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Nurses should get £35k starting salary, government told

RCN head Pat Cullen wants overhaul of pay bandings and improvements to nurse career pathway

Separate pay spine for nurses: decision draws a step closer

Nurses urged to air views on pay as government consultation closes at midnight

Nurse fitness to practise referrals soar amid high case backlog

NMC pledges £30 million to tackle disciplinary caseload

Groundbreaking safe staffing law now in force for nurses in Scotland

All Scottish health and care settings must have enough qualified nurses to provide safe care

NMC closes temporary register set up during COVID-19 crisis

Temporary register saw thousands return to nursing to aid vulnerable at peak of pandemic

NMC agrees to regulate nursing associate role in Wales

First nursing associates expected to begin training in autumn 2025

Two nurses removed from NMC register for test fraud

Regulator found evidence of fraudulent computer-based tests at a centre in Nigeria

Nurse suspended after trying to get selfie with footballer

NMC gives nurse four-month suspension for breaching code and patient privacy

Nurses reject pay offer as it falls short of giving them parity

Nurses in Northern Ireland refuse deal that fails to bring them in line with England

Purple uniforms introduced for advanced nurse practitioners

Scottish trust’s uniforms ensure better recognition of ANPs in emergency settings

Reminder for nurses after claim of prying into Kate’s medical notes during hospital stay

Health minister cautions nurses after newspaper reports attempt to access princess’s records

Discrimination in NHS: report reveals ‘glacial’ pace of change

Figures also show level of bullying or harassment of black and minority ethnic female nurses

Nurse struck off for altering patient’s notes after death

Fitness to practise hearing finds Helen Powell deliberately misled the Coroner’s Court

DNACPR: nurses need training to improve vital conversations

Scenario-based training and guidance on end of life conversations is needed, says report

Flexible working: how nurses will benefit from change in law

The flexible working request changes that will come into force in April

Tarred with the same brush? Nurses pay with their mental health for Lucy Letby’s crimes

Surge in calls to helpline partly blamed on post-Letby climate of suspicion

Surge in nurses fleeing England lured by better pay, conditions and lifestyle

Number of nurses seeking jobs overseas jumps fivefold, driven by cost of living pressures

NHS pay review process ‘in dire need of reform’

Nuffield Trust also says nurse-doctor pay gap is one of largest among comparable countries

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