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Do we really believe in long-COVID? Nurses condemn Boris Johnson’s ‘gaslighting’ remarks

Ex-PM’s bid to cast doubt on condition now revealed to UK COVID-19 Inquiry

NHS employers to formalise flexible work agreements for staff

New guidance also says employers should explore more agile and hybrid working options

NMC appoints barrister to review claims of institutional racism and mishandled FtP cases

Regulator names lawyer who will lead investigations sparked by whistleblower allegations

NHS nurse workforce needs to priority of whoever wins next general election

Healthcare academics issue wish-list they hope will shape next government’s agenda

Nursing Live: get your free tickets and celebrate nurses

First-of-its-kind event with masterclasses, talks, careers advice and entertainment

Labour says reform NHS – nurses say investment is what’s needed

Shadow health secretary says health service must ‘modernise or die’

NHS pensions: think twice before opting out, nurses warned

Struggling nurses are being urged to reconsider the short-term benefits of opting out

Emergency triage marred by lack of staff and heavy workloads

Study finds hectic working conditions can ‘result in nurses making rushed decisions’

Nurses invited to apply for £30k funded learning disability research study

RCN Foundation funds study into learning disability nursing’s impact on patient outcomes

New NHS uniform: ‘colour-coding may seem generic, but there’s a reason why’

Nurses’ employers now being consulted over which roles correspond to which colours

Nurses are crucial part of Labour Party’s £1.1 billion plan to cut NHS waiting lists

Nurses will be able to take on extra paid shifts at weekends as part of Labour’s plan

Nurse was fairly dismissed after refusing to work weekend shifts, rules second tribunal

The nurse, who has disabled children, asked the tribunal to consider ‘childcare disparity’

NMC under external investigation over claims about its governance and ‘toxic culture’

Regulator to be scrutinised by the Charity Commission over ‘serious concerns’

Hike in visa fees poses new threat to nurse retention, warns RCN

‘Unaffordable’ visa fees will price essential overseas nurses out of the NHS

Stroke unit nurse found guilty of drugging patients ‘to keep them quiet and compliant’

A nursing student raised concerns about Catherine Hudson, who now awaits prison sentence

Nurse awarded medal for her bravery in Co-op knife attack

Lisa Way was given the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for attempting to disarm woman

NHS strike is about politics, not concern for patients, PM tells Tory faithful

Rishi Sunak condemns timing of latest walkout by nurses and other NHS professionals

Lucy Letby: police to investigate trust for corporate manslaughter

Cheshire Constabulary will ‘consider areas including senior leadership and decision-making’