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Agency nurse struck off for using derogatory language and slurs

Nurse Fionnuala O’Neill struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

COVID-19 social distancing is scrapped in the NHS

Nurses no longer need to keep patients apart as pre-pandemic physical distancing returns

Nurse preceptorship review exposes inconsistencies in quality and duration

Programmes for newly qualified nurses should last at least a year, say researchers

Nursing associates, hailed as shapers of new role, celebrate revalidating for first time

First nursing associates, praised by NMC for forging a path, have shone during the pandemic

Nurses reveal shocking abuse they face from patients as backlog rises

Abuse blamed on frustrations due to stretched services, with pressure exacerbated by pandemic

Many nurses could tip over into debt in next six months, RCN warns

Learn about resources that can offer financial support, and tips for managing your finances

NHS report finds nurses more likely to be bullied by colleagues since the pandemic

Female black and ethnic minority nurses are most likely to be targeted by co-workers

Things that go bump in the night: nurses recount ghostly stories

When Nursing Standard asked nurses to share their experiences, spooky tales came flooding in

Be alert for hepatitis symptoms as cases detected in children

Know the signs to look out for as health bodies investigate potential causes of cases

Former chair of the RCN council expelled from college membership

College terminates membership of Dave Dawes following the conclusion of its investigations

Public anger over scarce NHS resources ‘being directed at nurses’

Nurses are pushed into the public firing line by their managers, House of Lords told

Personalised nursing student uniforms set to be all sewn up

University pays to have names of students embroidered on uniforms to enhance patient care

Nurses react angrily to decision to end free parking at hospitals

Reintroduction of parking fees waived during pandemic sparks furious reaction

Struck off: the nurse who falsified patients’ records after failing to administer meds

Agency nurse Joanne Louise Gaskarth-Parkhouse raised the suspicions of staff nurses

COVID-19 death in service pay-outs: urgent call for rethink as ministers abolish scheme

Nurses’ leader insists now is not the time to end financial support for bereaved families

RCN rejoins International Council of Nurses after nine-year break

Opportunity for collaboration on key issues affecting nurses in the UK and worldwide

NMC to hold registration fee at £120 ‘as long as possible’

The decision comes as nurses face a struggle with rising living costs

Underpaid, undermined and under-recognised: exhausted nurses send clear message to NHS

NHS staff survey findings point to scale of burnout as nurses tell of intentions to quit

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