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Photo of new NHS uniform in a range of colours, illustrating story about its introduction at an NHS trust in England

National nurses’ uniform to make its debut at NHS trust

Nurses in Derbyshire will be the first to wear the uniform, which comes in various colours

Former nurse and convicted child killer Lucy Letby

Court order blocking access to Letby trial article defies open justice, MP tells Commons

Ex-minister criticises court order stopping UK online access to article on killer’s trial

A senior nurse gives a demonstration using an oxygen mask to other nurses

Nursing levels: update on what counts as advanced practice

New definitions in professional framework aim to end ‘ambiguity’ that can limit careers

ame Ruth May, England’s chief nurse, meeting Roald Dahl Nurse Holly

International Nurses Day: what makes us proud of our profession

Nurses mark event by sharing what inspired their career choice and drives their commitment

Queen’s University Belfast, one of the two higher education institutions in Northern Ireland where nursing degrees are offered

Freeze on undergraduate places branded as incomprehensible, given agency spend

Funding decision a repeat of past mistakes that are expensive to fix, says nurses’ leader

A billboard advert promoting nursing careers in Canada

Nursing abroad: how recruiters are tempting UK staff to Canada

Billboards show benefits such as escaping low pay and access to spectacular scenery

Brass name plate outside NMC building

Nurse struck off after failing to give CPR and trying to cover up

Registrant ‘remorseful’ but failed to engage with regulator after suspension over incident

Photo of nurse analysing a clinical display screen, illustrating story about whether nurses' clinical skills are valued enough

Job profiles: have your say on whether they value nurses’ skills

Consultation on proposed revisions to band 4, 5 and 6 job profiles begins

Two officials sit together conferring over paperwork to show the FtP process that is currently subject to planned changes that could reduce need to go to formal hearings

FtP hearings: plans that would bypass formal hearings in some cases are flawed, says NMC

Nurses could fear repercussions of accepting guilt, regulator and NHS Employers warn

Illustration of sex-based inequality in NHS nurse career progression shows a male nurse standing on top of a structure with his arms folded while a female nurse lags behind, with ladders still to climb

Career progression … or lack of it: how being a man in nursing is a distinct advantage

Report reveals sex and race inequality in the NHS, with male nurses enjoying faster promotion

Retired nurse died after DNACPR patient notes mix up, inquest finds

Coroner rules that neglect contributed to Patricia Dawson’s death in the ED

Chief nursing officer for England Ruth May, who has announced her retirement

What next – and who next – for nursing?

As England’s CNO prepares to step down, what should her successor’s priorities be?

Nurses forced into lower pay bands after requesting flexible hours

RCN chief brands practice ‘shameful’ and vows to get college’s lawyers to review issue

NHS employers reject suggested separate pay spine for nurses

RCN’s proposed nursing pay scale would harm morale, employers tell government consultation

Your employment rights: changes to carer’s leave, pregnancy rules and flexible working

Time off to support dependants becomes a legal right and redundancy protection is extended

Nursing student numbers: degree places ‘getting harder to fill’

University says it cannot meet national targets and had to scrap mental health intake

Compensation for charge nurse told she had to stop solely working night shifts

Managers rowed back on reasonable adjustments that helped her manage a chronic condition

Sexual harassment faced by hundreds of NHS staff goes unreported

Incidents include being touched or asked for sex, but half those affected don’t raise it