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Picketing at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

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

Pay calculations

Barclay accused of gaslighting nurses with misleading pay comment

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

Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

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

Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf, who has announced the latest NHS pay offer, talks to an NHS nurse

NHS pay: ‘Best and final’ offer falls short of nurses’ demand, so what can union do now?

RCN leaders plan their next move after Scottish Government unveils improved offer

First dates announced for nurses’ strike action in December

Strikes on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Lucy Letby trial: nurses tell court they did not administer insulin to premature baby

Child F’s heart rate surged and his blood glucose dropped dangerously after IV feed

NMC is aiming to reduce it s backlog of FtP cases

FtP: regulator optimistic it will cut backlog that can mean years of limbo for nurses

Not for the first time, NMC is hopeful it can ‘crack’ delays in cases being resolved

Picture showing several £1 coins on a pension document

Nurses fear poverty in retirement with pensions too small to live on

Many worry pension won’t be enough, while others opt out to get cash for current living costs

Publicity to promote RCN president election 2022

RCN president election: college members have been urged to use their vote

Four nurse candidates standing for key ambassadorial role for nursing in UK and globally

Health secretary labelled ‘deluded’ for his lack of urgency over nurse pay talks

Unions respond to Steve Barclay’s BBC interview in light of looming nurse strikes

Nurses’ strike plans suspended after pay talks get off to a ‘positive’ start in Scotland

Union says constructive opening to negotiations means strike dates can be put on hold

Lucy Letby: wire may have caused significant bleed before Child E’s death, trial hears

Consultant ruled out possibility of innocent explanation for ‘extraordinary’ haemorrhage

First time mentoring a student? Nurses share advice on Twitter

Acute care nurse asks followers for top tips and is inundated with recommendations

Nurses’ work stress can trigger ‘catastrophic loss of self-esteem’

Mental health nurse lead urges kindness, self-care and speaking out when disagreements arise

Staffing crisis: patient dies on trolley as trust sends urgent call out for more nurses

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust took to Twitter to plead for help from off-duty nurses

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