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Unions criticise Welsh health board’s plan to change rotas

Move to standardise shift patterns prompts concerns over unpaid breaks and contracted hours

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu receives Pride of Britain’s lifetime honour

Pioneering sickle cell nurse specialist recognised with lifetime achievement award

District nursing: £18.5m course funding aims to boost staff numbers in England

Money will help community nurses transition to the specialty

Investigation reveals ‘confusing’ array of diabetes nursing job titles

Wide variation in job names, with ‘nurses’ below band 5, prompts call for standardisation

Senior nurse unfairly dismissed by NHS board, tribunal rules

Jeff Horn ‘gobsmacked’ by decision after two periods of stress-induced sick leave

Pay strike: health visitors plan walkout as dispute shifts to role regrading

Lincolnshire County Council claims split grades reflect variation in skills and experience

Nurses boost health screening rates by using Facebook to promote prevention services

Practice staff are harnessing social media to widen uptake and reduce anxiety

Pay dispute: nurses on Guernsey head for industrial action

Channel island's RCN members are demanding pay parity with public sector colleagues

Agency nurse spend in Scotland reaches new high

Spending watchdog urges government to publish long-overdue workforce plan

Could you be the RCN Nurse of the Year in the year of the nurse?

Entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, your chance to promote your work and specialty

Can wearing pyjamas help you care for people with dementia at bedtime?

Find out what nursing home night staff think about wearing scrubs that mimic nightwear

PHE confirms presence of potentially fatal tick-borne disease in the UK

Encephalitis virus can affect the brain and central nervous system

The image of nursing: tell us what you think about how others see the profession

Quick survey wants your views on nurses’ uniforms, job titles… and TV medical dramas

Childhood immunisation: lack of call and recall mechanism hampers uptake – RCN

Public health nurses are coping with fragmented systems that fail to maximise vaccine uptake

Mary Seacole awards: nurse specialists honoured for work with diverse communities

Winners recognised for projects on areas such as mental health and maternity services

School nurses develop ‘fun and interactive’ health website for students

Secondary schools in Surrey can access advice on physical and emotional well-being

Make LGBT-awareness training mandatory for nurses, MPs say

Health and social care staff are often unable to tailor care to individuals’ needs – report

Nurses cannot routinely use mental health support service – despite claim they could

Government backtracks on health secretary Matt Hancock’s Twitter statement

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