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Liz Truss dismisses nurses using food banks as ‘talking down’ NHS

RCN says nurses will be dismayed by the PM’s ‘dismissive response to the reality they face’

Don’t threaten nurses’ right to strike, new PM warned

Liz Truss faces huge resistance if she tries to curb right to take industrial action – TUC

Who is Thérèse Coffey, new health secretary appointed by Liz Truss?

The Suffolk Coastal MP and PM ally voted against protecting the title of ‘nurse’ in law
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Two men arrested in Owami Davies case still under investigation, police say

Nursing student Owami Davies was missing for seven weeks before being found alive and well

Nurses can get COVID-19 autumn booster jab from this week

With winter surge expected in COVID and flu, nurses are urged to get booster now offered

Government could scrap competency test for some overseas nurses to plug staffing gap

Proposed change comes after a consultation to streamline registrations.

Retired nurses on pensions can work part-time in NHS Scotland

New interim guidance makes it quicker and easier for retiring nursing staff to return

Nurse vacancies hit record high 47,000 in England

Latest figures show 20% jump from March to June, prompting RCN to renew call on strike action

Nurse leaders say healthcare support workers cannot replace registered nurses

NHS England made 35,000 job offers to support workers this year to ease pressure on trusts

Nurses who go on strike won’t face fitness to practise hearings, NMC says

As thousands take part in pay ballots, regulator asserts the right to join industrial action

GMB union asks nurses if they will strike over ‘punishment’ pay offer

The ballot seeks views of almost 10,000 nurse members as workers try ‘to make ends meet’

Government plans to extend pension abatement until March to boost winter staffing

Critics say extending changes made at start of COVID-19 pandemic is just a short-term fix

NHS Scotland spends £250 million on agency nurses in five years

Scottish Labour says number ‘eye-watering’ and calls on health secretary to address...

Mental distress a key reason for hospital nurses leaving NHS, study shows

Short periods of sickness absence are also linked to much higher leaving rates, report says

University and NHS launch ‘1,000 nurses’ recruitment plan for local area

Project aims to boost recruitment in Coventry and Warwickshire, with flexible nursing courses

‘Pay nurses a proper wage and train our own staff’ before looking overseas

Nurses berate UK government plans to recruit overseas nurses for care homes

Healthcare assistants report skipping meals to keep up with bills

Survey warns that cost of living crisis could have a knock-on effect on HCAs and nurses
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Police watchdog will not probe Met over search for nursing student

Referral deemed ‘invalid’, after Owami Davies was found safe and well

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