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£2.1bn boost to NHS digital technology ‘cannot be a substitute’ for full staffing levels

Investment in improved IT in England receives lukewarm reception from nurse leaders

Healthcare worker receives her coronavirus jab as compulsory vaccination for NHS staff seems to move a step closer

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff: it’s a patient safety issue, insists minister

Sajid Javid signals wish to bring NHS staff in line with counterparts in care homes

Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease

NHS pay award: will nurses in England vote for industrial action?

RCN ballot opens next month and the results will inform next steps in pay dispute

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Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Anxiety, headaches and chest problems: sharp rise in nurse sickness since COVID-19

Winter well-being campaign aims to encourage staff to prioritise mental and physical health

Chester hospital deaths: nurse pleads not guilty to murdering eight babies

Lucy Letby entered not guilty plea via video-link at Manchester Crown Court

Manalo family before the death of nurse and father Zaldy

Son of nurse who died with COVID-19 is among first to benefit from memorial bursary

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation distributes education grants to children of deceased NHS staff

Nurses who refuse COVID jab will not face risk fo FtP, says NMC

Nurses refusing COVID-19 jab will not face threat of fitness to practise proceedings

Staff uptake of vaccine is a local issue for healthcare employers to address, insists NMC

Nurses to be balloted on next steps in dispute over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

RCN Scotland will hold an indicative ballot of members

Nurse uniforms survey: have you changed your laundry habits since the start of COVID-19?

All healthcare staff asked to share their views in a confidential survey

Prioritise nurses at petrol pumps or patient care will suffer, warn nursing chiefs

Petrol distribution crisis has prompted panic buying, preventing nurses from doing their jobs

Simulated learning hours set to play bigger role in students’ clinical practice

NMC proposals would allow up to 600 hours to count towards requirements

Kenyan government denies it will receive cut of nurses’ salaries as part of UK deal

Unemployed Kenyan nurses will come to work in NHS to boost numbers

Unlimited flexible working requests for nurses after NHS rethink on work-life balance

Move is part of an expanded flexible working policy hoped to improve staff retention

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