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Suicide risk: ‘deeply alarming’ rise in NHS staff seeking help as cost of living spirals

Suicide support charity figures show a marked rise in healthcare workers seeking help in 2022

Cuppa conundrum: should I make tea for patients’ family and visitors?

Nursing student Freda sparked debate on social media when musing over tea-making etiquette

Nurse pay: ‘I shouldn’t have to work multiple jobs to pay my bills’

Nurse speaks of fear of getting through winter and applying for another job to make ends meet

Nurse strike: Unison urges Thérèse Coffey to meet ahead of ballot

Union calls on health secretary to enter into discussions to avert industrial action

Two thirds of nurses who quit the NHS in past year aged under 45

NHS Digital figures show nearly 23,000 young nurses left the NHS in England
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Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

‘Time-restricted eating’ could improve health of nurses on shifts

Study suggests shift workers’ overall health improved if they ate at set times

Pay dispute: UK nurses asked to support industrial action as strike ballot opens

RCN urges members to vote in favour of strike action after rejecting government’s pay offer

Warning for nurses who claim tax refunds

Check before signing up or repayment agents may take half your refund in fees, advises HMRC

Nurse who claimed sick leave while working bank shifts struck off

Mental health nurse Neneh Fofanah told FtP hearing she believed she had done nothing wrong

UK still bringing in nurses from four ‘red list’ countries despite WHO ban

Reliance on overseas nurses sees recruitment from Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal and Pakistan

Unison opens strike ballot in Scotland over pay offer ‘that leaves staff worse off’

More than 50,000 members urged to vote for industrial action over real-terms pay cut

NHS pension changes put most nurses ‘in terrible position’

Majority of staff will see monthly salary fall under new scheme, Unison warns

Getting enough sleep? Nurses urged to take ‘caffeine naps’ at work

Sleep study expert suggests measure could help improve well-being of nurses on night shifts

Nurses express anger over overseas recruitment plan on social media

Money spent on international scheme should go towards improving UK nurses’ pay, many say

Nurses leaving the health service for better paid jobs in shops and bars

NHS Providers reveals that two thirds of trusts are reporting a severe effect on staffing

Nurses suspended as police probe abuse at mental health hospital

Follows allegations of ‘toxic culture’ at Edenfield Centre in Prestwich by BBC’s Panorama

Government extends temporary nursing register for a further two years

Thérèse Coffey has announced the measure as part of a plan to tackle the staffing crisis

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