Jo Stephenson

Composite picture showing the faces of some of the nurses who lost their lives to COVID-19

Compensation in doubt for families of nurses who died from COVID-19

Some families received payouts but others could lose out as life assurance schemes close

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Blow for senior nurses as pay rise anomaly leaves many worse off

Delayed pay award puts some in new pension bracket, owing hundreds in backdated contributions

Scotland extends hospital smoking ban to include fixed penalty notices for outdoor areas

People found smoking within 15 metres of healthcare settings will be issued £50 penalties

Dramatic surge in nurses seeking help with money worries

‘Incredible’ rise in nurses accessing RCN’s resources for those in financial difficulty


The Queen: the nation’s nurses pay tribute

UK nursing leaders express their gratitude for a sovereign who championed the profession

TUC leader Frances O'Grady

Don’t threaten nurses’ right to strike, new PM warned

Liz Truss faces huge resistance if she tries to curb right to take industrial action – TUC

Retired nurses on pensions can work part-time in NHS Scotland

New interim guidance makes it quicker and easier for retiring nursing staff to return

Rising fuel costs forcing nurses to turn down community roles

Nurse leaders say resulting staff shortages are putting vulnerable patients at risk

Nurse leaders say healthcare support workers cannot replace registered nurses

NHS England made 35,000 job offers to support workers this year to ease pressure on trusts

Government plans to extend pension abatement until March to boost winter staffing

Critics say extending changes made at start of COVID-19 pandemic is just a short-term fix

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Mental distress a key reason for hospital nurses leaving NHS, study shows

Short periods of sickness absence are also linked to much higher leaving rates, report says

University and NHS launch ‘1,000 nurses’ recruitment plan for local area

Project aims to boost recruitment in Coventry and Warwickshire, with flexible nursing courses

Healthcare assistants report skipping meals to keep up with bills

Survey warns that cost of living crisis could have a knock-on effect on HCAs and nurses

Call for UK-wide free period products for nurses – and the breaks to change them

Campaigners urge nations to tackle period poverty and stigma, as Scotland passes new law

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

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

Do more to promote community nursing career for students, say QNI

Report finds high level of interest in this career, but lack of awareness of opportunities

COVID-19: autumn booster plan confirmed for front-line health and social care staff

As COVID-19 cases rise, the vaccination plan is extended to avoid extra pressure on NHS

Pay offer: how it breaks down and what nurses need to know

Met with a decision to ballot on industrial action, NHS offer is among most complicated ever