Jo Stephenson

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Mental health: more nurses urgently needed as referrals soar

Pandemic sees surge in demand for treatment for conditions, including anxiety and depression

Nurse Claire Carr, who set up a cervical screening service for staff at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust
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Cervical screening for staff: how a nurse is boosting uptake among her own colleagues

Workplace testing is proving quick and convenient for nursing staff – and it’s easy to set up

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Emergency department nurses say care ‘being compromised at every level’

RCN meeting in Northern Ireland hears of long waits for patients in corridors and ambulances

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Vigilance against sepsis affected by pandemic, charity warns

UK Sepsis Trust says diagnosis and treatment hampered by crisis, calls for better training

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Call for flexible hours for all nurses returning after having children – report

Researchers say flexibility is key to retaining nurses and addressing staffing shortages

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Proposed changes to NHS pension contributions in Scotland delayed after complaints

Changes put back to October after RCN protested that many nurses would end up worse off

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NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

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Advice site for people awaiting surgery not a nurse substitute

Unions fear NHS’s My Planned Care website is seen as a replacement for perioperative care

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COVID-19: up to employers to rehire unjabbed staff who lost jobs

Government message follows scrapping of mandatory jabs for front-line health and care staff

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Mental health nurses to support police triaging people in crisis

Police turn to nurses to offer early clinical intervention from emergency call centre

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Relying on an army of retired nurses papering over jobs crisis

Unions’ warning comes as 17,000 people sign up for reservist scheme to cover NHS services

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Mandatory COVID-19 jabs for all nurses will be scrapped this month

Government consultation revealed overwhelming support for ending vaccination requirement

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Lack of sleep linked to rise in nurse depression during COVID-19

US study finds nurses had sleep difficulties worrying about work-related issues

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‘Nurse’ job title needs protection, campaigners say in complaint to statistics agency

Demand for ‘registered nurse’ to be used in official data for safety and to avoid confusion

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Pay packets to shrink for many nurses due to NHS pension changes

Changes in contributions called a step too far but top earners and part-timers will benefit

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Heavy caseload: how many patients is too many patients for safe care?

Red flags to look for in district nursing that tell you patient safety is at risk

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Retired nurses who returned to work during pandemic may have pension protection extended

Consultation could see safeguard extended to October for retirees who answered calls to help

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Nursing students should do more practice placements in adult social care: white paper

Exposing trainee nurses to care settings is aimed at helping to create a more agile workforce