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Is the delay on nurses’ pay part of a government game plan?

RCN brands government failure to submit its evidence on next year’s pay ‘disgusting’

Neonatal unit nurse Lucy Letby, smiling

Lucy Letby: ‘nurse injected air into baby’s stomach in third attempt to kill her’

Prosecution alleges neonatal nurse would go on finally to kill infant in a matter of days

A petition signed by 100,000 members of the public, nursing staff and patients is delivered to 10 Downing Street

Nurses deliver petition to Downing Street demanding better pay

Petition with more than 100,000 signatures urges Rishi Sunak to address NHS workforce crisis

Strikers at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in January

‘Sacking nurses bill’ moves a step closer to becoming law

MPs approve anti-strike bill that could see nurses and other key workers facing the sack

Woman works at laptop from kitchen table

You’re needed in the office: trust gives nurses notice default home-working will end

Nurse fears work-life balance will suffer, although right to request flexibility remains

Calls to cut ‘exorbitant’ immigration fees to keep overseas nurses

Thousands of people sign petition urging government to reduce indefinite leave to remain fees

No nurse pay rise in April due to ‘intolerable’ government delay

Failure to supply evidence to NHS Pay Review Body will postpone pay offer for 2023-24

Nurse Rachel Hext was diagnosed with long-COVID

Thousands of nurses with long-COVID to see sick pay slashed

Special sick pay to end soon, leaving one nurse with long-covid £1,000 a month worse off

Shake-up of English language requirements go live in February

Changes makes it easier for overseas nurses to pass English language exam to work in the UK

Nurse colposcopist Nicola Anderson and colleagues at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Cervical smears at work help busy nurses who struggle to keep screening appointments

Nurse set up screening service for NHS colleagues to help them prioritise their own health

‘Come on the nurses, I’m on your side!’ says Rod Stewart

Sir Rod speaks out on conditions in the NHS that are ‘heartbreaking for the nurses’

Multicoloured trays holding syringes used in anaethesia

Reducing drugs errors: would colour-coded trays help nurses avoid mistakes?

Researchers found the dishes made it easier to select the correct item and to spot errors

Nurses’ COVID-19 deaths ruled as industrial disease by coroner

Campaigners hope ruling paves way for better financial support for nurses with long-COVID

Nurse who kicked patient in the head receives 12-month suspension

Nurse Kadiatu Jalloh, who expressed remorse, had been slapped and punched by the patient

Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

UK nurses could face difficulty working in Ireland after changes to NMC standards

Regulator’s amendments may affect UK nurses practising in EU countries, says council member

Lucy Letby offered to take photos of baby she had murdered, trial told

Neonatal nurse offered to take pictures of parents bathing dead baby, says prosecution

Nursing student on brink of quitting after childcare benefits cut

Red tape means cut in childcare support while she works 12-hours days on understaffed wards

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