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ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

A nurse immunises a child against measles at a clinic in the town of Chitungwiza, 20km from the Zimbabwe capital of Harare

Nurses coming to work in UK after ‘forced migration’ from Zimbabwe

Thousands of nurses faced with broken agreements and withheld pay have flocked to the UK

Lucy Letby: infant ‘received IV feed contaminated with insulin’

Nurse accused of attempting to murder baby by injecting synthetic insulin into his nutrition

Nurse vacancies continue at record high of more than 47,000

NHS Digital data reveals a rise of more than 600 vacancies since the end of June

A man dressed in a Santa costume receives a vaccination

Season’s greetings – and a reminder to get your jabs 

Nurses urged to get covid booster and flu jabs to ease staff sickness as winter approaches

Health secretary Steve Barclay, whose department’s chart was criticised by the UK Statistics Authority

Health department blasted over ‘misleading’ chart on nurses’ pay

Scathing condemnation by UK statistics boss says chart exaggerates previous pay rises

Nurses set to vote on government’s ‘best and final’ pay offer

RCN Scotland members have between 5 and 19 December to let the college know their position

Nurses registering from overseas, and UK nurses with diverse heritage make up increasing proportion of total workforce

International recruitment: almost half of new registrants were educated abroad

Employers urged to make workplaces more inclusive to help nurses from overseas thrive

Picketing at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Nurses to strike at almost 80 trusts and integrated care boards

Locations for first strikes revealed, with RCN warning more will be added in January

Lucy Letby: colleague denies adding anything to baby’s feed bag

Prosecution alleges Ms Letby tried to murder Child F by intentionally giving him insulin

Pay calculations

Barclay accused of gaslighting nurses with misleading pay comment

Health secretary overstates salary of newly qualified nurses by thousands of pounds

Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

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

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