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NHS pay: below-inflation rise (aka real-terms pay cut) ‘highly likely’

Nurses face losing out as chancellor grapples with competing pressures on public spending

Call for flexible hours for all nurses returning after having children – report

Researchers say flexibility is key to retaining nurses and addressing staffing shortages

Racism in the NHS: heartfelt plea by veteran nurse

Comments by retired nurse Zeba Arif come as health organisations endorse manifesto for change

NHS pay: unions accuse RCN of weakening their negotiating position on 2022-23 pay award

Unison, Royal College of Midwives and others voice dismay at RCN’s break-away stance

Nurse vacancies: don’t believe government hype, warns Lord

Lib Dem Lord Willis challenged health department’s 50,000 Nurse Progress report

Nurse struck off for medication errors and failing to show any insight or remorse

Charge included issuing controlled drugs with no checker and giving unprescribed injection

NHS pay: union demands inflation-busting rise worthy of a safety-critical profession

Only substantial salary uplift can stop exodus of nurses and protect patient safety – RCN

Staffing crisis: we’re halfway to target of 50,000 more nurses, says government

But unions demand fair pay for nurses and a transparent health and care workforce strategy

Nurse vacancies: publishing workforce projections ‘doesn’t go far enough’

RCN comments on House of Lords vote to request more regular staffing data from government

Some nurses could earn more money working in a supermarket, MPs told

Poor pay just one of many reasons for staff shortages, a nurse tells parliamentary committee

COVID-19: up to employers to rehire unjabbed staff who lost jobs

Government message follows scrapping of mandatory jabs for front-line health and care staff

Mental health nurses to support police triaging people in crisis

Police turn to nurses to offer early clinical intervention from emergency call centre

Group of nurses work round the clock to send supplies to refugees fleeing Ukraine

Nurses’ initiative sees outpouring of support, with lorry set to leave packed with donations

PPE shortage: how nurses went into pandemic with barely a week’s worth of protection

Report confirms what staff feared about how soon supplies could run out, union says

Mandatory COVID-19 jabs for all nurses will be scrapped this month

Government consultation revealed overwhelming support for ending vaccination requirement

Nurses could be paying off student loans into their 60s under plans to raise threshold

Move seen as a blow to the profession, deterring people from pursuing careers in nursing

Your step-count: could you be walking the length of a marathon every week at work?

Survey of front-line health and emergency workers found nurses among those who walk miles

Are you up to date with the latest immunisation guidance?

RCN’s updated guide follows a nurse-led catch-up programme for measles, mumps and rubella

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