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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

NHS staff absence and critical COVID cases down, but do you feel pressure lifting yet?

Crisis in nurse numbers, and treatment backlogs give no grounds for complacency

One-off pay rise for ‘superhuman efforts’ of Northern Ireland nurses

Payment for pandemic work is welcomed, but RCN wants talks on ‘a long-term pay structure’

COVID-19: what will the lifting of Plan B restrictions mean for nurses?

RCN says end of mandatory measures will ‘do nothing to relieve pressure on NHS’

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

NHS pensioners who returned to practice in pandemic are to lose financial incentive

Return of abatement rule, suspended at the height of COVID-19, likely to spark departures

Compulsory COVID-19 jabs for nurses: stark rules on redeployment or dismissal set out

NHS England stance to redeploy or fire patient-facing nurses unvaccinated by April deadline

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