Jo Stephenson

Lone nurse on hospital ward
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Thinly-spread nurses need to know a viable plan to boost their numbers is on its way

Hospital waiting times and catch-up services expose severity of nurse shortage

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Stop stripping poorer nations of nurses, urges new report

International Council of Nurses highlights fragile state of global nursing workforce shortage

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£300,000 extra training fund available for low income NHS nurses

RCN Foundation and Deliveroo to provide educational grants to 200 nursing and midwifery staff

Picture shows a female medic wearing a mask and looking perplexed
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Over half of Scottish nurses feel like quitting over work pressures, RCN survey shows

Many nurses work excess hours, feel undervalued and are considering leaving current role

Poster showing a female medic holding up her hand in a 'stop' gesture, used in a campaign by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to combat a rise in aggressive behaviour
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Emergency department nurses start using body cameras to deter violence against staff

Trial of body cameras at Oxford hospital follows spike in incidents of abuse by patients

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One-off pay rise for ‘superhuman efforts’ of Northern Ireland nurses

Payment for pandemic work is welcomed, but RCN wants talks on ‘a long-term pay structure’

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Pandemic inspires record acceptances on nurse degree courses

Survey finds nearly 70% of young people applied to pursue nursing career inspired by pandemic

Older nurse dons face mask, as NHS pensioners face return of pension abatement rule
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NHS pensioners who returned to practice in pandemic are to lose financial incentive

Return of abatement rule, suspended at the height of COVID-19, likely to spark departures

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Hospital staff parking permit a ‘slap in the face’ for nurses

Staff highlight safety issues and difficult, longer journeys for those not eligible

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Free tickets to see Florence Nightingale-inspired ballet

English National Ballet’s show centres on a woman who becomes a nurse during the Crimean War

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If lateral flow tests were no longer free, what would it mean for nurses?

The government is under pressure to clarify when it will scale down the testing system

Nurse prepares to view RCN congress 2021 online
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RCN congress debates cancelled: college scraps key parts of 2021 programme

Members’ concerns about inability to participate online are said to be behind decision

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Sexual harassment allegations: RCN launches 24-hour helpline for its members and staff

Organisation pledges to ‘tackle the issues and behaviours that have no place in our college’

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Managers need training on signs of moral injury in nurses, report warns

Working in the pandemic has meant making ‘unthinkable decisions’ and staff need more support

Picture of  staff nurse Eileen Barrott
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Nurse’s husband charged with her murder

Mark Barrott due to appear in court charged with murdering staff nurse Eileen Barrott

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Tributes paid to nurse murdered in her Leeds home

Emergency services found Eileen Barrott on Sunday and police are searching for her husband

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NHS flexible working: how to apply and make it work for you

The agreement aims to help recruit and retain workers, as well as improve work-life balance

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Backdated holiday pay: how to get any money you are owed

Find out if you’re eligible for a one-off corrective payment for ‘regular overtime’