Keep up-to-date with the latest nursing headlines. If you know of a news story relevant to nurses that should be covered by RCNi, call 020 8872 3135 or email the newsroom.

Nurse struck off after watching Netflix ‘for hours’ while on duty

Nurse Susan Hughes faced a series of charges, including failure to respond to emergency calls

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

Police watchdog will not probe Met over search for nursing student

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

Nurses’ struggle to pay high fuel costs ‘isn’t going away’

QNI chief Crystal Oldman calls for review of reimbursing costs as a matter of urgency

Northern Ireland nurses to join other UK nations in industrial action ballot

Health workers in NI, who have not received a 2022-23 pay offer, will be included in RCN vote

Free COVID-19 tests for nurses set to end in England next week

Nurses to only get free tests if they have symptoms, with other UK countries reviewing policy

Recruiting nurses from Nepal slammed as ‘sign of desperation’

Workforce expert critical of scheme for nurses to work at trust despite Nepal recruitment...

Republic of Ireland nurses to vote on strike action over pay

The Irish and Midwives Organisation to ballot members from 1 September over the 5% pay offer

Use retired nurses to solve NHS staffing crisis, report urges

But workforce expert says idea for solving staff shortages would have only marginal effect