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Nurse calls for general strike to prevent further NHS funding cuts

‘Say no to austerity’ petition launched in response to chancellor’s plan for reduced spending

Lucy Letby: baby had ‘extraordinary’ discoloured patches on skin

Registrar told murder trial jury that Child A’s death was ‘incredibly unexpected’

Illuminated buildings shine light on nurse vacancies and pay rates

Cardiff landmarks were projected with messages to urge the government into action

Report exposes high cost of hiring overseas and agency nurses

Reliance on overseas recruits to plug staffing gap branded ‘false economy’ by RCN

Nursing student almost quit after out-of-pocket £10k benefits error

Mother of two Kelly Cresswell struggled financially when DWP miscalculated what she was owed

Agency nurse bill for England tops £4.3 billion over five years

Government criticised for shortsightedness and lack of planning amid growing workforce crisis

NHS winter crisis plans: more beds and hubs, but no extra nurses

Without staffing solutions, ‘war room’ centres plan will only increase pressure, experts warn

Nurse struck off after accepting £100 gift from patient’s relative

NMC FtP hearing found that Ann Goodfellow failed to declare the cash gift to her manager

Preceptorships should be at least six months for every newly registered nurse in England

New national framework sets out expectations of work-based support for new nurses

Lucy Letby: court hears of nurse’s texts to colleagues hours after first alleged murder

The accused nurse also searched for babies’ parents on Facebook

Is your nurse uniform menopause-friendly?

Menopause-friendly uniforms would help with nurse retention, says RCN women’s health expert

Edenfield Centre: MP demands inquiry after BBC exposé showed toxic culture of abuse

Panorama’s undercover film suggested widespread abuse of vulnerable patients at the centre

Continue voting to strike despite pay talks, union urges nurses in Scotland

Pay negotiations have resumed but RCN Scotland says ‘our members are at breaking point’

Lucy Letby: case against nurse is not ‘a done deal’, says defence barrister

Jury told Ms Letby was dedicated and there is no evidence of her causing harm

A cut above: one nurse’s pioneering hair and skincare project

Ginny Wanjiro sources products for patients from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

Childcare: many band 5 nurses struggle with nursery costs of up to 70% of take-home pay

Childcare costs are forcing workers to leave the NHS for better pay, warns charity

Overseas recruitment: UK urged to offset its ‘nursing footprint’

Howard Catton highlights ‘catastrophic’ impact of recruiting on poorer countries

Michael Rosen 100% supports nurses’ right to strike and can’t bear to see them underpaid

The author was speaking at a coronavirus remembrance service in central London

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