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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’

Number accepted onto UK nursing courses falls 13%, prompting calls to scrap fees

NHS workforce plan ‘stumbles at first hurdle’ as nursing degree figures drop in every country

NHS trust’s U-turn over job ad for nurses or AHPs to join medical consultant rotation

Trust apologises after doctor raises patient safety concerns over hyper acute stroke unit

Nursing student left in tears as university error blocks registration

Some 200 nursing students to be compensated after mixup prevents them starting jobs

Ban on expensive nursing agencies in bid to curb spending

Step by Northern Ireland’s health and social care trusts aims to rein in agency spending

How will ambitious nursing student targets set in the NHS workforce plan be met?

Calls for more detail on how nursing degree places will be increased

NHS plan for 900 extra acute beds ahead of winter likely to pile more pressure on nurses

Bid to boost capacity despite chronic staff shortage raises fears over nurses’ workloads

Flexible working: nurses urged to have their say on new rules for employers

A new code of practice will include changes to the law set for next spring

Need a change of scene? Be a nurse on a remote Scottish island

Role on Fair Isle in Shetland combines independent working with breathtaking surroundings

Safer staffing and breaks – what nurses really need to reduce burnout

Nurses share their suggestions, which also include good work-life balance and better pay

‘I know of nurses from India living in terrible conditions’ in the UK

Spokesperson for Kerala nurses talks of multiple families crammed into small houses

Nurses offered COVID booster to prevent winter staff absences

Nurses made eligible for vaccination to protect NHS from absences due to the virus

Periods at work: trust offers free sanitary products to staff

Shropshire trust’s initiative aims to support people during the cost-of-living crisis

Lucy Letby jury told they can return majority verdicts

Jury has spent a month considering verdicts on nurse who denies murdering seven babies

Nurse burnout: ‘urgent action’ need to stop staff exodus

Report highlights 40% of nurses feel burned out at work and suggests solutions

Does your pay band match your competency and responsibilities?

NHS Pay Review Body calls for review on nurse bandings to be completed swiftly

Community team inappropriately used WhatsApp to share patient data

NHS Lanarkshire failed to put clear policies in place around the use of the app