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Saving a man’s life in gym inspires nurse-led first aid course

Emergency nurse Kayleigh Garcia’s swift actions led to creation of training for public
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Labour says reform NHS – nurses say investment is what’s needed

Shadow health secretary says health service must ‘modernise or die’

New NHS uniform: ‘colour-coding may seem generic, but there’s a reason why’

Nurses’ employers now being consulted over which roles correspond to which colours

Nurses are crucial part of Labour Party’s £1.1 billion plan to cut NHS waiting lists

Nurses will be able to take on extra paid shifts at weekends as part of Labour’s plan

Nurse was fairly dismissed after refusing to work weekend shifts, rules second tribunal

The nurse, who has disabled children, asked the tribunal to consider ‘childcare disparity’

NMC under external investigation over claims about its governance and ‘toxic culture’

Regulator to be scrutinised by the Charity Commission over ‘serious concerns’

Hike in visa fees poses new threat to nurse retention, warns RCN

‘Unaffordable’ visa fees will price essential overseas nurses out of the NHS

Stroke unit nurse found guilty of drugging patients ‘to keep them quiet and compliant’

A nursing student raised concerns about Catherine Hudson, who now awaits prison sentence

Nurse awarded medal for her bravery in Co-op knife attack

Lisa Way was given the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for attempting to disarm woman

NHS strike is about politics, not concern for patients, PM tells Tory faithful

Rishi Sunak condemns timing of latest walkout by nurses and other NHS professionals

Lucy Letby: police to investigate trust for corporate manslaughter

Cheshire Constabulary will ‘consider areas including senior leadership and decision-making’

New anti-racism award launched after nurse’s landmark tribunal

The Michelle Cox RCN Foundation Anti-racism Award will support nurse-led projects

Scale of NHS nurse sickness absence due to mental ill health points to extent of burnout

Anxiety and depression most common reasons for sick days as well-being hub funding ended

Nurses fear they will be forced to quit if hospital nursery closure goes ahead

Without the subsidised nursery, childcare fees for UCLH staff will rise by £1k a month

Hospital staff stage three days of strikes over pay and staffing

Union claims surge in nursing membership at one emergency department thanks to pay battle

Flexible working: some nurses can now gain early access to pension without leaving NHS

Nurses with a 1995 legacy pension will now be able to access some or all of their pension

Nurses criticise ‘confusing’ new colour-coded national uniform

Many say the choices are ‘too narrow’ to differentiate between nursing roles and skills

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