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Fast-track nurse recruitment plan announced in bid to slash vacancies

NHS jobs to be offered to unemployed nurses in Kenya

NHS pay: warning over ‘summer of action’ planned in protest at 3% award

Nurses being urged to support calls for ministers to find extra cash

Campaign calls on night shift nurses to help encourage healthier sleep for inpatients

Trust wants to eliminate loud night-time noises and boost patient sleep and recovery

Anti-vax campaigner widely criticised for comparing nurses with Nazis at London rally

RCN says struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani’s ‘reprehensible’ comments could put staff at risk

Staff should be able to drink fluids at nurse stations, says chief nursing officer

Ruth May responds to student’s tweet, emphasising employers’ duty to help staff stay hydrated

Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ nurse leader

Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for more than 45 years, remembered for support she gave colleagues

NHS pay: anger at minister’s silence as MPs head for summer recess

Health minister fails to address AfC pay rumours in final Commons appearance before autumn

Nurses’ pay: no word as yet on offer before parliament’s summer recess

Rumoured 3% offer falls short of RCN’s 12.5% demand

Some nurses will not have to self-isolate if pinged by NHS app

Staff can carry on working in exceptional circumstances if absence could lead to risk of harm

‘Chance of a lifetime to fix nurse shortage’: reforms don’t go far enough, says RCN

College wants workforce planning rules added to new health and care bill for NHS in England

Suspended for racial slurs: ‘lenient’ NMC ruling taken to the High Court

NMC’s controversial sanction against mental health nurse now subject of legal appeal

COVID-19: face coverings to remain compulsory in healthcare settings in England

Chief nurse Ruth May confirms their continued use, and social distancing, after 19 July

Marie Curie pay discrepancy claims: charity reviews rewards and benefits

Staff concerned over disparity with Agenda for Change, but charity says it must examine costs

Winners of awards advancing nursing practice revealed

Nurses and nursing students honoured for their dedication and outstanding work

Nurse poverty: study points to plight of one million children

As NHS pay fails to keep pace with housing costs, RCN repeats call for double-digit pay deal

Survey on how NHS refers to black and minority ethnic groups seeks acronym alternatives

Body set up to tackle health inequalities is committed to avoiding terms such as BAME and BME

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