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Nursing associate role was most popular NHS apprenticeship last year

More than 24,500 apprentices trained in 178 different programmes across the NHS in 2020-21

Overseas nurse recruitment: give your views on proposed changes

NMC is consulting on plans to streamline process and make it less restrictive

Nurses offered study grants to help solve youth mental heath crisis

Programme will help nurses undertake postgraduate study to improve care and support

Tax relief for nurses: you may be eligible to claim for washing your uniform at home

Survey finds many staff do not know about tax rebate of £125 a year

PM’s ‘reckless’ plan to scrap COVID regulations causes concern for vulnerable groups

Nurses left with no clear guidance over infection risks and self-isolation changes

Refusing COVID-19 vaccination will not place your NMC registration in jeopardy

It’s up to nurses’ employers to address vaccine hesitancy, insists regulator

Lockers, what lockers? How workplaces fail to offer safe storage for your bags and bikes

Do you struggle to keep your personal belongings secure at work while you’re on shift?

Overseas recruitment: government promises 10,000 nurses by end of March

Pledge is part of plan to tackle all-time high waiting list for treatment in England

COVID vaccines for NHS staff: it’s your duty to be jabbed, chief nurse tells workforce

Ruth May joins Chris Whitty in letter of appeal to vaccine-hesitant nurses and other staff

NHS pension protection extended for retired nurses who returned during pandemic

Suspension of pension abatement rules extended until October in Scotland

Free period products at work would relieve anxiety and stress, say nurses

Staff recount ‘embarrassing’ situations, and RCN joins call for easy access to products

Pandemic exposed over-stretched health and care system’s nursing shortage

Nurse numbers require urgent boost, which is why workforce plan is needed right now – RCN

Sheffield theatre nurse pleads guilty to 17 sexual offences, but denies a further three

Paul Grayson’s charges included sexual assault and voyeurism against patients and staff 

To heat or to eat? The stark choice now facing many nursing staff

Find out about help available for those in financial hardship as soaring energy bills loom

Most nurses approve controversial update of post-registration standards, regulator says

Proposed changes seen as fit for purpose and they now go to NMC for approval

Lack of on-site changing forces nurses to wash uniforms at home despite infection risk

Need for on-site changing facilities compromises infection control standards, says study

Nurses vent fury over revelations in Sue Gray report on Downing Street lockdown parties

Nurses say PM must be held to the same level of accountability as healthcare professionals

No COVID jab, no job: sacked staff deserve their jobs back, without legal wrangle

Union demands compensation for staff penalised by vaccine mandate that is to be scrapped

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