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NMC chief executive Jackie Smith resigns

'Now is the right time to leave', says Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie...

Congress condemns trend to move NHS staff to private firms

Transfers of NHS staff to private companies to save costs condemned by congress speakers

Use of temporary staff cost NHS £1.46 billion last year – report

Use of staff to cover nurse shortages cost NHS £1.46 billion last year, says Open University

Nurses on both sides of NHS pay offer report bullying and taunts

Those against offer branded ‘deluded’, while some in favour bullied on social media,...

Sparks fly over whether nurses should work outside skill set

Mixed views on whether nurses should agree to work in clinical areas outside their usual...

Four nurses honoured with fellowships at RCN congress

The RCN presented fellowships, its top honour, to four outstanding nurses at congress for...

Congress demands action on recruitment to avoid ‘precipice’

RCN congress calls for urgent action on recruitment and retention, agreeing the profession...

Patients at risk unless pay offer is extended beyond NHS

Patients could be harmed if the pay offer is not extended beyond the NHS into primary and...

RCN safe staffing report shows nurses at breaking point and patients in danger

Survey of 30,000 nurses underlines risks of staffing shortfall, as RCN calls for UK-wide...

Scrap NHS surcharge for overseas nurses, RCN tells government

Plight of Kenyan nurse’s young family highlights ‘shameful’ policy

International Nurses’ Day is a chance to celebrate the incredible work nurses do

Diversity and skills of nursing roles at the heart of this year’s celebration of the...

Home Office halts use of NHS patient records to track down illegal immigrants

Nursing leaders support the ‘very welcome U-turn’

Move to save postgraduate bursary fails, but some students will be offered grants

One-off payments of £10,000 promised for students in less popular disciplines

Commons to debate future of bursary for postgraduate nursing students tonight

This evening Labour will put forward a motion to annul the scrapping of the postgraduate...

Nurse staffing league table – why UK’s ranking is a ‘national embarrassment’

Study of 21 nations’ healthcare resources points to shortage of nurses in the UK

Poor care, abuse blamed for deaths of 13 with learning disabilities

Thirteen people with learning disabilities died due to substandard care, neglect or abuse...

RCN Jersey votes to accept 2.5% pay increase for 2017

Branch will campaign on disparity of nurses' and other healthcare professionals'...

Nursing and Midwifery Council on course to become nursing associate regulator

Extension of NMC’s remit to include nursing associates now requires change in the law

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