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Northern Ireland nurses to join other UK nations in industrial action ballot

Health workers in NI, who have not received a 2022-23 pay offer, will be included in RCN vote

Free COVID-19 tests for nurses set to end in England next week

Nurses to only get free tests if they have symptoms, with other UK countries reviewing policy

Recruiting nurses from Nepal slammed as ‘sign of desperation’

Workforce expert critical of scheme for nurses to work at trust despite Nepal recruitment...

Republic of Ireland nurses to vote on strike action over pay

The Irish and Midwives Organisation to ballot members from 1 September over the 5% pay offer

Use retired nurses to solve NHS staffing crisis, report urges

But workforce expert says idea for solving staff shortages would have only marginal effect
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Missing nursing student Owami found ‘alive and well’

Owami Davies, whose disappearance in early July sparked a police search, is found safe

Call for UK-wide free period products for nurses – and the breaks to change them

Campaigners urge nations to tackle period poverty and stigma, as Scotland passes new law
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Police spoke to nursing student Owami after family reported her missing

Met officers saw her due to concern for her welfare, were unaware of reported disappearance

UK government looks overseas to recruit care home nursing staff, despite concerns

Health secretary says NHS will recruit from countries such as the Philippines and India

Starting a nursing degree? Our tips for students to stay on course

We share registered nurses’ nuggets of wisdom for thousands of students embarking on degrees

Sustainability Nursing Conference: Dragons’ Den-style contest announced

Competition to take place at event in October, with £1,600 to develop the winning idea

Students accepted onto UK nursing courses down disappointing 7%

Dismaying fall amid nursing vacancies highlights need for financial support for tuition fees

Former auxiliary nurse who raised £35k for the NHS has died

Joan Rich died in her sleep two months before her 104th birthday

Nurses and care workers take industrial action against Bristol-based care home provider

St Monica Trust staff take to picket lines over reported pay cuts and working conditions
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Missing nursing student: police launch new appeal more than a month after last sighting

The most recent images of Owami Davies were captured in CCTV in Croydon on 7 July

Nursing and midwifery job profiles up for review

Revisions seen needed to reflect developments in practice since creation of current profiles

UK must stop poaching nursing staff from poorer countries, warns ICN chief executive

Howard Catton says ethical guidelines on overseas recruitment must be strengthened

Trust slammed for offering single teabag as ‘thank you’ treat

TikTok post shows woman unwrapping envelope from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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