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Payday bonanza for nursing agencies as NHS struggles to fill staffing gaps

Firms enjoy steep rise in NHS spending as trusts exceed cap on fees for temporary cover

Cuts to nursing student placements ‘ridiculously stressful’

Students at Birmingham City University talk of their struggle to make up the required hours

Strike action: some nurses claim RCN postal ballot never arrived

More than 96% of members at one trust in favour but were eight votes shy of 50% threshold

Lucy Letby: colleague who had ‘sleepless nights’ recalls odd rash on Child D

Paediatrician confirmed ‘full house’ of indicators that baby had been injected with air

NHS strike action: why nurses say it’s now time they put themselves first

Nurses quick to react to RCN announcement of the biggest strike in NHS history

Nurses will strike: NHS faces biggest walk out in its history as RCN members vote yes

Most NHS employers face mass winter walk outs over poor pay and patient safety concerns

Lucy Letby ‘told off’ colleague who called for help when baby’s oxygen levels dropped

Neonatal assistant was shocked that her request for extra help was questioned

Recruit more nurses from the UK, not overseas, says Starmer

Labour leader says immigration is not the solution to tackling record nurse vacancies

Nurses look set to strike, as RCN ballot count continues

Early indications suggest members have voted for strike action in union’s biggest-ever ballot

Experienced racism at work? New nurse resource aims to tackle abuse

NMC says it is determined to support nurses challenge racism ‘wherever they see it’

Kicked, punched and threatened: thousands of nurses abused at work last year

Recorded number of assaults on NHS staff in Scotland ’simply unacceptable’, says Unison

Lucy Letby ‘hovering around’ before Child D’s death, court hears

Child D’s mother describes seeing Ms Letby in the neonatal unit evening before baby’s death

How one trust benefits from valuing and promoting overseas nurses

Belinda Alexander says international staff ‘need to feel there is progression in their job’

Oliver McGowan learning disability training live for all nurses

Training named after teenager who died after being given unsuitable antipsychotic medication

NHS prepares for potential mass walkouts as RCN strike ballot closes

Trusts in England are being asked to ‘stress-test’ services ahead of possible strikes

Will nurses strike over pay? Anticipation mounts as ballot closes

Results will show if nurses have met threshold of votes needed to trigger industrial action

Lucy Letby was asked repeatedly to leave bereaved family alone, court hears

The nurse was present when three-day-old Child C suddenly deteriorated

Strike ballot: ‘international nurses say they can’t afford to vote yes’

Staff should be reassured that they won’t face NMC action, amid ‘undercurrent of fear’

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