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Sustainability Nursing Conference: Dragons’ Den-style contest announced

Competition to take place at event in October, with £1,600 to develop the winning idea

Students accepted onto UK nursing courses down disappointing 7%

Dismaying fall amid nursing vacancies highlights need for financial support for tuition fees

Former auxiliary nurse who raised £35k for the NHS has died

Joan Rich died in her sleep two months before her 104th birthday

Nurses and care workers take industrial action against Bristol-based care home provider

St Monica Trust staff take to picket lines over reported pay cuts and working conditions

Missing nursing student: police launch new appeal more than a month after last sighting

The most recent images of Owami Davies were captured in CCTV in Croydon on 7 July

Nursing and midwifery job profiles up for review

Revisions seen needed to reflect developments in practice since creation of current profiles

UK must stop poaching nursing staff from poorer countries, warns ICN chief executive

Howard Catton says ethical guidelines on overseas recruitment must be strengthened

Trust slammed for offering single teabag as ‘thank you’ treat

TikTok post shows woman unwrapping envelope from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Nurse pay: Scottish ballot result shows appetite for strike action

Most RCN members who responded gave ‘clearest signal yet’ that industrial action is imminent

Vaccinations and PPE provision: we want to hear nurses’ views

Have your opinions on vaccines and personal protective equipment changed during the pandemic?

Missing nursing student: more CCTV images released with appeal for further information

‘Don’t underestimate how important your call could be,’ say police in search for Owami Davies

NMC: nurse struck off for illegally obtaining UK passport

Maidei Hukuimwe was convicted last year after she admitted obtaining a false certificate

Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

First cohort of Kenyan nurses on NHS fast-track scheme start work

Thirteen nurses joined Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to boost NHS numbers

A strike is our only option say nurses as ballot is called on pay offer

Early support for ballot that could see nurses in England and Wales strike for first time

Ballot date set with nurses urged to approve first ever strike in England and Wales

Postal strike ballot opening 15 September is in response to ‘disgraceful’ 4% pay offer

Missing nursing student: fifth man arrested, police make fresh appeal to public

Police make renewed appeal for information about Owami Davies, who vanished over a month ago

Petition urges Government to rethink scrapping NHS COVID sick pay

Nurses with long-COVID say the payments were a lifeline providing financial security