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Nurses honoured for ‘exceptional contribution’ to the profession

RCN Foundation Impact Awards honour enhanced practice and contribution to patient care

Nurses will vote on improved offer for flexible working and other non-pay elements

RCN members in Wales are being asked to vote on the offer after fresh negotiations

Hundreds of nurses join register, thanks to language test changes

Relaxed NMC rules have allowed experienced staff out of ‘professional limbo’, says campaigner

Bill that could see nurses sacked for striking becomes law

Controversial law means nurses face dismissal if they defy a work notice during strikes

‘Bring back face masks’: guidance change is flawed, says healthcare staff group

Dropping face mask recommendation for health settings described as dangerous

NMC halts competence testing at 49 centres worldwide after anomalies found at one site

UK registrants who sat tests at one Nigerian centre have been informed of investigations

Don’t call us angels, call us professionals who deserve proper pay and recognition

Slump in nursing degree applications blamed on money worries and patronising attitudes

Bigger pay rise for nurses would make little impact on inflation

Report contradicts ministers and says double-digit pay rise would hardly affect inflation

Fear of repercussions stops overseas nurses raising concerns at work

Nurses silenced by worry over income and visa renewal, says guardian for freedom to speak up

Government accused of ‘reckless and cavalier’ approach to public sector pay

Pay deal disparity branded ‘an unnecessary slap in the face’ for nurses

Agency cover during strikes: High Court deals blow to ministers’ ‘anti-strike’ agenda

Health unions win legal challenge to law allowing temporary staff to cover nurses’ shifts

Nurses hit out at ‘worst pay rise in the public sector’

NHS deal lags behind offers for junior doctors, police, teachers and prison officers

Nursing apprenticeships popular as cheaper alternative to university, says NHS trust

Apprentice route oversubscribed, contrasting with university applications, MPs are told

Students shun nursing courses for computing degrees

New data show drop in numbers in UK, while applications for computing courses surge by 9%

Do you rely on agency shifts to top up your salary? If so, the NHS intends to stop you

It wants to prevent staff from taking agency work, in bid to curb spending on rota cover
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Showcasing excellence in the profession, finalists unveiled in RCN Nursing Awards 2023

Awards attracted record entries and winners will be revealed at a ceremony in November

Should clinical placement hours be cut? Nurses views are divided

Students and nurses share their opinions on proposal to reduce placement time by 500 hours

Jury out in Lucy Letby murder trial

Nurse is accused of murdering seven babies and trying to murder ten others on neonatal unit

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