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Cupped hand holds two tablets, illustrating case of nurse suspended after stealing paracetamol from ward

Nurse suspended from register for stealing paracetamol from ward’s supplies for own use

It was common for staff to use ward paracetamol – I thought it was allowed, nurse told NMC

Aerial photograph of the now-closed Cawston Park Hospital, where inspectors found consistent failures

Nurse who failed to attempt CPR told she must not be in charge of a shift for 12 months

NMC ruled registrant failed to show leadership in an emergency and must retake training

Nursing student Karen Cochrane with daughter and the woman whose life she saved

Nursing student’s use of CPR saves woman’s life at airport

Karen Cochrane’s action after witnessing a heart attack is praised by family and staff

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Agency and bank: NHS employers’ spending hits record high

Option of extra shifts benefits many staff, but union calls for longer-term staffing plan

Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas speaking at RCN Congress

Rugby star Gareth Thomas praises nurse who helped him cope with HIV diagnosis

Welsh star urges nurses to use their platform and knowledge to tackle stigma

Photo of nurse entering records onto computer

Nurse suspended for six months for record-keeping failures

NMC panel finds agency nurse failed to complete care notes and record contact with patients

RCN acting general secretary Nicola Ranger addressing the 2024 RCN congress

Resolve pay issues this summer, Ranger tells politicians

Whoever is in power after general election must end unfair delays, says RCN acting leader

Hull Royal Infirmary, where Linda Heath died from sepsis following care failings

Failure to refer to district nursing before woman’s sepsis death

District nurse referral did not happen after information was missed from discharge summary

Pat Cullen

RCN leader Pat Cullen quits so she can seek selection to stand in general election

General secretary who took nurses into historic strikes stands down in bid to become MP

A male nurse with patient, illustrating story about low percentage of male nurses in UK

Where are the men? Nursing profession fails to attract males

Report calls for ‘dismantling of stereotype that views nursing as suited primarily for women’

Nurses’ general election priorities: what’s on your policy wish list?

Nursing leaders and organisations respond to the announcement of a July general election

Outgoing chief executive Andrea Sufcliffe, who is resigning on health grounds

NMC chief executive resigns as she awaits neurosurgery following tumour diagnosis

My job is tough enough when you’re well, impossible when you’re not, says Andrea Sutcliffe

Nurse wins tribunal case after losing shifts for raising concerns

The whistleblowing agency nurse had shifts cancelled after questioning patient seclusion

Tattoos, piercings, false eyelashes now okay for nurses as trust relaxes uniform rule

Trust wants to celebrate inclusivity and allow people to be themselves in modern workplace

National nurses’ uniform to make its debut at NHS trust

Nurses in Derbyshire will be the first to wear the uniform, which comes in various colours

Four-day week roster has given me back my home life

Could your workplace be the next to adopt new shift pattern after popularity of pilot?

Court order blocking access to Letby trial article defies open justice, MP tells Commons

Ex-minister criticises court order stopping UK online access to article on killer’s trial

Nursing levels: update on what counts as advanced practice

New definitions in professional framework aim to end ‘ambiguity’ that can limit careers

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