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Strike ballot: ‘international nurses say they can’t afford to vote yes’

Staff should be reassured that they won’t face NMC action, amid ‘undercurrent of fear’

Nurses working equivalent of one day a week for free, claims report

Salary has fallen by 20% in real terms since 2010 for most nurses, say researchers

Nurse vacancies: patients’ access to social care ‘gridlocked’

CQC report identifies acute shortages of care home, community and mental health nurses

NHS pay: nurses’ disgust at latest offer as union urges them to vote for strike

Nurses in Scotland pour scorn on claim that offer would ‘go a long way’ amid rising prices

Illuminated buildings shine light on nurse vacancies and pay rates

Cardiff landmarks were projected with messages to urge the government into action

NHS winter crisis plans: more beds and hubs, but no extra nurses

Without staffing solutions, ‘war room’ centres plan will only increase pressure, experts warn

Preceptorships should be at least six months for every newly registered nurse in England

New national framework sets out expectations of work-based support for new nurses

Is your nurse uniform menopause-friendly?

Menopause-friendly uniforms would help with nurse retention, says RCN women’s health expert

Continue voting to strike despite pay talks, union urges nurses in Scotland

Pay negotiations have resumed but RCN Scotland says ‘our members are at breaking point’

Lucy Letby: case against nurse is not ‘a done deal’, says defence barrister

Jury told Ms Letby was dedicated and there is no evidence of her causing harm

A cut above: one nurse’s pioneering hair and skincare project

Ginny Wanjiro sources products for patients from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

Thérèse Coffey says nurses won’t get higher pay offer

Health and social care secretary ‘not anticipating’ any further increase

RCN culture inquiry finds 'division and distrust'

General secretary Pat Cullen apologises on behalf of the college and promises overhaul

Cuppa conundrum: should I make tea for patients’ family and visitors?

Nursing student Freda sparked debate on social media when musing over tea-making etiquette
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Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

NHS pension changes put most nurses ‘in terrible position’

Majority of staff will see monthly salary fall under new scheme, Unison warns

Nurses express anger over overseas recruitment plan on social media

Money spent on international scheme should go towards improving UK nurses’ pay, many say

English language requirements for overseas nurses to be eased

NMC green-lights changes to testing that had been criticised for being too difficult

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