entering nursing courses

But boost to BME student numbers, despite removal of bursary in England

England’s chief nurse unveils £130,000 funding to develop primary care nurse leaders

Ruth May also outlines new network for care home staff at London conference

Government has told me to ‘bring nurses under control’ – RCN general secretary

Dame Donna Kinnair’s revelation comes as she urges nurses to keep speaking out about concerns

RCN Nurse of the Year praised by prime minister

Taurai Matare met Boris Johnson during his publicity visit to London hospital

Strike ballot: RCN names the date for industrial action vote in Northern Ireland

Low pay and nurse staffing levels have left members ‘angry and disillusioned’

Cavell Nurses' Trust welcomes hospice to its staff welfare scheme

Cambridge Hospice will encourage staff facing hardship to use the programme

Prime minister tackled on nursing shortages by angry father during hospital visit

Omar Salem confronted prime minister Boris Johnson during a press visit to a London hospital

Nurses – be kinder to each other and patients will benefit, says NHS trust

New project urges staff to appreciate colleagues and check on their welfare

Nurses on Raasay: Scottish island to welcome resident staff back after decade’s absence

Nurses and GPs have been coming in by boat to hold their clinics

Safe nurse staffing campaign: RCN takes its fight to the public

College appeals for the public’s support in its bid to secure a safe staffing law in England

Expensive air mattresses only offer marginal benefit to patients, study authors say

Specialist foam mattresses are effective for preventing pressure ulcers – and far cheaper

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

Front-line NHS staff brace themselves for winter crisis period

Data show emergency department and cancer treatment waiting times are going up

NMC receives 34 ‘qualifying’ whistleblowing disclosures in 2018-19

Report reveals how the nursing regulator dealt with whistleblowers’ concerns

Irish nurses will be ‘prime targets’ for UK recruiters post-Brexit, union says

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

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