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Trust’s chocolate incentive leaves a bitter taste with nurses

The promise of sweet treats for performing quick patient discharges drew fire on Twitter

Anti-strikes bill could see nurses struck off, union warns

Anti-strikes Bill could see nurses face FtP charge by NMC if it becomes law, says Unite

RCN calls in cyber security firm amid claim signatures on a petition were falsifed

Petition called for no-confidence vote on college’s leadership following NHS pay offer

Agency staff bill exceeds £26 million in just three months

Scottish Labour reveals ‘unsustainable’ spending including cover for 34,000 nursing shifts

Lucy Letby trial: colleagues recall how staff stabilised infant after his sats dropped

Neonatal nurse accused of attempting to murder baby boy by injecting air into his stomach

Pay spine for nursing could create tension between nurses and other NHS staff groups

Unions and nurses voice fears over RCN’s bid to secure an NHS pay scale for nursing staff

Emergency nurse resigns on Twitter, saying he can’t face working in NHS any longer

Nurse tags MPS in early morning tweet citing anxiety about working in ‘broken’ care system
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Workplace issues: take part in Nursing Standard’s survey

Share your experiences, including mentorship and whether you’ve ever faced harassment

End fees, pay for placements and give students holidays: a nurse-led recruitment plan

Better pay tops nurses’ list of ways to fix the staffing crisis and entice new recruits

Free symptomatic COVID-19 testing in hospitals and care homes set to end from 1 April

Testing will end in England unless nurses work with more vulnerable patients

Nurse retention: will 4-day week on same pay prevent staff quitting NHS?

Campaigners urge NHS employers to trial the idea, saying it would improve work-life balance

Lucy Letby trial: baby had extensive haemorrhaging from ‘impact-type’ injuries to liver

Child O’s injuries similar to those common in a road traffic accident, says pathologist

NHS nurse pay offer: key talks on how to fund award haven’t even started yet

Chancellor reveals Treasury has not discussed nurses’ pay funding with health department

NMC keeps registration fee at £120 to ensure affordability

Regulator says the registration fee will be frozen for ‘as long as possible’

NHS pay rise: bank nurses will lose out on some of the money to be paid in salaries deal

One-off, unconsolidated salary top-up will not be applied to bank nurses’ pay in Wales

Staffing crisis: NHS needs to recruit 23,000 more nurses per year, says leaked report

Experts remain sceptical that plan for rapid recruitment of nurses could be achieved

Nurses report trouble voting on pay deal as they ‘break the internet'

Frustration as RCN website is overwhelmed by nurses trying to vote on negotiated pay deal

Voting opens: have your say on nurses' new pay offer

Union members to have their say on improved offer wrung from ministers after historic strikes