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Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby accused of attempted murder of 100-day-old girl

Nurse’s alleged attack took place during a night shift at Countess of Chester Hospital

Nurses Julie Lamberth and her sister publicise RCN pay and staffing campaign

I’m out: tearful nurse’s nightmare night shift is final straw that ends 30-year career

Caring for 19 patients on her own drove ‘excellent’ nurse to quit her job and profession

Trusts address nurse retention by introducing career catch-up chats

Please don’t go! How ‘stay conversations’ are managing to boost nurse retention

Trusts’ regular one-to-one discussions aim to head-off potential resignation issues

Zahawi ridiculed over claim nurses’ strikes will aid Putin

Nurses criticise Nadhim Zahawi for reframing their strike in light of war in Ukraine

ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

A nurse immunises a child against measles at a clinic in the town of Chitungwiza, 20km from the Zimbabwe capital of Harare

Nurses coming to work in UK after ‘forced migration’ from Zimbabwe

Thousands of nurses faced with broken agreements and withheld pay have flocked to the UK

Lucy Letby: infant ‘received IV feed contaminated with insulin’

Nurse accused of attempting to murder baby by injecting synthetic insulin into his nutrition

Nurse vacancies continue at record high of more than 47,000

NHS Digital data reveals a rise of more than 600 vacancies since the end of June

A man dressed in a Santa costume receives a vaccination

Season’s greetings – and a reminder to get your jabs 

Nurses urged to get covid booster and flu jabs to ease staff sickness as winter approaches

Health secretary Steve Barclay, whose department’s chart was criticised by the UK Statistics Authority

Health department blasted over ‘misleading’ chart on nurses’ pay

Scathing condemnation by UK statistics boss says chart exaggerates previous pay rises

Nurses set to vote on government’s ‘best and final’ pay offer

RCN Scotland members have between 5 and 19 December to let the college know their position

Nurses registering from overseas, and UK nurses with diverse heritage make up increasing proportion of total workforce

International recruitment: almost half of new registrants were educated abroad

Employers urged to make workplaces more inclusive to help nurses from overseas thrive

Nurses to strike at almost 80 trusts and integrated care boards

Locations for first strikes revealed, with RCN warning more will be added in January

Lucy Letby: colleague denies adding anything to baby’s feed bag

Prosecution alleges Ms Letby tried to murder Child F by intentionally giving him insulin

Barclay accused of gaslighting nurses with misleading pay comment

Health secretary overstates salary of newly qualified nurses by thousands of pounds

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

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