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New York nurses receive $20.8 million settlement for gender discrimination

City of New York concedes that nurses can retire early due to ‘physically demanding’ role

HPV vaccination programme to be extended to boys in Scotland and Wales

Adolescent boys will have vaccine to offer protection from HPV-related disease and cancers

MP voices concern for CPD cuts in bid to improve staff retention

Department of health and social care to look at recommendations addressing CPD cuts

Call for nurses to ‘do 10,000 of anything’ to help colleagues in need

#10kForNurses campaign supports staff experiencing hardship

‘Measles outbreaks make MMR vaccination vital before visiting Europe’

RCN warns that young adults who missed the vaccine in the 1990s could be at risk

Two nurses sentenced for defrauding NHS

Two nurses have been sentenced after admitting defrauding the NHS in separate incidents

Rules eased on overseas nurses retaking exam

Overseas nurses will only have to retake the part of a competency exam they fail

Pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change contracts outside NHS

NHS pay deal to be extended to nurses employed by arm’s-length providers

Brexit white paper vague on immigration restrictions EU nurses may face, says RCN

Paper says future plan ‘would end free movement, taking back control of the UK’s borders’

Home care provider’s ‘soft signs’ system ‘significantly reduces’ hospital admissions

Care workers use 'soft signs' list to spot deterioration and alert nurses

Report demands improved transition of young people to adult mental health services

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch says ‘many still do not have a positive experience’

Professor highlights link between use of catheters and urinary tract infections

Clinical nurse specialist Jacqui Prieto says catheters should be removed as soon as possible

Nursing student’s petition calls for living wage for students on clinical placement

Nursing student’s petition highlights financial toll of placements

‘New health secretary has never worked in healthcare – so he must listen to nurses’

RCN hopes health secretary Matt Hancock will use insights offered by nursing workforce

Remove ambiguity around nursing associate role, says RCN

College adds that role could place pressure on support staff to act beyond their training

End of life discussions are about more than filling in forms

Nurse tells Patient Safety Congress 2018 preparation helps clinicians give better support

Decline in school nurse numbers raises risk to neglected older children

Shortage of school nurses is hampering their efforts to help neglected older children – RCN

We're struggling to keep patients safe – what nurses reveal in our survey

Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey shows how nurse understaffing is blighting patient care

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