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Winter pressures: nurses ‘unlikely’ to face disciplinary action if care is compromised

Nurse leaders allay fears over disciplinary action for care affected by winter challenges

NHS strike action: why nurses say it’s now time they put themselves first

Nurses quick to react to RCN announcement of the biggest strike in NHS history

Nurses will strike: NHS faces biggest walk out in its history as RCN members vote yes

Most NHS employers face mass winter walk outs over poor pay and patient safety concerns

Lucy Letby ‘told off’ colleague who called for help when baby’s oxygen levels dropped

Neonatal assistant was shocked that her request for extra help was questioned

Nurses look set to strike, as RCN ballot count continues

Early indications suggest members have voted for strike action in union’s biggest-ever ballot

Kicked, punched and threatened: thousands of nurses abused at work last year

Recorded number of assaults on NHS staff in Scotland ’simply unacceptable’, says Unison

How one trust benefits from valuing and promoting overseas nurses

Belinda Alexander says international staff ‘need to feel there is progression in their job’

Lucy Letby was asked repeatedly to leave bereaved family alone, court hears

The nurse was present when three-day-old Child C suddenly deteriorated

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

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