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Nurses’ reluctance to strike tied our hands, says RCN chief pay negotiator

We couldn’t press for a bigger pay rise as nurses are unlikely to strike – Josie Irwin

‘My boss made me move bay because of a patient’s racist abuse’

Congress gasps as Kenyan nurse recalls how abusive patient questioned her ability

Congress rejects call for strategy on recruiting men

Speakers say they would rather promote nursing to everyone, regardless of gender

Relax limit on child refugees allowed into UK, RCN congress tells government

Child refugees deserve safe haven in the UK, congress speakers say

Easy access to public toilets would cut social isolation, congress hears

RCN urged to campaign for more accessible public toilets, as many have closed due to funding...

RCN congress agrees that government should stop health surcharge for overseas nurses

Kenyan nurse Evaline Omondi explained how the fee had affected her family

NMC chief executive Jackie Smith resigns

'Now is the right time to leave', says Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie...

Congress condemns trend to move NHS staff to private firms

Transfers of NHS staff to private companies to save costs condemned by congress speakers

Use of temporary staff cost NHS £1.46 billion last year – report

Use of staff to cover nurse shortages cost NHS £1.46 billion last year, says Open University

Nurses on both sides of NHS pay offer report bullying and taunts

Those against offer branded ‘deluded’, while some in favour bullied on social media,

Sparks fly over whether nurses should work outside skill set

Mixed views on whether nurses should agree to work in clinical areas outside their usual

Four nurses honoured with fellowships at RCN congress

The RCN presented fellowships, its top honour, to four outstanding nurses at congress for

Congress demands action on recruitment to avoid ‘precipice’

RCN congress calls for urgent action on recruitment and retention, agreeing the profession

Patients at risk unless pay offer is extended beyond NHS

Patients could be harmed if the pay offer is not extended beyond the NHS into primary and

RCN safe staffing report shows nurses at breaking point and patients in danger

Survey of 30,000 nurses underlines risks of staffing shortfall, as RCN calls for UK-wide

Scrap NHS surcharge for overseas nurses, RCN tells government

Plight of Kenyan nurse’s young family highlights ‘shameful’ policy

International Nurses’ Day is a chance to celebrate the incredible work nurses do

Diversity and skills of nursing roles at the heart of this year’s celebration of the

Home Office halts use of NHS patient records to track down illegal immigrants

Nursing leaders support the ‘very welcome U-turn’

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