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Nurse struck off after using spare COVID vaccines on family and friends

‘Ruined’ GP nurse tells FtP panel she wanted to save lives rather than see vaccines wasted

COVID bonus payment extended to social enterprises and others

Nurses delivering NHS services at councils and charities will also receive the bonus

COVID inquiry: fury at former PM’s reckless approach to lives of nurses and older people

Nurses angry as inquiry exposes government’s culture of misogyny and disregard for life
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New early warning system will prioritise parental concerns about deterioration

A new national standardised system monitors signs of deterioration in children

Nurse still loving his job as he approaches the age of 80

Jimmy Cooper, who retired and then returned, says it helps him stay ‘fit and young’

Hospital handovers 'failing' patients with learning disabilities

Handovers are hugely varied, lack structure and are failing patients, says safety watchdog

NHS trust guarantees job to mental health nursing students

Pilot scheme will see University of Brighton graduates offered a role at Sussex trust

Police already refusing to attend mental health call-outs despite objections

Mental health advocates have expressed concern at the speed of the roll out

Stigma, pain and leakage fears: period policy targets nurses’ concerns

National policy follows survey showing many nurses feel unable to discuss impact of symptoms

Nursing students: two thirds want a non-patient-facing career

Survey also finds many worried about their mental health, staff shortages and burnout

New standard simplifies patient notes, lifting burden on nurses

Unified approach in hospital, community and social care settings will free up nurses’ time

Bullying and abuse in the NHS: new support to help you speak up

NQNs and students among those most at risk – but guidance aims to empower you

Sexual assault at work: you’re no woke snowflake for reporting harassment

NHS must empower nurses to speak up and not feel they have to tolerate unwanted attention

Investment in nursing vital as NHS wait list could top eight million

Health Foundation analysis prompts calls for urgent action after ‘decade of underinvestment’

Clocks are going back – but where’s the extra hour’s pay?

We asked Nursing Standard readers whether the extra hour on shift should mean extra pay

Bank and social enterprise staff cut out of COVID bonus: ministers face legal battle

Court bid to secure one-off bonus for nurses on AfC contracts not employed by NHS trusts

Crucial role for nurses in helping reduce sepsis deaths

Regular in-depth training could help nurses ensure warning signs are spotted

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