Jo Stephenson

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Care home staff on picket line over ‘fire and re-hire’ strategy and proposed pay cuts

Plans for further action as long-serving staff face salary cuts of more than £3,000 a year

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What nurses need to know about the new health secretary

With a background in finance, Steve Barclay voted against protecting the ‘nurse’ title in law

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COVID-19: UK nations prepare to end special sick pay arrangements for nursing staff

Nurse leaders say government is not adequately supporting those workers with long-COVID

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Nurse says ‘soul-destroying’ conditions prompted ED staff exodus

Ten members of nursing staff have left Southend University Hospital in the past three months

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Half of practice nursing posts could be vacant within a decade – report

Health Foundation says urgent action is needed to recruit and retain nurses in England

Picture shows a nurse in a canteen putting food onto her plate
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Nurses need hot meals while on duty: employers told to do more

Access to hot, healthy meals – especially for those on night shifts – is vital, union says

Picture sows three nurses gathered in front of a work roster, with one writing on the roster and another looking at a clipboard
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How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

A young nurse hold a hand to her mouth while yawning
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Nurses laugh off expert advice to take a power nap during night shifts

Fatigue expert recommends a nap to stay vigilant but nurses say it wouldn’t be allowed

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Learning disability nurse shortage puts patients at risk of missing out on medications

People with complex needs are often not receiving their prescribed drugs doses

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Safe staffing: Scotland to implement legislation by April 2024

Government pledges to have measures in place in all health and care settings within two years

Incontinence pants
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Patients with dementia left in pads, even when not incontinent, study finds

Staff report routine use of incontinence measures due to overstretched resources

NMC suspends Band 6 nurse who accessed non-patients' medical records
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Suspended: Band 6 nurse who was obsessed with looking up people’s medical records

Her confidentiality breaches involved relatives, neighbours and a colleague

Nurse in GP setting talks to patient
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Nurses win legal power to sign fit notes in move to cut red tape in general practice

Aim is to speed up fitness-to-work certification and reduce unecessary GP appointments

Three images of a nurse: first she is wearing a mask, then takes off the mask due to heat and finally drinks bottled water
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Heatwave looms: nurses warned to stay hydrated as temperatures soar

Employers told to give nurses time to refuel and rehydrate while on duty in hot weather

RCN's Heather Randle speaking to the Health and Social Care Committee
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Working flat out, invisible practice nurses whose potential is overlooked

Practice nurses could lead service improvements but their talent is ignored, MPs are told

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You must take a nap during night shifts to stay safe and vigilant, nurses advised

Power naps and avoiding more than three night shifts in a row are vital, says fatigue expert

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Nursing students being ‘used and abused’ on placements

RCN congress votes to demand protection of supernumerary status for students

RCN congress speaker Liz Curr proposed the debate on the care of trans and non-binary people
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‘Gender-diverse patients face horrendously bad healthcare experience’

Nurses urged to challenge discrimination and poor care of trans and non-binary people