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Nurses’ days off due to stress-related illness up 20% from pre-COVID levels

Latest data from NHS Digital show that more than 128,000 days were lost in February this year

Family’s tribute to nurse’s life of service in conflict zones and during the pandemic

Naval nurse Liz Richmond spent three decades delivering care in disaster situations

Nurse says ‘soul-destroying’ conditions prompted ED staff exodus

Ten members of nursing staff have left Southend University Hospital in the past three months

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

Nurses in Scotland urged to reject 5% pay offer in ballot

Offer fails to recognise safety-critical role of nursing and soaring cost of living, says RCN

Bullying in the NHS: steep rise in complaints about managers and other colleagues

Staff need to know concerns will be taken seriously as employers insist they’re doing more

Relief for Northern Ireland community nurses as temporary increased mileage rates agreed

Health minister Robin Swann announces an increased allowance to be reviewed in six months

Nurses laugh off expert advice to take a power nap during night shifts

Fatigue expert recommends a nap to stay vigilant but nurses say it wouldn’t be allowed

Learning disability nurse shortage puts patients at risk of missing out on medications

People with complex needs are often not receiving their prescribed drugs doses

Patients with dementia left in pads, even when not incontinent, study finds

Staff report routine use of incontinence measures due to overstretched resources

Permission to work flexible hours still a lottery for Scottish nurses

They lack full benefits of flexible working and must rely on supportive managers

As biggest rail strike in 30 years begins across the UK – will nurses be next?

Disputes are taking shape over NHS pay, with a warning that many experienced staff could quit

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

Whistleblowing nurse awarded over £460,000 after unfair dismissal claim is upheld

Linda Fairhall lost her job after raising concerns about staffing levels and workload

One in five NHS staff looking for new job as living costs soar

Health unions say situation worsening by the week and more staff are turning to food banks

Suspended: Band 6 nurse who was obsessed with looking up people’s medical records

Her confidentiality breaches involved relatives, neighbours and a colleague

Emergency department waiting times are the worst ever, say nurses

RCEM study reveals more than 1,000 people a day wait up to 12 hours or more

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