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NHS pay: ‘Best and final’ offer falls short of nurses’ demand, so what can union do now?

RCN leaders plan their next move after Scottish Government unveils improved offer

First dates announced for nurses’ strike action in December

Strikes on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Lucy Letby trial: nurses tell court they did not administer insulin to premature baby

Child F’s heart rate surged and his blood glucose dropped dangerously after IV feed

Inspectors find too few nurses at scandal-hit mental health trust

CQC says some areas require ‘significant improvement’ at trust in Manchester

FtP: regulator optimistic it will cut backlog that can mean years of limbo for nurses

Not for the first time, NMC is hopeful it can ‘crack’ delays in cases being resolved

Strike action: union challenges legal loophole to protect staff

Unison looks to overturn Court of Appeal decision that enables employers to discipline staff

Nurses fear poverty in retirement with pensions too small to live on

Many worry pension won’t be enough, while others opt out to get cash for current living costs

RCN president election: college members have been urged to use their vote

Four nurse candidates standing for key ambassadorial role for nursing in UK and globally

Health secretary labelled ‘deluded’ for his lack of urgency over nurse pay talks

Unions respond to Steve Barclay’s BBC interview in light of looming nurse strikes

Nurses’ strike plans suspended after pay talks get off to a ‘positive’ start in Scotland

Union says constructive opening to negotiations means strike dates can be put on hold

Lucy Letby: wire may have caused significant bleed before Child E’s death, trial hears

Consultant ruled out possibility of innocent explanation for ‘extraordinary’ haemorrhage

First time mentoring a student? Nurses share advice on Twitter

Acute care nurse asks followers for top tips and is inundated with recommendations

Autumn budget: failure to address nurses’ pay crisis prompts five-day warning from RCN

RCN will announce strike dates and locations if government does not enter pay talks

Unions slam call for NHS body to consider UK debt in 2023 pay award

Health and social care secretary is ‘in denial’ of unrest over current pay offer, says RCN

Nurses’ work stress can trigger ‘catastrophic loss of self-esteem’

Mental health nurse lead urges kindness, self-care and speaking out when disagreements arise

Inflation-busting pay rise for nurses would come at a cost to the wider NHS – minister

Steve Barclay said it’s service improvements that top the health and social care agenda

Nurses face real-terms pay cut of at least £1,500 next year, says TUC

Government urged to drop plans for mere 2% rise to avoid more ‘pay misery’ for nurses

Lucy Letby: death of newborn ‘could have happened to any baby’

Manchester Crown Court hears of neonatal nurse’s WhatsApp conversation with a colleague