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Nurses’ leader defiant over threat to declare next weekend's strikes illegal

Pat Cullen rejects 'bullying' by ministers and insists ‘We won’t be gagged’

Burns nurse advises Coronation Street on acid attack storyline

Paul Blakemore worked with production crew to ensure scenes were ‘as authentic as possible’

‘Best and final offer’: nurses in Wales set to vote on 5% pay package

The deal includes one-off ‘recovery’ payment and an enhanced rise for staff on lower bands

NHS attempts to block nurses’ plans to strike in early May

RCN says it will fight legal challenge and defends the validity of the strike dates

NHS's only nurses with no pay offer 'are being left to sink'

With no revised offer or funds for a rise, Northern Ireland nurses may be forced to strike

10,000+ Keralan nurses recruited from India help address NHS staffing crisis

A Keralan nurse recruited the nurses after campaigning for more realistic language tests

Nurse removed part of man’s nipple in bizarre body modification case

Nurse also admits stealing anaesthetic from the hospital where he worked

Single nurse left alone to care for 17 patients with complex needs amid staffing crisis

Damning report cites unsafe staffing at Midlands hospital and warns trust it must improve

Band 5 nurses are ‘flung in’ to do specialist tasks above their pay level

Thousands of band 5 nurses are denied a pay/band rise despite doing higher-level tasks

‘Reckless’ unions targeting vulnerable patients in planned strikes, say MPs

Tory MPs criticise unions for dropping strike exemptions for emergency and other nurses

Lucy Letby trial: diary notes show private anguish at what was said of her, court told

Phrases ‘I killed them. I don’t know if I killed them’ among those found in documents

Safe staffing: ward that can’t recruit nursing staff could remain closed for months

Failure to fill posts means community hospital’s inpatients are displaced across region

Nurses warned they won’t get a better deal after rejecting latest offer

Downing St rules out reopening talks but RCN warns new strikes could last until Christmas

Nurses brace to escalate strike action as they tell ministers 5% pay offer is not enough

RCN names strike dates – and this time emergency and intensive care staff are involved

Non-NHS nurses able to vote in RCN pay ballot

The college says a ‘robust validation process’ will discount any ineligible votes

Nurse ordered to be struck off after refusing to take English test

Colleagues worried poor English put patients at risk but she said she’d done nothing wrong

Only hours left for nurses to have their say on revised pay offer

Ballot closes at 9am on 14 April, with RCN saying pay talks will not reopen if it is rejected

Experienced overseas nurses forced to take entry-level roles in NHS

Dashed hopes of career progression leave many feeling heartbroken by treatment in UK