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Revealed: extent of NHS nurse vacancies not covered by bank or agency staff

Every unfilled shift is an operational challenge for the front line, says NHS Improvement

Nurses’ CPD budgets: ‘severity of cuts has been underestimated’

Council of Deans of Health said spending has dropped by as much as 60%

First prison term handed down under law designed to protect nurses from assault

Magistrates use new powers under Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018

English language test: new hope for more than 1,000 foreign nurses

NMC lowers written exam pass, giving nurses who failed test a fresh chance of UK registration

Midwives in Northern Ireland ‘send a clear message’ over pay lag

RCM members in NI vote in favour of industrial action, including strikes

Scottish safe staffing bill needs more clarity, committee finds

Health and sport committee’s report asks for extra detail on who can decide staffing levels

Nurses’ charity launches gift appeal as it reveals steep rise in hardship cases

Cavell Nurses Trust says requests for its help have more than doubled in three years

‘Nurses need to know clear referral pathways for domestic abuse cases’

Many people won’t call the police, but will visit an emergency department, charity says

Decision to increase immigration health surcharge is ‘morally bankrupt’, RCN says

Fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400

Trusts will be forced to show how they respond to staff concerns over patient safety

Health secretary announces new legislation prompted by Gosport report

Written English test could soon be easier for overseas nurses to pass

NMC proposes a lower pass mark for written language test

Nursing students lobby MPs over investment in nurse education

Students hope to influence policymakers as part of RCN campaign to secure funding boost

Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

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