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Reaching nurse recruitment target will still leave huge shortfall

NHS in England will still need thousands more nurses even if goal is achieved, report says

Nurse pay: unions slam government offer of 4% as ‘grave misstep’

Government misjudges mood of nursing staff as public support grows for industrial action

Nurses accuse government of ‘emotional blackmail’ after it refuses to fund fair pay deal

Health leaders say they may have to decide between wages increase or providing cancer care

Nurses expected to be offered 5% pay rise this week

NHS would need to help pay for the rise, but RCN warns 5% would be unacceptable to nurses

Heatwave: chief nurse insists nurses drink water on wards

Ruth May urges employers to ensure all care staff stay hydrated during shifts

Nurses’ views needed on proposed changes to education standards

NMC consultation looks at entry requirements, placements, and knowledge or skills criteria

Nurse warns of patient risk as neighbour dies after 90-minute wait for care

Others say care is being compromised as emergency department waiting times spiral

Sharp fall in nursing degree applications ‘cause for concern’

RCN cites soaring inflation as number of mature students applying for courses drops

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Government votes to allow agency staff to cover work of striking nurses

Unions warn move will undermine patient safety and is damaging to nurses’ right to strike

Rape threats, predatory staff and daily misogynies: nurses reveal scale of abuse in NHS

Nurses use Survivors in Scrubs website to report sex-based power imbalances 

Nurses in Scotland asked if they would strike in ballot on 5% pay offer

RCN is asking nurses to reject the offer and say if they would consider industrial action

Nurse who gave first COVID-19 jab to receive George Cross on behalf of NHS England staff

May Parsons will accept the medal for heroism and courage in the face of extreme danger

Public support rising for pay strike by nurses

Support for nurses to strike over pay has risen to nearly 50%, says the RCN

Nurse pay rise could mean cuts to cancer and primary care

NHS England warns that patients and other services could be affected without government boost

What nurses need to know about the new health secretary

With a background in finance, Steve Barclay voted against protecting the ‘nurse’ title in law

New health secretary told to urgently address nursing workforce crisis

Steve Barclay is told he faces ‘big and pressing challenges’ as nurses await pay award

COVID-19: UK nations prepare to end special sick pay arrangements for nursing staff

Nurse leaders say government is not adequately supporting those workers with long-COVID

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