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NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Call for urgent social care funding as NHS faces winter ‘health emergency’

NHS warning that social care will impact emergency care as patients cannot be discharged

Unions challenge legality of government's new strike rules

Rules allow employers to use bank and agency staff to cover nursing shifts during strikes

Compensation in doubt for families of nurses who died from COVID-19

Some families received payouts but others could lose out as life assurance schemes close

Bankers’ bonuses could pay 80,000 nurse salaries, MP claims

Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge made the comparison as chancellor may scrap bonus cap

Emotion and pride of nurses who marched in the Queen’s funeral procession

‘Honoured’ to represent profession at funeral for sovereign who was RCN patron for 65 years

Fair pay for nursing: RCN confirms rescheduled date for strike ballot

The ballot will now open on 6 October, with the union urging nurses to vote for a strike

'Night shifts prepared me' says nurse who queued to see the Queen

Senior sister moved by experience but other nurses disappointed at being unable to attend

World Health Organization warns of staffing crisis about to hit UK nursing workforce

One in five nurses nearing retirement with not enough nursing graduates to replace them

Blow for senior nurses as pay rise anomaly leaves many worse off

Delayed pay award puts some in new pension bracket, owing hundreds in backdated contributions

Protected nurse title: Office for National Statistics lists job terms as ‘registered’

The change has been welcomed by campaigners as a step towards formal legal recognition

Scotland extends hospital smoking ban to include fixed penalty notices for outdoor areas

People found smoking within 15 metres of healthcare settings will be issued £50 penalties

Unclear if nurses will get overtime pay for working on day of the Queen’s funeral

Clarity sought on pay for nurses who work on Monday’s bank holiday following Jubilee muddle

NHS discount service to provide nurses with free hand cream to help with damaged skin

Blue Light Card and skincare brand Nursem teamed up for this year’s National Eczema Week

Nurse pay: RCN delays strike ballot following Queen’s death

College suspends voting for potential industrial action over pay offer
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‘She lit up the room’ – nurse recalls effect of the Queen’s visit

In one of her final public engagements the Queen gave hope to patients at a hospice
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Queen’s Nurses pay tribute to their patron Elizabeth II

Holders of the prestigious nursing title discuss what the late monarch meant to them

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