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Fraud case casts doubt on hundreds of nurses’ competency test results

48 registrants will be investigated after ‘proxy testers’ found at test centre

Number of nursing students securing university courses through clearing drops by 12%

Workforce plan is criticised as government fails to secure boost to recruitment

Have your say on compulsory training subjects for NHS staff

Consultation seeks views of nurses to inform revisions to Core Skills Training Framework

Raising concerns: ‘Whistleblowers must be heard without prejudice’

A nurse who felt persecuted after raising concerns has called for improved training

Nurse on trial for ill-treatment says she showed patients only ‘care and devotion’

Catherine Hudson has admitted stealing medications but denies charges of ill-treatment

Strikes: minimum service levels could force hospital nurses to work

New consultation could affect nurses in urgent, emergency and ‘time-critical’ services

Flexible working: NHS Employers wants to hear your views

Nurses are being urged to complete a survey on new culture of flexible working

Apply for grant to research nurses’ mental health and well-being

The Amin Abdullah RCN Foundation Grant was set up in memory of a nurse who died by suicide

Lucy Letby to appeal against murder convictions

Lawyers apply for permission to appeal, following nurse’s whole-life sentence

Recruitment and retention wish list: the changes nurses say would help keep them

And you’ve guessed it… pay, safety, flexibility and career progression among top priorities

‘We’ll move quickly’ to implement Martha’s rule, government confirms

Government pledges fast introduction in England, giving patients access to a second opinion

Preventing nurses’ suicides: new toolkit lists warning signs and how to respond

Nurses are seen at particular risk due to work pressure and fear of letting patients down

NHS pay strike: ‘nurses have no intention of staying silent on AfC disparity’

Date of 48-hour strike set as union ramps up pressure in face of health funding squeeze

NHS winter pressures: why aren’t more nurses at the meeting table?

Roundtable has one nurse representative, prompting criticism that meeting is ‘short-sighted’

Nurse fitness to practise cases still taking too long, report says

Positive work by NMC is highlighted but it is told to do more to address FtP backlog

Call for reforms to ‘critically undermined’ pay review bodies

TUC Congress urges change, including limiting the influence of government

Martha’s rule: nurses could be key in helping patients and families get a second opinion

Ministers are looking at Australian care model that puts nurses at centre of process

Trust seeks £1m to ensure future safe nurse staffing levels

Funds will help cope with rise in demand and prepare for safe staffing at two hospitals