Jo Stephenson

​  Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton
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Top hospital trust sees rating plummet as shortage of nurses leaves patients unwashed

Trust ‘making changes’ after concerns raised over ‘burnout, stress and work overload’

Strikers at Harrogate District Hospital
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MPs refuse to dilute anti-strike bill that could see nurses sacked

Attempts to change bill that could mean key workers risk dismissal are rejected in Commons

Photo of nurses on the picket line in Brighton last month
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Nurses’ strike: other unions now invited to pay talks, not just RCN

Government extends invitation after unions warned of consequences if left out of negotiations

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‘Nurse’ title a step closer to being protected by law

Regulator hails ‘exciting’ draft law as a template for future registration of nurses

NHS picket line of GMB members outside Harrogate District Hospital on 6 February 2023
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With strikes on hold for many nursing staff, why are some pressing ahead with walkouts?

Unions outside pay talks say ministers’ move to meet RCN is a divide-and-rule tactic

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Breaks during and between shifts: what are your rights?

How to ensure you get the time out you need, even when pressures are high

Two NHS workers supporting the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrate near Downing Street
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Black NHS nurses still most likely to face discrimination, progress desperately needed

A third of BME and ‘other’ white nurses also receive more harassment, bullying and abuse

Strikers at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough
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Anti-strike law slammed as ‘not fit for purpose’

Impact of bill that could see nurses sacked for going on strike ‘not properly assessed’

Woodlands Hospital in Salford, where patient safety concerns have been raised by the Care Quality Commission
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More safety concerns uncovered at mental health trust beset by scandal

Inspectors find nursing associates left in charge of wards at Woodlands Hospital in Salford

A group of nurses holding a discussion
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Refugee nurses gain easier acceptance onto UK register

Nurses who fled their home country and lack key documents will be vetted in other ways

Nurse sitting at the steering wheel of a car
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Cost of living squeeze sees nurses' mileage rate rise extended

Higher rates extended in Northern Ireland amid worry at community nurses being out of pocket

Nurse with a clipboard talks to a young patient
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Shortage of nurses stymies efforts to improve mental health services

Millions left struggling to access support, with lack of staff the biggest barrier

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

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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

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Dramatic surge in nurses seeking help with money worries

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

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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
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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