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Personalised nursing student uniforms set to be all sewn up

University pays to have names of students embroidered on uniforms to enhance patient care

Nurses react angrily to decision to end free parking at hospitals

Reintroduction of parking fees waived during pandemic sparks furious reaction

Struck off: the nurse who falsified patients’ records after failing to administer meds

Agency nurse Joanne Louise Gaskarth-Parkhouse raised the suspicions of staff nurses

Flexible working is essential at new hospital, union says

Heatherwood Hospital will address patient backlog, and RCN advises ways it can attract staff

COVID-19 death in service pay-outs: urgent call for rethink as ministers abolish scheme

Nurses’ leader insists now is not the time to end financial support for bereaved families

Government unable to confirm if its 10,000 overseas nurses target has been met

Sajid Javid pledged to reach this figure by end of March to help address NHS workforce crisis

RCN rejoins International Council of Nurses after nine-year break

Opportunity for collaboration on key issues affecting nurses in the UK and worldwide

NMC to hold registration fee at £120 ‘as long as possible’

The decision comes as nurses face a struggle with rising living costs

Underpaid, undermined and under-recognised: exhausted nurses send clear message to NHS

NHS staff survey findings point to scale of burnout as nurses tell of intentions to quit

Retired nurses and midwives targeted in ‘return to practice’ campaign

Health Education England shares inspirational stories to attract retirees

Free hospital parking for NHS staff in England to be scrapped on 31 March

Unions say its removal will result in some nurses leaving the profession

COVID-19 tests to remain free for nurses and other NHS staff

Staff in high-risk settings won’t need to pay after universal free testing ends, DHSC says

Debate the nursing issues that matter at RCN congress 2022

Have your say at the college’s annual event, which will take place in Glasgow on 5-9 June

Nurse vacancies and failure to retain staff are our biggest worries, say trust leaders

NHS workforce gaps mean nursing staff are ‘working with one hand tied behind their back’

Overseas nurses tied to jobs by demands for repayment of recruitment fees if they leave

Some employers even try to frighten nurses by threatening deportation if they try to move

‘We won’t pay’: nurses baulk at possibility of forking out £50 a month on COVID tests

Nurses have been left in limbo over rules on routine testing from 1 April

RCN Nursing Awards 2022: more time to enter as deadline extended

You now have until 20 April to enter the awards that celebrate nursing excellence

COVID-19: no let up as staff absences shoot up in just two weeks

Absences related to the virus shot up by nearly 60%, according to NHS England figures

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