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Competency test centre set to greet thousands of overseas nurses

University facility will enable nurses to do their OSCE before they can register in the UK

Do doctors need nurses more than nurses need doctors?

Stability in nursing teams boosts retention of medical staff, but not the other way round

‘Crazy’ fuel hikes could drive us out of profession, say nurses

Patients could be put at risk if nurses unable to carry out frequent home visits, RCN warns

Being honest about errors in care: the guidance every nurse should read

NMC has updated its advice on duty of candour, which supports staff to be open with patients

Lack of action on nurse staffing crisis ‘means more patients live in pain’

Report condemns failure to act on ‘desperate under-staffing’ as waiting times soar

Scottish Government plan to boost nursing student intake labelled ‘inadequate’

RCN says strategy to increase homegrown and overseas nurses laudable, but lacks detail

Healthcare support for Ukrainian refugees: guidance issued for NHS staff

Advice includes checklist for caring for those fleeing war and helping them access services

Mental health: more nurses urgently needed as referrals soar

Pandemic sees surge in demand for treatment for conditions, including anxiety and depression

NHS mileage: call for urgent review as nurses struggle with mounting travel costs

Community staff struggle to get to payday as driving to patients leaves them out-of-pocket

Cervical screening for staff: how a nurse is boosting uptake among her own colleagues

Workplace testing is proving quick and convenient for nursing staff – and it’s easy to set up

Emergency department nurses say care ‘being compromised at every level’

RCN meeting in Northern Ireland hears of long waits for patients in corridors and ambulances

Virtual placements for overseas students could help ease their transition to UK practice

Module to be used in Indonesia is tailored to nation’s system but based on NMC standards

Vigilance against sepsis affected by pandemic, charity warns

UK Sepsis Trust says diagnosis and treatment hampered by crisis, calls for better training

Reflecting on two years of the worst pandemic in nurses’ lifetime

Nurses share experiences of the first waves two years after WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic

NHS pay: below-inflation rise (aka real-terms pay cut) ‘highly likely’

Nurses face losing out as chancellor grapples with competing pressures on public spending

Call for flexible hours for all nurses returning after having children – report

Researchers say flexibility is key to retaining nurses and addressing staffing shortages

New endometriosis nurses to improve care of chronic condition

Specialist posts to be funded by yearly £1 million investment for each health board in Wales

Racism in the NHS: heartfelt plea by veteran nurse

Comments by retired nurse Zeba Arif come as health organisations endorse manifesto for change

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