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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

High nurse vacancies, burnout and low morale found in overrun ED

Improvements ordered after catalogue of problems identified by inspectors

International nurses tell of crying after shifts, trauma and racism

Report finds nurses trained overseas feel misunderstood and are treated unfairly

District and community nurses threaten new strikes after missing out on pay awards

Nurses lost thousands over technicality that deemed them not employed directly by NHS trusts

Warning over ‘catastrophic’ loss of mental health hubs to support nursing staff

Doubts over future funding for well-being hubs spark concern about effect on workforce

NHS sickness absence remains stubbornly high, with anxiety and depression key factors

More than 575,000 working days lost in England due to nurses’ ill health in just one month

Police not attending mental health call-outs ‘puts lives at risk’

Mental health nurse says unrealistic plan means more will die due to lack of correct care

When a colleague dies by suicide: grieving staff need rapid support, guidance states

Trained teams should stand ready to support NHS staff in the aftermath of a suicide

Man died after doctors failed to consider nurse’s notes

An investigation found that David Harding died after signs of stroke were not considered

Research nurse wins compensation for unfair dismissal

Nurse fired by Bradford Institute for Health Research awarded £12,000 by appeal tribunal

Nurse raises safety concerns after grandmother’s 14-hour ED wait

Hospital department described as ‘chaotic’ and overcrowded, with staff struggling to cope

Nurses honoured for ‘exceptional contribution’ to the profession

RCN Foundation Impact Awards honour enhanced practice and contribution to patient care

Nurses will vote on improved offer for flexible working and other non-pay elements

RCN members in Wales are being asked to vote on the offer after fresh negotiations

Hundreds of nurses join register, thanks to language test changes

Relaxed NMC rules have allowed experienced staff out of ‘professional limbo’, says campaigner