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Nurses expected to be offered 5% pay rise this week

NHS would need to help pay for the rise, but RCN warns 5% would be unacceptable to nurses

Heatwave: chief nurse insists nurses drink water on wards

Ruth May urges employers to ensure all care staff stay hydrated during shifts

Nurses’ views needed on proposed changes to education standards

NMC consultation looks at entry requirements, placements, and knowledge or skills criteria

Sharp fall in nursing degree applications ‘cause for concern’

RCN cites soaring inflation as number of mature students applying for courses drops

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Government votes to allow agency staff to cover work of striking nurses

Unions warn move will undermine patient safety and is damaging to nurses’ right to strike

Rape threats, predatory staff and daily misogynies: nurses reveal scale of abuse in NHS

Nurses use Survivors in Scrubs website to report sex-based power imbalances 

Nurses in Scotland asked if they would strike in ballot on 5% pay offer

RCN is asking nurses to reject the offer and say if they would consider industrial action

Nurse who gave first COVID-19 jab to receive George Cross on behalf of NHS England staff

May Parsons will accept the medal for heroism and courage in the face of extreme danger

Public support rising for pay strike by nurses

Support for nurses to strike over pay has risen to nearly 50%, says the RCN

Nurse pay rise could mean cuts to cancer and primary care

NHS England warns that patients and other services could be affected without government boost

What nurses need to know about the new health secretary

With a background in finance, Steve Barclay voted against protecting the ‘nurse’ title in law

New health secretary told to urgently address nursing workforce crisis

Steve Barclay is told he faces ‘big and pressing challenges’ as nurses await pay award

COVID-19: UK nations prepare to end special sick pay arrangements for nursing staff

Nurse leaders say government is not adequately supporting those workers with long-COVID

Nurses’ days off due to stress-related illness up 20% from pre-COVID levels

Latest data from NHS Digital show that more than 128,000 days were lost in February this year

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

Nurses in Scotland urged to reject 5% pay offer in ballot

Offer fails to recognise safety-critical role of nursing and soaring cost of living, says RCN

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