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Nurse cadet scheme aims to attract young people to profession

Scheme offers chance to study and gain hands-on experience in healthcare

UK one of four OECD countries to pay nurses less than the average wage

Global report slammed as ‘source of shame’ as UK’s healthcare spending is exposed

King’s speech ‘fails to address nursing workforce crisis’

Unions and others also criticise omission of safe staffing, social care and mental health

Government revives plan to let agency staff provide strike cover

Unions say ‘irrational’ anti-strike plans would compromise patient safety

Trust welcomes 30 nurses as part of successful international recruitment campaign

The recruitment programme has seen 352 overseas nurses join the trust since 2021

Nurse struck off after using spare COVID vaccines on family and friends

‘Ruined’ GP nurse tells FtP panel she wanted to save lives rather than see vaccines wasted

COVID bonus payment extended to social enterprises and others

Nurses delivering NHS services at councils and charities will also receive the bonus

Nurse-led study will investigate hypnosis used to ease post-colectomy pain

Ana-Maria Toth will examine the use of hypnosis as an alternative to pain medication

COVID inquiry: fury at former PM’s reckless approach to lives of nurses and older people

Nurses angry as inquiry exposes government’s culture of misogyny and disregard for life
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New early warning system will prioritise parental concerns about deterioration

A new national standardised system monitors signs of deterioration in children

Hospital handovers 'failing' patients with learning disabilities

Handovers are hugely varied, lack structure and are failing patients, says safety watchdog

Police already refusing to attend mental health call-outs despite objections

Mental health advocates have expressed concern at the speed of the roll out

Stigma, pain and leakage fears: period policy targets nurses’ concerns

National policy follows survey showing many nurses feel unable to discuss impact of symptoms

Nursing students: two thirds want a non-patient-facing career

Survey also finds many worried about their mental health, staff shortages and burnout

Off-duty staff urged to report for work as trust tries to cope with ‘extreme pressure’

Major NHS trust issues urgent appeal for available registered and unregistered staff

New standard simplifies patient notes, lifting burden on nurses

Unified approach in hospital, community and social care settings will free up nurses’ time

Bullying and abuse in the NHS: new support to help you speak up

NQNs and students among those most at risk – but guidance aims to empower you

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