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Queen’s birthday honours: pandemic ‘shines a light’ on nurses’ achievements

Nurses from across the UK recognised for their dedication during the pandemic and beyond

Picture shows a car being driven on an open road in a rural area

Nurses’ car insurance costs set to jump, while pay remains ‘stuck in first gear’

Study highlights living costs pressures, as profession ranks seventh highest for premiums

Wound care strategy aims to improve nurses’ skills and knowledge

The National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework for England hopes to standardise care

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Nurse struck off for not attempting CPR

Rosaline Appice confused a nursing home resident with another who had DNACPR notice in place

some nursing jobs are being opened up to non-nurses, RCN claims

The nursing job adverts ‘that should set alarm bells ringing’

Employers are opening nursing jobs up to non-nurses, claims RCN

12-hour shifts, pay and long-COVID top nurse agenda at RCN congress

Three-day online and in-person event in Liverpool will also focus on work-life balance

nurse looks exhausted as MPs call for better workforce planning to address nurse burnout

Nurse burnout now an emergency and only staffing overhaul can resolve it

Exhausted NHS staff need to feel confident better workforce planning is on its way, MPs say

Charity offers nurses grants of up to £1,000 to cover childcare costs

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation offers financial support for NHS staff during pandemic

Fitness to Practise: NMC clears nurse accused of dishonesty

Nurse recounts how stress of long investigation led them to a ‘nervous breakdown’

Anti-vax campaigner Kate Shemirani has been stuck off the NMC register

Anti-vax nurse who says COVID-19 is a hoax is struck off NMC register

Campaigner Kate Shemirani opposes vaccination and says fellow nurses can’t be trusted

Grieving father

COVID-19 death-in-service: families of nursing staff biggest group to receive lump sum

More than £9 million has been paid to families of nurses and healthcare assistants

No change to PPE recommendations in response to new COVID-19 strains

Guidance update overlooks RCN calls for higher grade equipment and better ventilation

Government plans to scrap free parking pass for nurses as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Free hospital parking for staff remains, but funding for council pass will be axed

Nursing students left £400 out of pocket after training grant wrongly classed as income

25 trainees in receipt of Universal Credit erroneously penalised by DWP

Long-COVID: why nurses deserve immediate financial help

Nursing staff with long-COVID face lengthy wait to hear if they can claim compensation

Help with childcare costs: how to stop missing out if you can claim tax-free allowance

HMRC is urging nurses who pay for childcare to claim support worth up to £4,000

Building resilience at work: nurses join study on coping with stressful events

Critical care staff will learn strategies and skills to help them after COVID-19 pressures

Duchess speaks of heartfelt gratitude to nurses for their sacrifices in the pandemic

The royal was delivering video message to mark end of Nursing Now campaign

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