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Menopause leave: NHS can be a ‘trailblazer’ and improve retention

More support for those experiencing symptoms could also help keep staff, says RCN forum chair

‘Outsiders’ perception pushing black and male nurses to fitness to practice hearings

NMC raises concerns about lack of support for nurses from ethnic minority backgrounds
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Police launch appeal for information to help locate missing nursing student

Owami Davies of Grays in Essex was last seen in West Croydon on 7 July

Call for nurses to do cleaning on wards labelled 'disrespectful'

Hospital wanted nurses to clean door handles and answer phones but is told to plan better
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Complete our short survey on nurses’ experiences now we are ‘living with COVID-19’

Datix reports ignored or discouraged as staffing crisis prompts safety concerns

Nurses continue to log safe staffing concerns despite being told it’s a ‘pointless exercise’

Union challenges legal change on using agency nurses as cover during industrial action

Unison has written to the business secretary informing him it will seek a judicial review

Huge response to idea of relaxing English language requirements for overseas nurses

NMC has already received more than 31,000 submissions – a record for one of its consultations

NHS told to make better use of hospital passports to support patients

Passports support patients with communication difficulties and help flag them to nurses

Nurses in Wales prepare for ballot on industrial action after ‘insulting’ 4% pay offer

Welsh Government blames below-inflation increase on lack of funding from Westminster

Nurse shortages contributing to greatest ever workforce crisis

Persistent understaffing now a serious risk to staff and patients, says Commons report

12-month suspension for nurse who defrauded health board over bank shift payments

NMC hears that Emma Lavelle and colleague falsely claimed £1,504 for work not undertaken

COVID-19: autumn booster plan confirmed for front-line health and social care staff

As COVID-19 cases rise, the vaccination plan is extended to avoid extra pressure on NHS

Nurses overlooked in DHSC learning disability and autism plan, says RCN lead

Move to get people out of mental health hospitals fails to engage with specialist staff

Pay offer: nurses and unions react angrily, ballot on industrial action called

RCN urges members to ‘turn the tide on low pay’ in upcoming ballot amid dismay over pay offer

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

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