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Nurses pick up new year honours from Prince William

Buckingham Palace investitures are recognition of nurses’ achievements

Nurses challenge ‘gender stereotypes’ behind marathon world record denial

Record attempt while dressed as a nurse ‘would only count if you're wearing a skirt’

Gap between demand for care and nurse numbers puts future of the NHS at risk – report

Health Foundation calls for 'significant action' to train and retain nurses

Could a skin check with your flu jab help address work-related dermatitis?

Glove awareness event hears options for nurses should include fast-track dermatology care

Scotland passes safe staffing law

Scotland now has the first legislation of its kind in the UK to apply to all clinical groups

Health secretary promises NHS staff slow internet will be a thing of the past

Matt Hancock wants broadband upgrade for every hospital, GP practice and community service

Cancer and dementia care: families should have greater involvement in decision-making

Centre for Dementia Research study emphasises important areas for improvement

‘Health secretary should be accountable to parliament for short staffing in the NHS’

RCN general secretary tells MPs NHS Long Term Plan can’t be achieved with current numbers
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Patient’s Choice: The inspirational nurses nominated by the public

The award enables patients and their families to recognise nurses who have made a difference

Nurses shouldering informal carer duties need your support, charity tells NHS

One in five health service workers in England faces carer responsibilities at home

Hancock ‘wouldn’t rule out’ banning unvaccinated children from school

Worrying rise in children missing MMR vaccine has to be tackled, says health secretary

Thousands sign nurse’s petition over staff parking permits

‘Prohibitive’ charges and permit restrictions at Edinburgh hospital ‘risk staff safety’

RCN calls on health secretary to dismantle notion of nursing as ‘low-paid, women’s work’

Matt Hancock used RCP speech to promise action on gender pay gap in the NHS

Last chance to enter Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey

Time is running out to complete our survey – and have the chance to win a prize

Off-duty sister praised for helping nurse trapped in car following crash

Sally Barley assessed and comforted Caroline Fox until fire crews arrived

RCN campaign raises awareness of when and when not to use gloves

College says inappropriate use can risk damage to hands as well as infection

Child immunisation: parents’ vote of confidence in the information nurses give them

Healthcare professionals’ vaccine advice is trusted most – and social media least

NMC: ‘numerous concerns’ over its handling of personal independent payment complaints

Annual review also reveals that it met 22 out of 24 standards of good regulation

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