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High-earning nurse convicted of sick pay fraud is spared jail

Band 8c nurse Sheila Loveridge gets 16-month suspended sentence for defrauding NHS of £38,500

House prices rose six times faster than average nurse’s pay over past decade – report

Researchers say prospect of nurses getting on property ladder ‘now almost inconceivable’

COVID-19 vaccinations to be mandatory for all nurses working in care homes

Staff will be given 16 weeks to be vaccinated or face redeployment or possible dismissal

I vow to champion nurses’ pay and safe staffing – next RCN president

Denise Chaffer says she is determined all areas of nursing get the recognition they deserve

When a ‘nurse’ is not a nurse: why petition calls for legal protection of the job title

Nurse designation should be the preserve of NMC-registered clinicians

Poetry collection designed to offer words of encouragement to nurses

Actor Emilia Clarke praises book, to be given to new nurses and midwives in Scotland

Queen’s birthday honours: pandemic ‘shines a light’ on nurses’ achievements

Nurses from across the UK recognised for their dedication during the pandemic and beyond

Nurses’ car insurance costs set to jump, while pay remains ‘stuck in first gear’

Study highlights living costs pressures, as profession ranks seventh highest for premiums

Wound care strategy aims to improve nurses’ skills and knowledge

The National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework for England hopes to standardise care

Nurse struck off for not attempting CPR

Rosaline Appice confused a nursing home resident with another who had DNACPR notice in place

The nursing job adverts ‘that should set alarm bells ringing’

Employers are opening nursing jobs up to non-nurses, claims RCN

Nurse burnout now an emergency and only staffing overhaul can resolve it

Exhausted NHS staff need to feel confident better workforce planning is on its way, MPs say

Charity offers nurses grants of up to £1,000 to cover childcare costs

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation offers financial support for NHS staff during pandemic

Fitness to Practise: NMC clears nurse accused of dishonesty

Nurse recounts how stress of long investigation led them to a ‘nervous breakdown’

Anti-vax nurse who says COVID-19 is a hoax is struck off NMC register

Campaigner Kate Shemirani opposes vaccination and says fellow nurses can’t be trusted

COVID-19 death-in-service: families of nursing staff biggest group to receive lump sum

More than £9 million has been paid to families of nurses and healthcare assistants

No change to PPE recommendations in response to new COVID-19 strains

Guidance update overlooks RCN calls for higher grade equipment and better ventilation

Government plans to scrap free parking pass for nurses as COVID-19 restrictions lift

Free hospital parking for staff remains, but funding for council pass will be axed

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