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Reliance on overseas nurses to meet 50,000 target ‘chaotic’

We should invest and focus on domestic UK nursing staff, says leading nurse academic

Stop using ‘outdated’ language that disempowers patients

Many ‘deeply ingrained’ phrases put blame on individuals, write authors of BMJ article

Time to stop NHS blame culture and learn from failures, say MPs

Health and Social Care Committee report says NHS compensation system ‘not fit for purpose’

Fuel costs forcing nurses to look for jobs elsewhere

Higher mileage allowance needed to stem the drain on nurses’ finances, union says

Warning issued after nurse loses £45,000 in pension fraud

Cruel scam prompts warning to seek impartial guidance before moving pension savings

Target of 50,000 more nurses by 2024 is ‘missing the point’, says think tank

The King’s Fund says target needs to be based on expected rise in demand for health services

Fabricant refuses to withdraw claim of nurses drinking in staff rooms

MP responds to RCN complaint that his remarks are demoralising for the profession

Agency nurse struck off for using derogatory language and slurs

Nurse Fionnuala O’Neill struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

‘Modest’ NHS mileage top-up will help cushion impact of petrol price hike

Only staff in Scotland benefit, amid calls for UK-wide help for NHS and social care staff

Year-long nurse bursary extension not good enough, says union

RCN criticises the Welsh Government’s lack of commitment to long-term funding

Mental health nursing risks being ‘lost’ as a profession, report warns

Recommended steps include supported development, career progression and incentives to stay

Hospital staff protest against closure of affordable on-site nurseries

Nurses may be forced to quit as closures come amid cost of living crisis, warns Unison

Florence Nightingale Museum to reopen on her 202nd anniversary

Celebration of nurse’s legacy will display its most impressive collection of items yet

COVID-19 social distancing is scrapped in the NHS

Nurses no longer need to keep patients apart as pre-pandemic physical distancing returns

Many nursing students could be owed thousands in benefits due to DWP miscalculations

RCN study finds half of nursing students with children are owed Universal Credit payments

Hundreds of overseas nurses recruited in Scotland

But Scottish Government initiative is dismissed as a ‘drop in the ocean’ by RCN

Meet the nurses who went from watching Casualty to helping to write it

BBC competition winners will use their knowledge of the profession to help shape storylines

Nurse starts petition demanding PM resign over lockdown parties

Matthew Tovey is angry Boris Johnson broke rules while nurses worked to keep people safe

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