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After being spat at, grabbed and hit, nurse urges NHS staff to report attacks on Datix

Incidents go unreported because many nurses don’t know how, warns Stephen McKenna

Fluid monitoring must improve, CQC tells two hospitals after discovering multiple lapses

Staff frequently failed to complete fluid balance charts – even after coroner’s warning

New nursing student numbers up 8% on last year’s university intake

More than 26,700 students will begin nursing programmes amid ‘pandemic effect’

Nursing associate fronts HIV awareness campaign

The Terrence Higgins Trust campaign highlights achievements of people with HIV

District nurse vows to continue working after £5 million lottery win

Louise Drake from West Lothian says her work cannot be postponed

Shocking abuse from patients recounted by NHS staff in video

Employers urge staff to report aggressive or racist incidents as vaccine rollout continues

PPE: Morecambe Bay Hood lets nurses communicate while staying safe from COVID-19

The device was developed by the local NHS trust, sewing firm Lancastle and BAE Systems

NMC’s controversial overhaul of post-registration standards – what happens next

Standards in five fields of practice could be amalgamated, under regulator’s proposal

Microaggression at work: hospital staff told to use 'Western' names

Accountability, not just training, needed to tackle discrimination, says equality campaigner

Vote now: who will be the RCN Nursing Awards 2021 Patient’s Choice?

Our six finalists were nominated by members of the public for their outstanding care

Nurse chiefs slam ‘vile’ online abuse of healthcare staff

Call follows threatening tweets made to Royal College of Midwives chief executive

Nursing in the Paralympics: the team finally heading to Tokyo after a year’s delay

Group will fly out to support ParalympicsGB athletes following exhaustive preparations

Emotional support for nurses facing FtP proceedings – by registrants who’ve been there

Wanted: volunteer buddies for those facing NMC or workplace investigations

Nurse carjacked after leaving work – appeal for witnesses

Did you see the ‘traumatic’ incident that took place near the Mater Hospital in Belfast?

Fast-track nurse recruitment plan announced in bid to slash vacancies

NHS jobs to be offered to unemployed nurses in Kenya

NHS pay: warning over ‘summer of action’ planned in protest at 3% award

Nurses being urged to support calls for ministers to find extra cash

Anti-vax campaigner widely criticised for comparing nurses with Nazis at London rally

RCN says struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani’s ‘reprehensible’ comments could put staff at risk

Staff should be able to drink fluids at nurse stations, says chief nursing officer

Ruth May responds to student’s tweet, emphasising employers’ duty to help staff stay hydrated