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Mental health nurse took her own life after being 'bullied' at work...

Court told nurse was verbally abused by staff at Swansea hospital who made her life '

Nursing student numbers in England fall for second year

Reform of nurse student funding appears to be failing to boost staff and student numbers

Government consults on making first aid skills part of curriculum in English schools

Education would include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and dealing with common injuries

Nurses in Scotland to receive mandatory mental health and suicide prevention training

The Scottish government’s suicide prevention action plan aims to reduce deaths by 20%

Learning disability care risks a return to 'bleak Victorian image', RCN warns

There are 2,000 fewer learning disability nurses than eight years ago

Bawa-Garba case: NMC has no plans to review FtP of nurse who was struck off

Bank nurse Isabel Amaro was struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter

RCN announces candidates for president and deputy president

Postal ballot will run from 11 October to 14 November

Government sticks to its nursing associates target figure, despite low uptake

Nursing associate apprenticeships are almost 1,500 below projected numbers

NMC lifts restriction on Christian nurse dismissed after discussing faith with patients

Nurse Sarah Kuteh accepts she 'went too far' by giving a patient her Bible, spokesperson said

Agency staff stats reveal ‘unsustainable’ shortage in the NHS, says RCN

Figures ‘expose the untenable short-staffing crisis across the NHS’

Revalidation: sharp rise in NMC registrants failing to meet CPD requirements

Nurses and midwives report lack of time for continuing professional development

Mental health nurse is struck off the NMC register over patient’s death

NMC finds Susannah Ajayi unfit to practise – but points to ‘systematic failures’ at trust

New Zealand nurses accept 12.5% pay offer following one-day strike

Deal includes safe staffing agreement, $2,000 payment and three 3% pay rises for all nurses

Deaths related to the painkiller fentanyl are up by almost one third in a year

Fatalities involving the opioid have rocketed

Care home staff: RCN unveils resource designed to meet your needs

RCN's online tool aims to support nursing staff in care homes

Staff shortages are putting nurses under pressure to work while they are sick, says RCN

NHS sickness absence figures are distorted by 'high levels of presenteeism', RCN claims

RCN backs opt-out organ donor system for England but says more specialist nurses needed

Max's Law presumed consent organ donor system wins RCN's support

Hospital admissions for self-harm among girls has doubled in two decades

Steep rise in hospital admissions for self-harm in girls, but figure for boys remains static

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