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Fitness to Practise support

NMC responds to criticism over lack of support in fitness to practise cases

New measures will include mental health support and option of legal assistance

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones star launches brain injury charity to improve care for young adults

Emilia Clarke also reveals that she survived two brain haemorrhages

Assisted dying

Royal College of Physicians adopts same position as the RCN on assisted dying

Following poll of doctors, college drops opposition in favour of neutral stance on the issue

Return to work

Return to practice: proposals aim to make process easier and faster

NMC plans include taking a competency test rather than a course

Joy Milne and Perdita Barran

Retired nurse’s ability to smell Parkinson’s chemicals raises hope for early diagnosis

Joy Milne detected musky odour on her late husband before his condition was known

Student march

Nursing shortages: student grants and nurse pay rises are the answer, say think tanks

Closing the Gap report outlines immediate actions to curb staff shortfall

Clinical placement

Quality of placements can influence nursing graduates’ choice of specialty

Study advises investment in better student experiences in hard-to-recruit areas of practice

Jack Grealish assault

Nurses assaulted at work deserve same swift response as Aston Villa footballer

Health professionals too often left waiting for action, says NHS Employers chief executive

cervical screening campaign stand

Take a break, have a smear test: NHS trust’s bid to boost uptake among staff

Workplace cervical screening is proving a hit with nurses

Vacuuming office space

Northern Irish trust tells office-based nurses to clean their own workspace

Union Unite says the directive may aim to save money but is ‘absurd’

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Ruth May

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

CPD funding: I promise budget cuts will be reversed, says head of NHS England

Simon Stevens tells chief nurse’s summit funding will be restored over next five years

Joanne Bosanquet to become new Foundation of Nursing Studies chief executive

Chair of trustees says Ms Bosanquet will ‘bring exceptional dynamism to the role’

Stephen Hawking’s long-time nurse is struck off by the NMC

Patricia Dowdy faced charges of dishonesty, care failings and lack of qualifications

World Delirium Day: nurses will raise awareness of signs, symptoms and treatment

Features of the condition include disorientation, hallucinations and lack of responsiveness

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