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To heat or to eat? The stark choice now facing many nursing staff

Find out about help available for those in financial hardship as soaring energy bills loom

Lack of on-site changing forces nurses to wash uniforms at home despite infection risk

Need for on-site changing facilities compromises infection control standards, says study

MMR vaccine: call for nurse-led catch-up drive as uptake among children lowest in decade

RCN also wants public education to tackle vaccine hesitancy and misinformation among parents

Nurses vent fury over revelations in Sue Gray report on Downing Street lockdown parties

Nurses say PM must be held to the same level of accountability as healthcare professionals

No COVID jab, no job: sacked staff deserve their jobs back, without legal wrangle

Union demands compensation for staff penalised by vaccine mandate that is to be scrapped

COVID-19 jab no longer mandatory for front-line nurses as government announces U-turn

April deadline scrapped to make way for consultation amid worries over staff shortages

U-turn expected on mandatory vaccinations for nurses and other front-line staff: reports

Milder Omicron and worries over worsening staff shortage convince government to pull back

Thinly-spread nurses need to know a viable plan to boost their numbers is on its way

Hospital waiting times and catch-up services expose severity of nurse shortage

Left in FtP limbo: NMC pledges to cut the agonising waits that can blight nurses’ lives

Regulator outlines how it plans to conclude FtP cases more quickly – but can it succeed?

Nurses up to £3,600 worse off as wages fail to keep up with inflation over past decade

Analysis by Nursing Standard shows dramatic disparity when comparing current salaries

Overseas nurse recruitment: NMC promises registration will speed up

Employers complain process is too slow, but regulator pledges to make it faster and easier

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: we’ll keep reviewing the rules, says minister

Sajid Javid tells MPs every nurse and other front-line health worker should be vaccinated

More than 100 taken off NMC register for fraudulent registration

Nursing and Midwifery Council removed nurses who have misled the regulator in past five years

Chester hospital deaths: nurse charged with murder of eight babies appears in court

Lucy Letby attended a pre-trial hearing via video link from a prison in Surrey

Alarming shortage of specialist nurses seen at paediatric intensive care units – report

Study found only one paediatric intensive care unit in UK operating at safe staffing levels
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RCN Nursing Awards 2022, a chance to showcase practice that makes a difference, now open

Entries invited for individuals and teams in 13 categories covering diversity of nursing

Inflation-proof pay rise for nurses might ‘persuade many burnt-out staff to stay’

Unions give evidence to NHS pay review body and demand action from ministers

Mental health: helpline’s highest number of calls from nurses

A fifth of more than 800 calls to Our Frontline support service made during pandemic

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