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Nursing student on unpaid placements unable to afford food or toilet rolls, MPs hear

Replies to a student survey telling of financial struggles were heard at Westminster debate

A first look at the new national nurses’ uniform

The smart scrub tunic, in an array of colours, will be available next summer

NMC 'toxic culture' claims: regulator sets out how investigation will run

Investigation will also look at claims of sexism and of a culture of fear at NMC

‘Short-sighted’ autumn statement brings no money for NHS

Critics point to £1.7bn financial hole and say waiting times and staffing levels will worsen

Letby inquiry will investigate issues from ‘ward to boardroom’

Inquiry lead Lady Justice Thirlwall asks NHS managers to consider CCTV in neonatal wards

Strikes: minimum staffing levels could be ‘discriminatory’

RCN also says the ‘draconian new law tries to stop nurses from speaking up for patients’

Renewed calls to add long-COVID to list of occupational diseases

Nurses ‘doubly let down’ as government fails to allow access to benefits support

The Letby effect: FtP referrals surge following nurse’s multiple murder convictions

Nurses with FtP cases pending face prospect of continued delays as NMC caseload lengthens

Government launches new bid to allow agency staff to cover strike shifts

The ‘provocative’ proposal would escalate disputes and endanger public, say unions

Bank nurses’ belated COVID backlog bonus victory – but others could still lose out

Union calls on other NHS trusts to include bank staff in one-off bonus payment

NHS waiting list: lengthening care backlog outpaces growth in nurse numbers

Workforce expansion fails to come close to increase in waits for NHS appointments

Staff burnout and morale among key concerns for trust leaders

Survey also finds most believe delivering care this winter will be even tougher than the last

Nurse leaders call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza but MPs vote no

The RCN has called for the protection of civilian lives and access to healthcare in Gaza

Cutting nursing degree length should be ‘permanently off the table’

RCN criticises government letter that proposed the cut as a way to boost workforce numbers

King hosts reception celebrating UK’s international nurses and midwives

Hundreds of nurses attended a reception at Buckingham Palace as Charles and NHS turn 75

New health and social care secretary: I want to end strikes and cut waiting lists

Rishi Sunak promotes Victoria Atkins to become seventh holder of the role in as many years

Chief nurse describes working under cover in intensive care unit during pandemic

Ruth May also tells of frustration at people failing to act with integrity during emergency

Nursing Live: Michelle Cox talks of psychological toll of ‘career defining’ racism case

The former senior nurse called for greater progress on tackling racism in the NHS

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