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District and community nurses threaten new strikes after missing out on pay awards

Nurses lost thousands over technicality that deemed them not employed directly by NHS trusts

Warning over ‘catastrophic’ loss of mental health hubs to support nursing staff

Doubts over future funding for well-being hubs spark concern about effect on workforce

NHS sickness absence remains stubbornly high, with anxiety and depression key factors

More than 575,000 working days lost in England due to nurses’ ill health in just one month

Police not attending mental health call-outs ‘puts lives at risk’

Mental health nurse says unrealistic plan means more will die due to lack of correct care

When a colleague dies by suicide: grieving staff need rapid support, guidance states

Trained teams should stand ready to support NHS staff in the aftermath of a suicide

Man died after doctors failed to consider nurse’s notes

An investigation found that David Harding died after signs of stroke were not considered

Research nurse wins compensation for unfair dismissal

Nurse fired by Bradford Institute for Health Research awarded £12,000 by appeal tribunal

Nurse raises safety concerns after grandmother’s 14-hour ED wait

Hospital department described as ‘chaotic’ and overcrowded, with staff struggling to cope

Nurses honoured for ‘exceptional contribution’ to the profession

RCN Foundation Impact Awards honour enhanced practice and contribution to patient care

Nurses will vote on improved offer for flexible working and other non-pay elements

RCN members in Wales are being asked to vote on the offer after fresh negotiations

Hundreds of nurses join register, thanks to language test changes

Relaxed NMC rules have allowed experienced staff out of ‘professional limbo’, says campaigner

Bill that could see nurses sacked for striking becomes law

Controversial law means nurses face dismissal if they defy a work notice during strikes

‘Bring back face masks’: guidance change is flawed, says healthcare staff group

Dropping face mask recommendation for health settings described as dangerous

NMC halts competence testing at 49 centres worldwide after anomalies found at one site

UK registrants who sat tests at one Nigerian centre have been informed of investigations

Don’t call us angels, call us professionals who deserve proper pay and recognition

Slump in nursing degree applications blamed on money worries and patronising attitudes

Bigger pay rise for nurses would make little impact on inflation

Report contradicts ministers and says double-digit pay rise would hardly affect inflation

Fear of repercussions stops overseas nurses raising concerns at work

Nurses silenced by worry over income and visa renewal, says guardian for freedom to speak up

Government accused of ‘reckless and cavalier’ approach to public sector pay

Pay deal disparity branded ‘an unnecessary slap in the face’ for nurses

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