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Scotland extends hospital smoking ban to include fixed penalty notices for outdoor areas

People found smoking within 15 metres of healthcare settings will be issued £50 penalties

Unclear if nurses will get overtime pay for working on day of the Queen’s funeral

Clarity sought on pay for nurses who work on Monday’s bank holiday following Jubilee muddle

NHS discount service to provide nurses with free hand cream to help with damaged skin

Blue Light Card and skincare brand Nursem teamed up for this year’s National Eczema Week

Nurse pay: RCN delays strike ballot following Queen’s death

College suspends voting for potential industrial action over pay offer
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‘She lit up the room’ – nurse recalls effect of the Queen’s visit

In one of her final public engagements the Queen gave hope to patients at a hospice
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Queen’s Nurses pay tribute to their patron Elizabeth II

Holders of the prestigious nursing title discuss what the late monarch meant to them

Dramatic surge in nurses seeking help with money worries

‘Incredible’ rise in nurses accessing RCN’s resources for those in financial difficulty
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The Queen: the nation’s nurses pay tribute

UK nursing leaders express their gratitude for a sovereign who championed the profession

Nurses a glaring omission from new health secretary’s list of priorities

Thérèse Coffey infuriates nurses by failing to mention the profession among her priorities

Liz Truss dismisses nurses using food banks as ‘talking down’ NHS

RCN says nurses will be dismayed by the PM’s ‘dismissive response to the reality they face’

Don’t threaten nurses’ right to strike, new PM warned

Liz Truss faces huge resistance if she tries to curb right to take industrial action – TUC

Who is Thérèse Coffey, new health secretary appointed by Liz Truss?

The Suffolk Coastal MP and PM ally voted against protecting the title of ‘nurse’ in law
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Two men arrested in Owami Davies case still under investigation, police say

Nursing student Owami Davies was missing for seven weeks before being found alive and well

Nurses can get COVID-19 autumn booster jab from this week

With winter surge expected in COVID and flu, nurses are urged to get booster now offered

Government could scrap competency test for some overseas nurses to plug staffing gap

Proposed change comes after a consultation to streamline registrations.

Retired nurses on pensions can work part-time in NHS Scotland

New interim guidance makes it quicker and easier for retiring nursing staff to return

Nurse vacancies hit record high 47,000 in England

Latest figures show 20% jump from March to June, prompting RCN to renew call on strike action

Nurse leaders say healthcare support workers cannot replace registered nurses

NHS England made 35,000 job offers to support workers this year to ease pressure on trusts

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