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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

Advanced nurse practitioner Rebecca Wight speaking on BBC TV's Newsnight

Raising concerns: ‘Whistleblowers must be heard without prejudice’

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

Entrance of the Blackpool Victoria Hospital: nurse Catherine Hudson has admitted stealing medications but denies charges of ill-treatment and inappropriately sedating patients at a the hospital's stroke unit

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

Photo of nurses striking at Harrogate District Hospital in Yorkshire in May

Strikes: minimum service levels could force hospital nurses to work

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

Two nurses look at a hand-held tablet screen together while working on a ward

Flexible working: NHS Employers wants to hear your views

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

Photo of Amin Abdullah, illustrating story about a well-being research grant named in his honour

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

Recruitment and retention wish list: the changes nurses say would help keep them

And you’ve guessed it… pay, safety, flexibility and career progression among top priorities

‘We’ll move quickly’ to implement Martha’s rule, government confirms

Government pledges fast introduction in England, giving patients access to a second opinion

Preventing nurses’ suicides: new toolkit lists warning signs and how to respond

Nurses are seen at particular risk due to work pressure and fear of letting patients down

NHS pay strike: ‘nurses have no intention of staying silent on AfC disparity’

Date of 48-hour strike set as union ramps up pressure in face of health funding squeeze

NHS winter pressures: why aren’t more nurses at the meeting table?

Roundtable has one nurse representative, prompting criticism that meeting is ‘short-sighted’

Nurse fitness to practise cases still taking too long, report says

Positive work by NMC is highlighted but it is told to do more to address FtP backlog