Keep up-to-date with the latest nursing headlines. If you know of a news story relevant to nurses that should be covered by RCNi, call 020 8872 3135 or email the newsroom.

Fair pay petition goes to PM as voting on possible strike action begins

NHS is reaching a ‘critical’ stage, with nurses leaving the profession, warns RCN

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff pushed back to April 2022

Sajid Javid will introduce mandatory vaccination later after health leaders recommend delay

Race discrimination and nursing: rise in referrals to NMC

75 nurses and midwives were referred for racism in 2020 compared to four in 2015

Delay mandatory COVID vaccinations until spring, urges NHS leader

NHS Providers chief warns of a winter staffing crisis if compulsory vaccine plans go ahead

What does end of public sector pay freeze mean for nurses?

Nursing Standard takes a look at what details have been disclosed by the chancellor so far

Compulsory COVID jab could be devastating for staffing, says BMA

Losing even small numbers of workers would be critical to a health system under pressure

Chancellor promises nurses a further pay rise in 2022

Any pay increase must be meaningful, unions warn

£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

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

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

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

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