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Fitness to practise: nurses who engage poorly with process may face harsher sanctions

Research finds input at an early stage can make a positive difference to the outcome

Agency nurses targeted by ‘unscrupulous’ tax avoidance schemes

HMRC warns that majority of these plans do not work and nurses often end up paying more

As Storm Eunice rages across UK, community nurses are advised to carry an emergency pack

Nurse are told: take an extra coat, warm clothes and charge your phone in case you get stuck

Pay packets to shrink for many nurses due to NHS pension changes

Changes in contributions called a step too far but top earners and part-timers will benefit

Scrapping COVID rules would be gung-ho and a leap in the dark, say health leaders

Will you feel safe at work with no fresh guidance on infection prevention and control?

Drop in applications for university nursing degree courses

UCAS figures show 10% decrease from last year's record-breaking number of candidates

Government rejects calls to address nurse burnout and shortage

Unions say government focus is on cost ‘above all else’ instead of NHS workforce

Unions condemn refusal to introduce safe staffing law on nurse-patient ratio in England

Onus will remain on employers at local level despite legislation in other UK nations

NHS pay ballot: have nurses moved one step closer to taking industrial action?

Resounding vote by RCN members in Northern Ireland’s NHS makes their discontent clear

Give staff with long-COVID chance of redeployment ahead of dismissal – NHS guidance

NHS England says trusts should seek alternative roles for staff on long-term sick leave

Nursing associate role was most popular NHS apprenticeship last year

More than 24,500 apprentices trained in 178 different programmes across the NHS in 2020-21

Overseas nurse recruitment: give your views on proposed changes

NMC is consulting on plans to streamline process and make it less restrictive

Tax relief for nurses: you may be eligible to claim for washing your uniform at home

Survey finds many staff do not know about tax rebate of £125 a year

PM’s ‘reckless’ plan to scrap COVID regulations causes concern for vulnerable groups

Nurses left with no clear guidance over infection risks and self-isolation changes

Refusing COVID-19 vaccination will not place your NMC registration in jeopardy

It’s up to nurses’ employers to address vaccine hesitancy, insists regulator

Nurse-led programme redirecting patients from ED saves hundreds of clinical hours

Emergency department trial in London has saved around 450 clinical hours in first two months

Lockers, what lockers? How workplaces fail to offer safe storage for your bags and bikes

Do you struggle to keep your personal belongings secure at work while you’re on shift?

Overseas recruitment: government promises 10,000 nurses by end of March

Pledge is part of plan to tackle all-time high waiting list for treatment in England

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