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Photo of Scunthorpe General Hospital, where staff shortages are putting pressure on emergency care

Hospital could lose vital services due to nurse shortages

Consultation begins on moving emergency care from Scunthorpe General Hospital to another site

A photo of 14 differently coloured NHS uniforms: the colours will help differentiate healthcare roles and teams

New colour for national nurse uniform announced

England’s new NHS uniforms will make staff responsibilities easier to identify

A nurse smiles at a patient as she shows her some information on a tablet

New definition of nursing captures profession’s complexity

The RCN has updated its 20-year-old definition to reflect nursing’s safety-critical role

A nurse being observed and marked while doing a clinical task

Nurse test centre doubles in size as UK aims to expand intake of overseas recruits

The revamped test centre will be able to process 22,000 OSCE competency tests each year

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby to face retrial on attempted murder charge

Retrial concerns baby girl, known as Child K, who died in February 2016

Photo of nurses in hospital, illustrating story about a short staffing survey

Nurses urged to record unsafe staffing levels where they work

Unison survey asks nursing members to log status at end of every shift

Nurses on a ward wearing full personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 emergency register set to close in March 2024

Nurses who joined the temporary register during the pandemic will be advised on next steps

Photo of nurse talking to colleague, illustrating story about whistleblowing

Raising concerns: new guidance supports nurses to speak up

Framework in Wales aims to ensure staff can report issues without fear of repercussions

Colin Bell at the top of the Royal London Hospital building attached to a harness before his record-breaking abseil

Second world war veteran sets world record in abseil to raise money for nursing charity

Colin Bell now holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest abseiler at 102 years old

A nurse writes on the roster board with a blurred and busy ward behind her

Safe staffing: concerns that new law will fail as vacancies soar

Unions call for clarification on the role of bank staff and nursing students under new law

Close-up of hands typing on a laptop keyboard for a competency test

Fraud case casts doubt on hundreds of nurses’ competency test results

48 registrants will be investigated after ‘proxy testers’ found at test centre

Photo of nurses on training course, illustrating story about consultation on training subjects

Have your say on compulsory training subjects for NHS staff

Consultation seeks views of nurses to inform revisions to Core Skills Training Framework

Raising concerns: ‘Whistleblowers must be heard without prejudice’

A nurse who felt persecuted after raising concerns has called for improved training

Nurse on trial for ill-treatment says she showed patients only ‘care and devotion’

Catherine Hudson has admitted stealing medications but denies charges of ill-treatment

Strikes: minimum service levels could force hospital nurses to work

New consultation could affect nurses in urgent, emergency and ‘time-critical’ services

Flexible working: NHS Employers wants to hear your views

Nurses are being urged to complete a survey on new culture of flexible working

Apply for grant to research nurses’ mental health and well-being

The Amin Abdullah RCN Foundation Grant was set up in memory of a nurse who died by suicide

Lucy Letby to appeal against murder convictions

Lawyers apply for permission to appeal, following nurse’s whole-life sentence