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Band 5 nurses are ‘flung in’ to do specialist tasks above their pay level

Thousands of band 5 nurses are denied a pay/band rise despite doing higher-level tasks

‘Reckless’ unions targeting vulnerable patients in planned strikes, say MPs

Tory MPs criticise unions for dropping strike exemptions for emergency and other nurses

Lucy Letby trial: diary notes show private anguish at what was said of her, court told

Phrases ‘I killed them. I don’t know if I killed them’ among those found in documents

Safe staffing: ward that can’t recruit nursing staff could remain closed for months

Failure to fill posts means community hospital’s inpatients are displaced across region

Nurses warned they won’t get a better deal after rejecting latest offer

Downing St rules out reopening talks but RCN warns new strikes could last until Christmas

Nurses brace to escalate strike action as they tell ministers 5% pay offer is not enough

RCN names strike dates – and this time emergency and intensive care staff are involved

Non-NHS nurses able to vote in RCN pay ballot

The college says a ‘robust validation process’ will discount any ineligible votes

Nurse ordered to be struck off after refusing to take English test

Colleagues worried poor English put patients at risk but she said she’d done nothing wrong

Only hours left for nurses to have their say on revised pay offer

Ballot closes at 9am on 14 April, with RCN saying pay talks will not reopen if it is rejected

Experienced overseas nurses forced to take entry-level roles in NHS

Dashed hopes of career progression leave many feeling heartbroken by treatment in UK

Off-duty nurse recalls saving a grandfather’s life on school run

Sam Moynes swung into ‘work mode’ when Geof Turner went into cardiac arrest

Big rise in nurses trying to take their own lives due to burnout

Hundreds of nurses driven to ‘point of no return’ last year, says mental health charity

Recruitment drive for 900 overseas nurses to plug staff shortages

Swansea Bay University Health Board hopes move will slash annual agency bill by £1.5 million

Failed pay talks leave nurses no closer to new deal

Nurses in Northern Ireland left in limbo as talks stall and parity with England unclear

Nurses’ well-being: would discount meals at work help?

One trust provides free breakfasts and cut-price dinners to help cope with cost of living

A four-day week for NHS staff? Here’s what nurses think

Nursing Standard readers share their views on the proposal, with opinions divided

Nurse stars in inspirational choir of worldwide healthcare staff

Choir formed to raise spirits amid COVID meets in Geneva to mark WHO anniversary

Nurse to pay £55k over nursing home resident deaths

Caroline Taylforth had pleaded guilty to two counts of causing avoidable harm