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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

Why every workplace needs a ‘Department Of Kindness’

Hospital’s blue plaques project recognises the daily acts of kindness in patient care

Devices promoting independence in people with dementia could lighten nurses’ workload

Imperial College scientists investigate technology that could transform individuals’ lives

Child who charmed royals helps open health centre

A schoolgirl who charmed Prince Harry and Meghan helps declare open a mental health centre

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Nurses need protected time for training in learning disabilities and autism, says NMC

NMC issues response to ongoing government consultation on mandatory training

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