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Permission to work flexible hours still a lottery for Scottish nurses

They lack full benefits of flexible working and must rely on supportive managers

Nurses on a picket line at Ulster Hospital in January 2020, when RCN members staged a second 12-hour walkout as part of a dispute over pay parity and safe staffing

As biggest rail strike in 30 years begins across the UK – will nurses be next?

Disputes are taking shape over NHS pay, with a warning that many experienced staff could quit

Lord Lilley speaking in the House of Lords

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

One in five NHS staff looking for new job as living costs soar

Health unions say situation worsening by the week and more staff are turning to food banks

NMC suspends Band 6 nurse who accessed non-patients' medical records

Suspended: Band 6 nurse who was obsessed with looking up people’s medical records

Her confidentiality breaches involved relatives, neighbours and a colleague

Three images of a nurse: first she is wearing a mask, then takes off the mask due to heat and finally drinks bottled water

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

Nurses in Scotland set to consider final pay offer of 5%

Union says offer ‘falls far short of expectations of a fair pay award’

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

QNI urges Sajid Javid to work with nurses to ease high fuel costs

Charity raises ‘serious concerns’ for community nurses who are struggling

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Finalists for the RCN Nursing Awards 2022 revealed

Shortlist announced for the awards that showcase the very best of the profession

A woman comforts another who is showing signs of distress

Feeling menopausal? Don’t be embarrassed to ask for reasonable adjustments at work

Menopause symptoms are forcing women to give up on their careers, so employers must help

Soaring inflation means nurses face ‘miserly’ pay offer – TUC

Union warns that nurses’ real pay down £5,200 compared with 2010

Nursing students being ‘used and abused’ on placements

RCN congress votes to demand protection of supernumerary status for students

Employers failing nurses on flexible hours due to staff shortages

While a few trusts are trailblazing the practice, some nurses told ‘not to bother asking’

‘Gender-diverse patients face horrendously bad healthcare experience’

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

Exploited and lied to – how overseas nurses are mistreated when they come to work in NHS

Stories of unfairness prompt call to lobby trusts on ethical policies for overseas nurses

Racism in the NHS: promotion twice as likely for white nurses

RCN survey shows racism is rife and black and Asian nurses often miss out on promotion

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

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