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Lucy Letby is refused permission to appeal murder convictions

Court of Appeal turns down application by former nurse who received life sentence last year

‘Seismic shift’ in nurse pay urgently needed, union says

Nurses should never have to ‘finish your career on the same salary band as you started’

Newly registered nurses describe work culture as full of fear, anxiety and exhaustion

Report on challenges for newly qualified nurses and midwives calls for changes in NHS

Nursing associates celebrate five years of service in NHS

Nursing leaders praise benefits the role brings to the health service and patient care

Rise in nurse numbers ‘has not kept pace with demand for care’

Health think-tank also says growth in staff has not been spread evenly across NHS

Thousands of nursing shifts lost due to stress and anxiety

Unsafe working conditions pinpointed as union warns of burnout and mental health concerns

‘Anger and frustration’ of nurses may spark more strikes over pay

Union warns that Northern Ireland’s nurses could take further industrial action

Care home slammed for listing nurse-level skills in ad for nursing associate

Nurses have criticised employers for looking for a ‘cheap, expendable’ workforce

Don’t put agency nurses in position of providing strike cover, unions’ leader urges

Ban on use of temp staff to fill in for strikers must stay, say TUC and agencies’ body

Nurses skipping meals, going into debt to pay for their training

Many pay for training with loans or savings as employers fail to do so, says report

Award for nurse whose quick thinking saved man with severe saw injuries

Alice Chappell has been recognised for her lifesaving care at a minor injuries unit

Breast cancer: boost to specialist nurse numbers could slash costs

Investment in cancer nurse specialists could save NHS up to £118 million

Nursing associates set to be introduced in Wales

Band 4 role will mirror that in England but RCN cautions against exploitation

Could breaking away from Agenda for Change really unblock your access to higher pay?

Some NHS nurses say current pay structure fails to recognise full scope of modern nursing

Struck off: care home deputy manager who made false claims about dying patient’s care

Hidden camera showed nurse’s claims about welfare checks and verifying death were untrue

Pay parity and safe staffing: nurses' views from the picket lines

Nurses in Northern Ireland take to picket lines amid failure to implement pay award

Nurse shortages part of inadequate rating at psychiatric hospital

Rampton Hospital was found to overuse restrictive practices due to understaffing

QNI grant will help community nurses severely affected by UK flooding

Storms in the UK have forced people out of their homes with some nurses unable to work

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