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Safe staffing law has improved nurses’ lives yet moves to extend it are stalling – union

Nurses’ leader calls for action to widen reach of legal nurse staffing mandate in Wales

Job advert criticised for devaluing nursing with low pay band

NHS trust’s advert for clinical nurse specialist role was labelled band 6 rather than band 7

High levels of stress among unsupported, burnt out staff is putting patients at risk

Near misses, medicine errors and unsafe incidents are rife says CQC’s annual report

Letby public inquiry will scrutinise actions of trust managers and nurse’s colleagues

Culture and conduct at Countess of Chester Hospital to be examined by Thirlwall Inquiry

Suicide study will unpick why female nurses are at higher risk

The Laura Hyde Foundation welcomed the project, hoping it will fuel prevention measures

Do we really believe in long-COVID? Nurses condemn Boris Johnson’s ‘gaslighting’ remarks

Ex-PM’s bid to cast doubt on condition now revealed to UK COVID-19 Inquiry

NHS employers to formalise flexible work agreements for staff

New guidance also says employers should explore more agile and hybrid working options

NMC appoints barrister to review claims of institutional racism and mishandled FtP cases

Regulator names lawyer who will lead investigations sparked by whistleblower allegations

NHS nurse workforce needs to priority of whoever wins next general election

Healthcare academics issue wish-list they hope will shape next government’s agenda

Nursing Live: get your free tickets and celebrate nurses

First-of-its-kind event with masterclasses, talks, careers advice and entertainment

Labour says reform NHS – nurses say investment is what’s needed

Shadow health secretary says health service must ‘modernise or die’

NHS pensions: think twice before opting out, nurses warned

Struggling nurses are being urged to reconsider the short-term benefits of opting out

Emergency triage marred by lack of staff and heavy workloads

Study finds hectic working conditions can ‘result in nurses making rushed decisions’

Nurses invited to apply for £30k funded learning disability research study

RCN Foundation funds study into learning disability nursing’s impact on patient outcomes

New NHS uniform: ‘colour-coding may seem generic, but there’s a reason why’

Nurses’ employers now being consulted over which roles correspond to which colours

Nurses are crucial part of Labour Party’s £1.1 billion plan to cut NHS waiting lists

Nurses will be able to take on extra paid shifts at weekends as part of Labour’s plan

Nurse was fairly dismissed after refusing to work weekend shifts, rules second tribunal

The nurse, who has disabled children, asked the tribunal to consider ‘childcare disparity’

NMC under external investigation over claims about its governance and ‘toxic culture’

Regulator to be scrutinised by the Charity Commission over ‘serious concerns’