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First prison term handed down under law designed to protect nurses from assault

Magistrates use new powers under Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018

English language test: new hope for more than 1,000 foreign nurses

NMC lowers written exam pass, giving nurses who failed test a fresh chance of UK registration

Midwives in Northern Ireland ‘send a clear message’ over pay lag

RCM members in NI vote in favour of industrial action, including strikes

Scottish safe staffing bill needs more clarity, committee finds

Health and sport committee’s report asks for extra detail on who can decide staffing levels

Antimicrobial resistance: RCN course aims to equip nurses to lead changes in practice

Clinical leadership and infection prevention are at the heart of college programme

Nurses’ charity launches gift appeal as it reveals steep rise in hardship cases

Cavell Nurses Trust says requests for its help have more than doubled in three years

Study of how doctors recognise imminent death could help inform nurses’ judgements

There's scope to develop the whole multidisciplinary team’s expertise, says Marie Curie UK

‘Nurses need to know clear referral pathways for domestic abuse cases’

Many people won’t call the police, but will visit an emergency department, charity says

Decision to increase immigration health surcharge is ‘morally bankrupt’, RCN says

Fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400

Trusts will be forced to show how they respond to staff concerns over patient safety

Health secretary announces new legislation prompted by Gosport report

Boost to community care funding must include more money for district nursing, urges RCN

Prime minister promises £3.5 billion a year by 2023-24

Written English test could soon be easier for overseas nurses to pass

NMC proposes a lower pass mark for written language test

Nursing students lobby MPs over investment in nurse education

Students hope to influence policymakers as part of RCN campaign to secure funding boost

High demand in summer will mean even greater winter pressures, says RCN

Trolley waits in emergency departments this summer indicate the increased strain on NHS

Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year: award for nurse who took action to boost sepsis education

Teaching package supports community staff to excalate concerns about patient deterioration

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

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