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Hospital parking fine: nurse ‘absolutely disillusioned’ about possible court action

Deborah Das parked on a grass verge but says she can never find a parking space at her trust

Hundreds of nurses who called charity helpline during pandemic had attempted suicide

Laura Hyde Foundation produces suicide prevention resource amid ‘mental health pandemic’

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Nursing uniform in England could be standardised next summer

Consultation shows majority of nurses back a common NHS uniform – with one clear favourite

Nurse says celebrate NHS and ‘fight for its future’ at protests on its 73rd anniversary

Holly Turner urges staff to campaign for fair pay and patient safety on 3 July

High-earning nurse convicted of sick pay fraud is spared jail

Band 8c nurse Sheila Loveridge gets 16-month suspended sentence for defrauding NHS of £38,500

House prices rose six times faster than average nurse’s pay over past decade – report

Researchers say prospect of nurses getting on property ladder ‘now almost inconceivable’

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COVID-19 vaccinations to be mandatory for all nurses working in care homes

Staff will be given 16 weeks to be vaccinated or face redeployment or possible dismissal

Denise Chaffer, who has been elected the next RCN president

I vow to champion nurses’ pay and safe staffing – next RCN president

Denise Chaffer says she is determined all areas of nursing get the recognition they deserve

Petition to Westminster parliament calls for change in the law to protect nurse job title

When a ‘nurse’ is not a nurse: why petition calls for legal protection of the job title

Nurse designation should be the preserve of NMC-registered clinicians

Actor Emilia Clarke endorses collection of poems for newly qualified nurses and midwives

Poetry collection designed to offer words of encouragement to nurses

Actor Emilia Clarke praises book, to be given to new nurses and midwives in Scotland

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

Nurse struck off for not attempting CPR

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

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 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

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