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District nurse apprenticeships win key backing

Employer-funded education model is ‘clear recognition of the highly skilled role’

RCN congress 2019: fringe events include care of LGBTQ+ patients, social care and pay

Agenda also explores health challenges posed by large crowds, and staff support post-Grenfell

Nurses’ leader goes on hunger strike over pay progression row

Union president’s protest at legal move against striking nurses in Portugal

Flu vaccine proving more effective among children than adults in England

Good news, says Public Health England, because children are ‘super spreaders’ of flu

‘Nurses would be paid more if employers recognised their role as safety-critical’

Academic tells BBC Woman’s Hour male nurses get more than their fair share of top jobs

Children and young people at heightened risk of dying from asthma in the UK

Study finds high levels of childhood obesity too – amid decline in school nurse numbers

Nurse highlights ‘gaping void’ in care for people with young-onset dementia

Fiona Chaâbane says services lack specific skills to meet needs of this patient group

New three-minute sepsis detection test ‘could save thousands of lives’

Experts hope low-cost biomarker test will be available in the NHS in three to five years

Create robust post-trauma and mental health support for staff, report advises

Health Education England commission recommends 33 improvements

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

Promising guaranteed placements in primary care is unrealistic, say nursing leaders

Pledge in new GP contract seeks to boost equality between nursing and medical students

End of life: new standards promise measurable care improvements in the community

Nurses in participating general practices will be adopting the Daffodil Standards

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers
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Celebrate your work and others who have helped you at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Chair of judges Yvonne Coghill says her recent CBE ‘belongs to a lot of people’

Work-life balance driving increasing number of staff to leave the NHS

Health Foundation report highlights ‘worrying’ lack of improvement in retention rates

Irish nurses call off planned strike action

Nursing unions suspend industrial action to consider Labour Court's proposals

Welsh health minister earmarks £7 million for child and adolescent mental health

Funding follows government report to support whole-school approach to improve well-being

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