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Warning issued after nurse loses £45,000 in pension fraud

Cruel scam prompts warning to seek impartial guidance before moving pension savings

Community nurses in Scotland will get higher mileage allowance to reflect rising petrol prices
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‘Modest’ NHS mileage top-up will help cushion impact of petrol price hike

Only staff in Scotland benefit, amid calls for UK-wide help for NHS and social care staff

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Year-long nurse bursary extension not good enough, says union

RCN criticises the Welsh Government’s lack of commitment to long-term funding

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Mental health nursing risks being ‘lost’ as a profession, report warns

Recommended steps include supported development, career progression and incentives to stay

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Meet the nurses who went from watching Casualty to helping to write it

BBC competition winners will use their knowledge of the profession to help shape storylines

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Nursing associates, hailed as shapers of new role, celebrate revalidating for first time

First nursing associates, praised by NMC for forging a path, have shone during the pandemic

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Nurses reveal shocking abuse they face from patients as backlog rises

Abuse blamed on frustrations due to stretched services, with pressure exacerbated by pandemic

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Many nurses could tip over into debt in next six months, RCN warns

Learn about resources that can offer financial support, and tips for managing your finances

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Be alert for hepatitis symptoms as cases detected in children

Know the signs to look out for as health bodies investigate potential causes of cases

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Nurses react angrily to decision to end free parking at hospitals

Reintroduction of parking fees waived during pandemic sparks furious reaction

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Flexible working is essential at new hospital, union says

Heatherwood Hospital will address patient backlog, and RCN advises ways it can attract staff

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Government unable to confirm if its 10,000 overseas nurses target has been met

Sajid Javid pledged to reach this figure by end of March to help address NHS workforce crisis

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NMC to hold registration fee at £120 ‘as long as possible’

The decision comes as nurses face a struggle with rising living costs

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Underpaid, undermined and under-recognised: exhausted nurses send clear message to NHS

NHS staff survey findings point to scale of burnout as nurses tell of intentions to quit

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COVID-19 tests to remain free for nurses and other NHS staff

Staff in high-risk settings won’t need to pay after universal free testing ends, DHSC says

Nurses holds sign saying 'help wanted' as NHS leaders reveal staffing worries
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Nurse vacancies and failure to retain staff are our biggest worries, say trust leaders

NHS workforce gaps mean nursing staff are ‘working with one hand tied behind their back’

NMC to close temporary register set up as a special measure in the pandemic
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NMC temporary register: timetable for wind-down of pandemic nurse staffing contingency

Nurses who joined temporary register can apply for permanent NMC registration

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Overseas nurses tied to jobs by demands for repayment of recruitment fees if they leave

Some employers even try to frighten nurses by threatening deportation if they try to move

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