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Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

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Do's and don'ts of wearing gloves: help curb waste and avoid skin problems

To mark Glove Awareness Week, nurses are advised to change routines by reducing glove use

Free hospital parking for NHS staff in England to be scrapped on 31 March

Unions say its removal will result in some nurses leaving the profession

Being honest about errors in care: the guidance every nurse should read

NMC has updated its advice on duty of candour, which supports staff to be open with patients

Nurse Deborah Edwards (right) at a church in Doncaster where donations are being collected to send to Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland. Also pictured (L-R) Sandra Walczak, Father Njoku (priest), John Carberry (parish chairman), Sandra Leach (community

Group of nurses work round the clock to send supplies to refugees fleeing Ukraine

Nurses’ initiative sees outpouring of support, with lorry set to leave packed with donations

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Your step-count: could you be walking the length of a marathon every week at work?

Survey of front-line health and emergency workers found nurses among those who walk miles

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‘Nurse’ job title needs protection, campaigners say in complaint to statistics agency

Demand for ‘registered nurse’ to be used in official data for safety and to avoid confusion

RCN balloted Northern Ireland members on 3% pay offer

NHS pay ballot: have nurses moved one step closer to taking industrial action?

Resounding vote by RCN members in Northern Ireland’s NHS makes their discontent clear

Nurses' scrubs piled in protest against compulsory COVID vaccination of staff, outside Downing Street

No COVID jab, no job: sacked staff deserve their jobs back, without legal wrangle

Union demands compensation for staff penalised by vaccine mandate that is to be scrapped

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U-turn expected on mandatory vaccinations for nurses and other front-line staff: reports

Milder Omicron and worries over worsening staff shortage convince government to pull back

Left in FtP limbo: NMC pledges to cut the agonising waits that can blight nurses’ lives

Regulator outlines how it plans to conclude FtP cases more quickly – but can it succeed?

Picture shows a young female nurse holding banknotes and looking at them and frowning.

Nurses up to £3,600 worse off as wages fail to keep up with inflation over past decade

Analysis by Nursing Standard shows dramatic disparity when comparing current salaries

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Compulsory COVID-19 jabs for nurses: stark rules on redeployment or dismissal set out

NHS England stance to redeploy or fire patient-facing nurses unvaccinated by April deadline

Shorter self-isolation time gets you back to work sooner – but is it worth extra risk?

Science adviser admits rule-change comes with risk, as RCN calls for nurse exemption

Mandatory vaccinations for nurses would be ‘sabotage’ amid staffing pressures, says RCN

College joins demands to delay making jabs compulsory from April for front-line staff

Impending vaccine mandate is not what under-pressure NHS staff need, ministers told

Forcing jabs on unvaccinated staff will only exacerbate long-term staffing crisis – TUC boss

Pay: top CEOs earn more than 100 times the salary of the average nurse

Unions say figures show ‘something fundamentally wrong with British society’

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