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50,000 extra nurses pledge met mostly via overseas recruitment

Only 3,500 of the 50,000 nurses were sourced from domestic retention or recruitment

Doctor who sexually harassed two nurses avoids suspension

‘Proportionate’ sanctions to be imposed on Nour Rezk after a GMC appeal

Boost to nursing workforce as student places double in ten years

1,000 nurses and midwives set to qualify in Northern Ireland after boost to student places

Nurse retention must improve amid ‘stubbornly’ high vacancy rates

RCN Scotland urges government to fund reforms including a shorter working week

Nurse jailed for seven years for ill-treating patients

Catherine Hudson was convicted of drugging patients on a stroke unit to ‘keep them quiet’

Pay review: delay inevitable as government yet to trigger 2024-25 process

Any pay deal decided will not be completed before new financial year

Protecting you from physical and verbal abuse – what healthcare organisations can do

Framework aims to help employers prevent and learn from patients’ or public’s attacks

Freedom of speech: new guidance for nurses on expressing opinions

The NMC has clarified when publicly aired opinions could compromise fitness to practise

Lucy Letby struck off NMC register in formal move following murder convictions

Serial child killer did not contest fitness to practise process, but maintains her innocence

Nurses forced to pay for criminal record checks when moving jobs or seeking promotion

Lottery sees some employers making nurses pay for legal checks themselves, union says

Expectation for nurses to be resilient and stoic can be toxic

Burnout and stress should not be considered a sign of weakness, report states

Support staff doing tasks of nurses puts care at risk – report

RCN Wales says support workers should never be pressured to work beyond their competencies

‘Compassionate nursing leadership creates high-quality care’

NMC campaign asks nurses what qualities they expect from nurse leaders

NHS ‘cover-up culture’ under spotlight as review launched into duty of candour

Investigation comes amid concerns about lack of openness and transparency

Nurse retention drive extends to more NHS trusts after 11% fall in leavers

Scheme includes clinical ‘support squads’ to aid staff with menopausal symptoms

Nursing student recruitment: ‘we’re going in the wrong direction’

Data show student numbers fell by 10.6% in 2023 sparking criticism of NHS workforce plan

NHS ‘squander billions on agency staff’ instead of nurse training

RCN analysis finds NHS spent more than £3 billion over three years

Your right to strike: condemnation for law limiting nurses’ scope for industrial action

Act could be legal breach, say unions and other groups monitoring post-Brexit rule changes