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PPE shortage: how nurses went into pandemic with barely a week’s worth of protection

Report confirms what staff feared about how soon supplies could run out, union says

Mandatory COVID-19 jabs for all nurses will be scrapped this month

Government consultation revealed overwhelming support for ending vaccination requirement

Are you up to date with the latest immunisation guidance?

RCN’s updated guide follows a nurse-led catch-up programme for measles, mumps and rubella

Nurses in the Isle of Man to be balloted on their willingness to accept 4% pay offer

RCN is demanding rise of 15% and may hold further votes on possible industrial action

Take part in an awareness day on moisture-associated skin damage

Join nurses on 17 March in the campaign to increase knowledge of the skin condition

Prioritise nursing vacancies in Scotland NHS now, leaders urge

Audit Scotland says service ‘not financially sustainable’ as nation moves out of pandemic

Unions slam proposal to limit pay rise for nurses and other NHS staff to 3% next year

Government recommendation creates false choice between fair pay and safer staffing, RCN says

Fitness to practise: nurses who engage poorly with process may face harsher sanctions

Research finds input at an early stage can make a positive difference to the outcome

Nurse receives six-month suspension for sexually harassing student he was mentoring

Nurse says there was ‘banter’ but NMC panel says behaviour amounted to serious misconduct

Agency nurses targeted by ‘unscrupulous’ tax avoidance schemes

HMRC warns that majority of these plans do not work and nurses often end up paying more

As Storm Eunice rages across UK, community nurses are advised to carry an emergency pack

Nurse are told: take an extra coat, warm clothes and charge your phone in case you get stuck

Pay packets to shrink for many nurses due to NHS pension changes

Changes in contributions called a step too far but top earners and part-timers will benefit

Scrapping COVID rules would be gung-ho and a leap in the dark, say health leaders

Will you feel safe at work with no fresh guidance on infection prevention and control?

Drop in applications for university nursing degree courses

UCAS figures show 10% decrease from last year's record-breaking number of candidates

Government rejects calls to address nurse burnout and shortage

Unions say government focus is on cost ‘above all else’ instead of NHS workforce

Unions condemn refusal to introduce safe staffing law on nurse-patient ratio in England

Onus will remain on employers at local level despite legislation in other UK nations

NHS pay ballot: have nurses moved one step closer to taking industrial action?

Resounding vote by RCN members in Northern Ireland’s NHS makes their discontent clear

Give staff with long-COVID chance of redeployment ahead of dismissal – NHS guidance

NHS England says trusts should seek alternative roles for staff on long-term sick leave

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