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Anti-vax nurse who says COVID-19 is a hoax is struck off NMC register

Campaigner Kate Shemirani opposes vaccination and says fellow nurses can’t be trusted

COVID-19 death-in-service: families of nursing staff biggest group to receive lump sum

More than £9 million has been paid to families of nurses and healthcare assistants

No change to PPE recommendations in response to new COVID-19 strains

Guidance update overlooks RCN calls for higher grade equipment and better ventilation

Government plans to scrap free parking pass for nurses as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Free hospital parking for staff remains, but funding for council pass will be axed

Nursing students left £400 out of pocket after training grant wrongly classed as income

25 trainees in receipt of Universal Credit erroneously penalised by DWP

Long-COVID: why nurses deserve immediate financial help

Nursing staff with long-COVID face lengthy wait to hear if they can claim compensation

Help with childcare costs: how to stop missing out if you can claim tax-free allowance

HMRC is urging nurses who pay for childcare to claim support worth up to £4,000

Building resilience at work: nurses join study on coping with stressful events

Critical care staff will learn strategies and skills to help them after COVID-19 pressures

Duchess speaks of heartfelt gratitude to nurses for their sacrifices in the pandemic

The royal was delivering video message to mark end of Nursing Now campaign

NMC asks own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

Melanie Hayes was not struck off after using racially offensive language about colleagues

Sharps injuries: survey suggests one in four nurses receive no safety training

Results show more than 60% receive a sharps injury in their career, RCN says

Pressure on nurses is affecting register leaver numbers, says NMC

Support for staff well-being vital to help nurses stay as COVID-19 impact becomes clear

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: don’t delay, enter today

Deadline is 24 May – so enter now to ‘tell the world about nursing excellence’

Boris Johnson defends proposed 1% pay offer after nurse who treated him quits

Prime minister addresses parliament after ICU nurse Jennie McGee leaves NHS

COVID-19: nurse who cared for prime minister in hospital resigns over 1% pay offer

Jenny McGee says she is leaving NHS because nurses ‘are not getting the respect we deserve’

Chester hospital deaths: trial date set for nurse charged with murder of eight babies

Lucy Letby, who worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital, to stand trial in July 2022

Fitness to practise: nurses wait longer for outcomes as cases pile up

Backlog of FtP cases grows as regulator grapples with staffing and drive to improve decisions

‘Incredibly discriminatory’ email about Nigerian nurse prompts NMC intervention

Regulator and NHS commissioning group investigate message sent to job applicant

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