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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

COVID vaccines for NHS staff: it’s your duty to be jabbed, chief nurse tells workforce

Ruth May joins Chris Whitty in letter of appeal to vaccine-hesitant nurses and other staff

NHS pension protection extended for retired nurses who returned during pandemic

Suspension of pension abatement rules extended until October in Scotland

Free period products at work would relieve anxiety and stress, say nurses

Staff recount ‘embarrassing’ situations, and RCN joins call for easy access to products

Pandemic exposed over-stretched health and care system’s nursing shortage

Nurse numbers require urgent boost, which is why workforce plan is needed right now – RCN

Sheffield theatre nurse pleads guilty to 17 sexual offences, but denies a further three

Paul Grayson’s charges included sexual assault and voyeurism against patients and staff 

To heat or to eat? The stark choice now facing many nursing staff

Find out about help available for those in financial hardship as soaring energy bills loom

Lack of on-site changing forces nurses to wash uniforms at home despite infection risk

Need for on-site changing facilities compromises infection control standards, says study

Money spent on the wrong PPE was enough to give every nurse a salary-size bonus

Imagine how billions of pounds spent on unusable safety equipment could have helped nurses

Nurses vent fury over revelations in Sue Gray report on Downing Street lockdown parties

Nurses say PM must be held to the same level of accountability as healthcare professionals

No COVID jab, no job: sacked staff deserve their jobs back, without legal wrangle

Union demands compensation for staff penalised by vaccine mandate that is to be scrapped

COVID-19 jab no longer mandatory for front-line nurses as government announces U-turn

April deadline scrapped to make way for consultation amid worries over staff shortages

U-turn expected on mandatory vaccinations for nurses and other front-line staff: reports

Milder Omicron and worries over worsening staff shortage convince government to pull back

Thinly-spread nurses need to know a viable plan to boost their numbers is on its way

Hospital waiting times and catch-up services expose severity of nurse shortage

Left in FtP limbo: NMC pledges to cut the agonising waits that can blight nurses’ lives

Regulator outlines how it plans to conclude FtP cases more quickly – but can it succeed?

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