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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

NHS staff don’t need lessons in resilience, they need to see action to prevent burnout

Mental ill health most common reason nurses call in sick, as absence levels hit new high

Nurse’s joyful reunion with the stranger on a train she rushed to save while off-duty

Hospital staff on Tube were able to administer immediate CPR after man’s heart attack

Start talks with nurses on 2024-25 NHS pay deal in autumn, union urges government

Unison brands NHS pay review body a failure and calls on ministers to scrap it

Clinical placements: 500 hours may be cut to free up space for extra recruits

Nursing students may have placement requirements slashed in a bid to boost NHS workforce

As NHS turns 75 today nurses are among those honoured in ceremony at Westminster Abbey

Procession features nurse carrying George Cross honouring NHS staff for their dedication

NHS 75: vital role of nurses since the birth of the health service

NHS celebrates 75th birthday but as always the need for more nurses remains a pressing issue

NHS at 75: ‘nurses will fight for its survival – but they and it deserve more’

Dedication and commitment of staff is what sustains the NHS, says RCN chief

Would choosing your shift patterns stop you from quitting?

Care home provider’s flexible policy has given nurses a better work-life balance

‘Where are the magic new staff coming from?’: nurses react to NHS workforce plan

Many question quality and viability of clinical placements as experienced staff quit

NHS workforce plan: can it boost nurse numbers without proper focus on retention?

Long-awaited plan for NHS in England needs more detail on how it will be delivered

How empty student accommodation is being turned over for use by NHS nurses

Flats for rent near hospital will help trust recruit and retain staff, many from overseas

Lucy Letby: claim of targeted attack on baby boy ‘completely unrealistic’

Nurse’s defence barrister insists there is no evidence she contaminated bags of IV feed

Student money worries: ‘I often don’t eat so I can feed my children’

Survey finds two-thirds of nursing students have considered leaving course due to finances

Welcome to the UK: trusts join forces to help nurses from overseas settle in

Support package includes 30 days’ free housing, a month’s bus pass and money advice

‘Shocked, angry and deflated’: nurses react to ballot after losing strike mandate

Social media posts show a profession let down by trade union laws and postal vote failures