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Nurse’s anger at Tory MP for ‘twisting my words to fit your agenda’

Holly Turner criticises Mark Jenkinson for editing what she said on BBC’s Question Time

Hospital could lose vital services due to nurse shortages

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

New colour for national nurse uniform announced

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

New definition of nursing captures profession’s complexity

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

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 to face retrial on attempted murder charge

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

Nurses urged to record unsafe staffing levels where they work

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

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

Raising concerns: new guidance supports nurses to speak up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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