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Nurse who gave first COVID-19 jab to receive George Cross on behalf of NHS England staff

May Parsons will accept the medal for heroism and courage in the face of extreme danger

Public support rising for pay strike by nurses

Support for nurses to strike over pay has risen to nearly 50%, says the RCN

Nurse pay rise could mean cuts to cancer and primary care

NHS England warns that patients and other services could be affected without government boost

What nurses need to know about the new health secretary

With a background in finance, Steve Barclay voted against protecting the ‘nurse’ title in law

New health secretary told to urgently address nursing workforce crisis

Steve Barclay is told he faces ‘big and pressing challenges’ as nurses await pay award

COVID-19: UK nations prepare to end special sick pay arrangements for nursing staff

Nurse leaders say government is not adequately supporting those workers with long-COVID

Nurses’ days off due to stress-related illness up 20% from pre-COVID levels

Latest data from NHS Digital show that more than 128,000 days were lost in February this year

Nurse says ‘soul-destroying’ conditions prompted ED staff exodus

Ten members of nursing staff have left Southend University Hospital in the past three months

TV series shows day-to-day pressures for nursing staff in London emergency department

The ITV documentary Emergency Nurses: A&E Stories is filmed in Northwick Park Hospital

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

Nurses in Scotland urged to reject 5% pay offer in ballot

Offer fails to recognise safety-critical role of nursing and soaring cost of living, says RCN

Bullying in the NHS: steep rise in complaints about managers and other colleagues

Staff need to know concerns will be taken seriously as employers insist they’re doing more

Nurses laugh off expert advice to take a power nap during night shifts

Fatigue expert recommends a nap to stay vigilant but nurses say it wouldn’t be allowed

Permission to work flexible hours still a lottery for Scottish nurses

They lack full benefits of flexible working and must rely on supportive managers

As biggest rail strike in 30 years begins across the UK – will nurses be next?

Disputes are taking shape over NHS pay, with a warning that many experienced staff could quit

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

One in five NHS staff looking for new job as living costs soar

Health unions say situation worsening by the week and more staff are turning to food banks

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