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Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO. -Bruce Lee

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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington

Welsh CNO Jean White to step down in Easter 2021

Welsh chief nursing officer Professor Jean White is set to retire next year after a decade in the role, it has been announced. The Welsh Government said Professor White would spend her remaining few months as CNO continuing to lead the nursing response to the…

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Nurse featured in campaign warns violence against staff ‘needs to stop’

A nurse who has been assaulted while working in A&E is helping his trust call out violence against NHS staff by featuring in a video campaign. David Brereton plays a role in the latest of a series of short videos produced by North Tees and…

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Inaugural RCN Nursing Support Workers’ Day a ‘victory’ for the role

The contribution of nursing support workers across health and social care will today be recognised and celebrated as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s first Nursing Support Workers’ Day. Those among the RCN’s nursing support worker's committee have told Nursing Times how the new…

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Emergency meeting of RCN back on following council U-turn

The governing council of the Royal College of Nursing has gone back on its decision to postpone an upcoming extraordinary general meeting (EGM), following upset from some members. The announcement marks another twist in the ongoing fallout from the college’s 2020 presidential election and the…

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Nursing leaders issue letter to profession regarding second wave

The UK’s four chief nursing officers and the nursing regulator have today issued an open letter to the profession to offer their support to nurses as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues. The letter sets out that “temporary changes in practice” will be…

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Free visa renewal scheme for overseas nurses extended until March 2021

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that the free visa extension scheme for overseas nurses in the UK will continue for another six months, in recognition of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It comes after unions including the Royal College of Nursing and the British Medical…

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RCN pledges changes following independent review of president election

The Royal College of Nursing is to amend its election campaigning guidelines, allowing much greater use of social media, and will review its election policy in the near future, in the wake of the stalled process to find a new president. A top barrister has…

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Trailblazing prison nurse named Nursing Times nurse of the year

An advanced nurse practitioner responsible for the launch of nurse-led clinics for people in prison in the North West has been crowned Nursing Times nurse of the year for 2020. Helen Bishton from Spectrum Community Health has dedicated more than 10 years to offender healthcare…

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Nurses owed ‘immense debt of appreciation’, says Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales has commended the “inspiring” work of nurses in tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as part of a special video message for the Nursing Times Awards 2020. The eldest son of the Queen said nursing staff were owed an “immense debt of…

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Nursing Times Awards pays tribute to shortlisted nurse following death

A special tribute was paid at the 2020 Nursing Times Awards last night to an “inspirational and visionary” nurse who died during the nomination process for the nurse of the year award. Kimberley St John, a palliative care specialist nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’…

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Former RCN chief executive honoured with lifetime achievement award

Former Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Carter has been recognised by the UK’s chief nursing officers for an “outstanding” lifetime contribution to nursing. Dr Carter was named the winner of the prestigious CNO Award for Lifetime Achievement at the…

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Breaking: Winners of the 2020 Nursing Times Awards revealed

The winners of this year’s Nursing Times Awards have been revealed during a virtual ceremony held on Wednesday. Our winners were announced during a free, virtual event broadcast online from 4pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020, which you will soon be able to watch back.…

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New chief nurse for South West London integrated care system

A nursing leader who made history as the first Black African director of midwifery in the UK has been appointed as chief nurse for South West London. Dr Gloria Rowland (pictured above) will be the voice of nursing for the South West London Health and…

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Specialist trust appoints new interim chief nurse ahead of possible merger

A specialist hospital trust in West Sussex has appointed a new interim director of nursing and quality who will see the organisation through a potential merger. Nicky Reeves first joined Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 15 years ago as the burns centre manager and…

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Tributes paid to ‘caring and well-respected’ nurse after death aged 38

A hospital nurse and mother-of-three from the West Midlands who “always went above and beyond” for her patients and colleagues has died aged 38. Colleagues have remembered Frances Ebong, a staff nurse at Queen’s Hospital Burton in Staffordshire, as a “well-respected nurse” who had a…

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International nursing leader tells nurses ‘it’s OK not to feel resilient’

The nursing profession’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has shown the world that nurses are “indispensable”, according to the president of the International Council of Nurses. Annette Kennedy (pictured above) will today use her speech at the 2020 Nursing Times Awards to thank nursing staff…

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Cancer nurse redeployed in first wave ‘worked 70-hour weeks’

A cancer nurse specialist has spoken out about her experiences during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic including the challenges around redeployment and the impact on her mental wellbeing and that of her team. Denise Crouch, Macmillan cancer lead nurse at a hospital trust…

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Nurse calls for targeted action to reduce learning disability Covid-19 deaths

The fact people with learning disabilities are dying from Covid-19 at a much higher rate than the general population is a “shocking indictment of society”, a leading nurse has warned. Jim Blair (pictured above) is now calling for action to better protect this group including…

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Latest audit of neonatal services finds ongoing nurse shortages

Nurse staffing levels in neonatal services in Britain remain "significantly below" national recommendations, according to a new audit. The state of neonatal services in England, Wales and Scotland is assessed each year through the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) led by the Royal College of…

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Free: Don’t miss the 2020 Nursing Times Awards on Wednesday

Calling all members of the nursing family, make sure you do not miss this week’s free virtual ceremony to reveal the winners of the 2020 Nursing Times Awards. Our winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony from 4pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020. It’s…

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