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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

Prevent emergency admissions from care homes with dedicated primary care teams, says RCN

Around one in 12 emergency admissions to hospital is for a person living in a care home

Nurse well-being at work survey: we want your views

Let us know what you think about breaks, staffing and work-related stress

Disproportionate number of black African nurses face fitness to practise process

Questions over why NMC sees so many referrals that require no further action

Wanted: resident nurses for small Scottish island

Isle of Raasay advertises for role that provides ‘a real shift in lifestyle’

Dear Boris: What readers of Nursing Standard want from new PM

With Boris Johnson about to take office, readers identify nursing issues he must prioritise

NHS reliant on unpaid overtime and goodwill of staff, review body says

Pay Review Body says staff will struggle to cope unless changes are made

Public health green paper published, but ‘buried’, says RCN

Plans include steps to tackle smoking, obesity and mental health issues

Advice for nurses and employers as UK faces heatwave

RCN says staff must have time to rehydrate and take breaks in warm weather

Sepsis: hospital admissions in England have more than doubled in three years

Commentators say figure could be due to rise in awareness of the condition

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