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NHS pay must rise if long-term workforce plan is to succeed, says IFS

Workforce targets will only be met if salaries are able to attract and retain staff

Labour vows to get tough on NHS managerial misconduct in wake of Letby case

Managers will be disbarred for serious misconduct under Labour government, says Wes Streeting

Consultation launched on law that could see striking nurses sacked

Ministers seek views on how anti-strike law should work but unions still pledge to oppose it

Nurse pushes for £25k compensation after unfair dismissal

Tribunal rules that research nurse Clare Jackson’s down-banding amounted to unfair dismissal

Nurses encouraged into research to improve patient safety

Combining clinical practice with research would also boost job satisfaction

Nurses rescue poorly hedgehog who wandered into emergency department

A hedgehog called John is on the road to recovery after being pampered by nurses

Heading for departures: surge in nurses applying to practise overseas

Steep rise in NMC registrants seeking to work outside UK blamed on chronic staff shortages

Lucy Letby inquiry should be given more power, NHS ombudsman tells health secretary

A statutory inquiry would be able to ‘compel witnesses’ and investigate leadership

Former head of nursing at Letby hospital referred to regulator

Alison Kelly is referred to NMC after concerns over handling of fears raised by consultants

Mental health call-outs: concern over impact of reduced police attendance

Nurses could be left to plug gaps in services thanks to change in police policy

Lucy Letby: police praise nurses who testified in distressing trial

Officers acknowledge the emotional impact on colleagues and witnesses

Lucy Letby given whole life sentence

Nurse refuses to attend court to hear sentencing after murder convictions

Former head of nursing says she ‘lacked information’ to remove Letby from neonatal unit

Karen Rees says she was not given enough information to justify removing Letby earlier

Lucy Letby: police review care of babies in Liverpool and Chester as inquiry is called

Independent inquiry will examine how clinicians’ concerns about nurse were handled

Lucy Letby was ‘very skilled in brainwashing’ colleagues

Reviewing lawyer speaks of nurse ‘covering her tracks’ as she is found guilty

Nurse Lucy Letby guilty of murdering seven babies

Jury also convicts children’s nurse of six attempted murders at hospital neonatal unit

Nurses’ lives inspire play premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe

Playwright drew on more than 50 nurses’ own words to explore the pressures NHS staff face

Guide to British slang aims to break the language barrier for nurses from overseas

It deciphers terms including ‘it’s giving me gyp’ and ‘spending a penny’