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Flexible working: have new rules transformed nurses’ lives?

Nursing Standard survey reveals how important flexible working arrangements are to nurses and how they could aid retention amid the NHS staffing crisis

Nursing Standard survey reveals how important flexible working arrangements are to nurses and how they could aid retention amid the NHS staffing crisis

  • New rights to make unlimited requests for flexible working have been in place in the NHS in England and Wales since September 2021
  • A Nursing Standard survey found that flexible working is hugely important to nurses but requests are not always fulfilled
  • Tips on securing the flexibility you need, a summary of your rights and a look at how employers are promoting the new rules

Flexible working arrangements are make-or-break for many nurses, suggests a survey by Nursing Standard that underlines their importance in retaining staff.

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