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Menopause: shift work and long hours exacerbate symptoms

Nurses need better support to cope with menopause symptoms to enable them to stay in post

Tips to reduce glove use after 12.7 billion used during pandemic

During Glove Awareness Week, nurses are asked to think about glove use before every procedure

Reliance on overseas nurses to meet 50,000 target ‘chaotic’

We should invest and focus on domestic UK nursing staff, says leading nurse academic

Time to stop NHS blame culture and learn from failures, say MPs

Health and Social Care Committee report says NHS compensation system ‘not fit for purpose’

Warning issued after nurse loses £45,000 in pension fraud

Cruel scam prompts warning to seek impartial guidance before moving pension savings

COVID-19 social distancing is scrapped in the NHS

Nurses no longer need to keep patients apart as pre-pandemic physical distancing returns

Nurse preceptorship review exposes inconsistencies in quality and duration

Programmes for newly qualified nurses should last at least a year, say researchers

Nursing associates, hailed as shapers of new role, celebrate revalidating for first time

First nursing associates, praised by NMC for forging a path, have shone during the pandemic

Nurse who denies murdering eight babies at Chester hospital appears in court

Lucy Letby, who also denies attempted murder of ten other babies, to go on trial in October

Nurses reveal shocking abuse they face from patients as backlog rises

Abuse blamed on frustrations due to stretched services, with pressure exacerbated by pandemic

Many nurses could tip over into debt in next six months, RCN warns

Learn about resources that can offer financial support, and tips for managing your finances

Things that go bump in the night: nurses recount ghostly stories

When Nursing Standard asked nurses to share their experiences, spooky tales came flooding in

Be alert for hepatitis symptoms as cases detected in children

Know the signs to look out for as health bodies investigate potential causes of cases

Former chair of the RCN council expelled from college membership

College terminates membership of Dave Dawes following the conclusion of its investigations

Public anger over scarce NHS resources ‘being directed at nurses’

Nurses are pushed into the public firing line by their managers, House of Lords told

Personalised nursing student uniforms set to be all sewn up

University pays to have names of students embroidered on uniforms to enhance patient care

Nurses react angrily to decision to end free parking at hospitals

Reintroduction of parking fees waived during pandemic sparks furious reaction

Struck off: the nurse who falsified patients’ records after failing to administer meds

Agency nurse Joanne Louise Gaskarth-Parkhouse raised the suspicions of staff nurses

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