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Deadline nears in pay ballot for RCN members in England and Wales

NHS nurses have until Tuesday midday to say if they would take industrial action on 3% offer

Nurses with long-COVID still waiting for financial support

MP demands its classification as an occupational disease so staff can claim benefits

Give nurses training to spot acute illnesses on all skin types

Medical devices can be ineffective on some minority ethnic groups, so training is vital

Nurses in Wales work 34,000 hours in overtime every week as staffing crisis deepens

RCN Wales demands a robust recruitment strategy and fair pay for nurses

We must all play our part in tackling racism, says NMC chief

Andrea Sutcliffe says stamping out discrimination falls on everyone’s shoulders

Simulated learning hours double for students’ clinical practice

NMC gives go-ahead to increase simulated activities from 300 to 600 hours

NHS technology slow, outdated and unreliable, nurses tell survey

Patchy internet connection, poor IT support and non-user-friendly systems the top barriers

NMC vows to address training gaps after nurse struck off for racial slurs

This follows High Court decision to overturn its ruling to only suspend nurse Melanie Hayes

App will empower 20,000 nurses to choose bank shifts in north west London trusts

Staff can decide when to work among four trusts, in a drive to ease winter pressures on NHS

Protecting ‘nurse’ title in law moves a step closer to reality

Labour MP Dawn Butler tables bill amendment so that only NMC-registered nurses are legitimate

Illustration shows nurse walking towards an exit – as nurses respond to NMC report about increasing numbers leaving profession

Nurses tell of workload and money pressures fuelling exodus from the profession

Registrants discuss factors forcing many to quit, as NMC reveals extent of departures

We can’t break NHS staff anymore, warns critical care nurse lead

Nurse leaders fear many staff will quit due to burnout and winter pressures, a survey reveals

Number of nurses and midwives leaving NMC register hits four-year high

Fair pay rise now an urgent priority, to stop flow of nurses out of profession, insists RCN

Sickle cell disease awareness and training must be improved, report urges

‘Serious care failings’ found by inquiry, which calls for better education

Pressure on ‘severely depleted’ nursing workforce cannot go on, report warns

RCN says patient and nurse safety is at risk and contributing to an unsustainable NHS

App will empower 20,000 nurses to choose bank shifts in north west London trusts

Staff can choose when to work among four trusts, in a drive to ease winter pressures on NHS

We’re prepared to strike: NHS nurses’ walk-out message to union in midst of pay dispute

Ballot of RCN members in Scotland suggests majority willing to strike over pay rise

Compulsory COVID-19 vaccination: does it feel like blackmail to you?

What nurses are saying about the government’s edict that they must be double-jabbed

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