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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

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Rising fuel costs forcing nurses to turn down community roles

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Reaching nurse recruitment target will still leave huge shortfall

NHS in England will still need thousands more nurses even if goal is achieved, report says

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Nurse warns of patient risk as neighbour dies after 90-minute wait for care

Others say care is being compromised as emergency department waiting times spiral

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Sharp fall in nursing degree applications ‘cause for concern’

RCN cites soaring inflation as number of mature students applying for courses drops

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Government votes to allow agency staff to cover work of striking nurses

Unions warn move will undermine patient safety and is damaging to nurses’ right to strike

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Nurses in Scotland asked if they would strike in ballot on 5% pay offer

RCN is asking nurses to reject the offer and say if they would consider industrial action

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Mental health nurse selected for Commonwealth Games weightlifting team

Cyrille Tchatchet will represent England at the games in Birmingham this summer