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NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

Fair pay for nursing: RCN confirms rescheduled date for strike ballot

The ballot will now open on 6 October, with the union urging nurses to vote for a strike

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Blow for senior nurses as pay rise anomaly leaves many worse off

Delayed pay award puts some in new pension bracket, owing hundreds in backdated contributions

Nurse pay: RCN delays strike ballot following Queen’s death

College suspends voting for potential industrial action over pay offer

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Queen’s Nurses pay tribute to their patron Elizabeth II

Holders of the prestigious nursing title discuss what the late monarch meant to them

Government could scrap competency test for some overseas nurses to plug staffing gap

Proposed change comes after a consultation to streamline registrations.

Nurse leaders say healthcare support workers cannot replace registered nurses

NHS England made 35,000 job offers to support workers this year to ease pressure on trusts

GMB union asks nurses if they will strike over ‘punishment’ pay offer

The ballot seeks views of almost 10,000 nurse members as workers try ‘to make ends meet’

Government plans to extend pension abatement until March to boost winter staffing

Critics say extending changes made at start of COVID-19 pandemic is just a short-term fix

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Mental distress a key reason for hospital nurses leaving NHS, study shows

Short periods of sickness absence are also linked to much higher leaving rates, report says

Fair pay demonstration

‘Pay nurses a proper wage and train our own staff’ before looking overseas

Nurses berate UK government plans to recruit overseas nurses for care homes

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Police watchdog will not probe Met over search for nursing student

Referral deemed ‘invalid’, after Owami Davies was found safe and well

Northern Ireland nurses to join other UK nations in industrial action ballot

Health workers in NI, who have not received a 2022-23 pay offer, will be included in RCN vote

Call for UK-wide free period products for nurses – and the breaks to change them

Campaigners urge nations to tackle period poverty and stigma, as Scotland passes new law

UK must stop poaching nursing staff from poorer countries, warns ICN chief executive

Howard Catton says ethical guidelines on overseas recruitment must be strengthened

Trust slammed for offering single teabag as ‘thank you’ treat

TikTok post shows woman unwrapping envelope from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

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