Jo Stephenson

Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro
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Plan to let nurses use holiday lodges to ease housing shortage

Luxury lodges would provide ‘desperately needed’ accommodation for Cornwall hospital staff

A clinician studies a handheld tablet while a colleague behind her looks at a medical wall chart
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Practice nurses at risk of being sidelined in primary care revamp

Many could end up leaving because their skills and experience are not recognised, says QNI

Long queue of travellers with suitcases at airport check-in, illustrating rise in numbers of nurses emigrating from Scotland
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Heading for departures: surge in nurses applying to practise overseas

Steep rise in NMC registrants seeking to work outside UK blamed on chronic staff shortages

Illustration shows topic icons that feature in infection prevention in social care app
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Infection prevention app for social care staff aims to be a one-stop support tool

Care home staff can get guidance quickly after tool was designed with their sector in mind

Photo of WhatsApp icon, illustrating story about sharing of patient data on the app
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Community team inappropriately used WhatsApp to share patient data

NHS Lanarkshire failed to put clear policies in place around the use of the app

Photo of community nurse visiting a patient at home, illustrating a story about new standards for their training
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Community nursing: new standards aim to improve training

Queen’s Nursing Institute standards focus on skills needed in six specific fields

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Tax refunds: how to make sure you are getting what you are owed

You may be able to claim hundreds of pounds in backdated tax relief for work-related costs

Photo of room specially designed by nurse for patients at the end of life
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Terminal cancer inspires nurse to create special room for patients

Michelle Milson designed the space ‘to be as homely as possible’ for patients at end of life

Illustration showing nurses choosing shifts from timetable
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Would choosing your shift patterns stop you from quitting?

Care home provider’s flexible policy has given nurses a better work-life balance

Student accommodation in Stoke on Trent, which will be part rented by NHS nurses
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How empty student accommodation is being turned over for use by NHS nurses

Flats for rent near hospital will help trust recruit and retain staff, many from overseas

Photo of woman looking concerned about bill, illustrating story about nursing students' financial worries
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Student money worries: ‘I often don’t eat so I can feed my children’

Survey finds two-thirds of nursing students have considered leaving course due to finances

Nurse from Nigeria Virginia Enyidede shows her bus pass app on her phone
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Welcome to the UK: trusts join forces to help nurses from overseas settle in

Support package includes 30 days’ free housing, a month’s bus pass and money advice

RCN members on a picket line on May Day 2023 in Exeter, Devon: nurses have expressed their frustration after a bid to secure further strike action came to an end
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‘Shocked, angry and deflated’: nurses react to ballot after losing strike mandate

Social media posts show a profession let down by trade union laws and postal vote failures

RCN general secretary Pat Cullen in front of picketing nurses in Leeds
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Thousands of nurses who voted to carry on striking blocked by ballot turnout rules

Large majority of NHS members in RCN ballot voted to press ahead with further walkouts

Aerial view of emergency department road entrance, showing queue of ambulances
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ED and discharge pressures: solution lies in staffing, not ambulance hubs, say nurses

Nurses voice doubts that hubs and discharge lounges can clear bottlenecks in acute care

Nurses on the picket line at Harrogate Hospital: the deadline for the RCN strike ballot is very near and many have not voted
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Post votes now, nurses urged, amid worries strike ballot threshold won’t be met

Numbers are ‘very tight’ warns RCN chief as strike ballot deadline looms

Nurse and service user sit at table talking, the nurse smiling as she takes notes
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Boost in mental health nurse numbers should be urgent concern for government – report

Delayed NHS workforce plan needs to treat mental health nursing as key priority

Photo of nurses striking outside St Thomas’ Hospital in London. A new strike is planned for 1 June.
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Nurses to stage 24-hour strike at London trust over pay

Unite members to walk out at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust on 1 June