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International Nurses’ Day: Crown actor honoured to be part of service hailing nurses

Helena Bonham Carter at Westminster Abbey to mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Pandemic has enhanced public image of nursing, poll shows

Survey to mark International Nurses’ Day shows new appreciation of hard work and dedication

Mental health booklet given out at train station aims to prevent suicide

Nurse Rachel Luby says COVID-19 has brought stresses that need to be addressed

Queen’s Speech: government fails to include investment in nursing staff and social care

Priorities should be addressing nursing vacancies and social care reform, says RCN

Nurse who made a joke of handling vulnerable patient’s genitals cautioned by NMC

Five-year caution for nurse convicted of ill-treating patient who lacked capacity

Nursing workforce standards set out basis for safe and effective patient care

RCN issues collective UK standards for employers and health regulators to support nurses

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: you now have more time to enter and celebrate nurses’ work

Deadline extended to 24 May – so ‘shout about what our magnificent profession has done’

District nursing: record year for uptake of specialist practitioner qualification

Growth in district nurse SPQ numbers enhances nurse leadership in the community

Surge in Google searches about how to become a nurse

Search engine data suggest growing interest in nursing as a career since start of pandemic

Resuscitation guidelines update: advance care plans the focus, not DNACPR notices

Includes section on ethics and considerations during a pandemic or shortage of resources

GP surgery failed newly qualified nurse through ‘complete absence’ of training

NMC criticises employer for giving inexperienced nurse too much responsibility

Female nurses’ well-being significantly worsened during COVID-19 pandemic

NHS Confederation’s survey findings must be ‘driver of real and lasting change’

Glove awareness campaign highlights need to reduce use, even in pandemic

RCN glove awareness week encourages nurses to protect their skin and share advice

Nurses with long-COVID must be ‘given time and support to recover’

RCN, and support group founded by nurse, call for help amid rise in number of staff sick days

NMC says COVID-19 vaccination messages need to be more inclusive and appropriate

Nursing regulator seeks to address vaccine hesitancy among healthcare staff

One in three NHS staff are also family carers, survey shows

Nurses need more flexibility when juggling work with caring responsibilities, says RCN

Nurse numbers rise in England but NHS is ‘a long way from being safely staffed’ – RCN

College responds to statistics showing nurse and health visitor numbers increased by 10,999

Next chief nursing officer for Wales is named

Sue Tranka will take over from outgoing CNO Jean White