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TV series shows day-to-day pressures for nursing staff in London emergency department

The ITV documentary Emergency Nurses: A&E Stories is filmed in Northwick Park Hospital

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

Nurses in Scotland urged to reject 5% pay offer in ballot

Offer fails to recognise safety-critical role of nursing and soaring cost of living, says RCN

Bullying in the NHS: steep rise in complaints about managers and other colleagues

Staff need to know concerns will be taken seriously as employers insist they’re doing more

Whistleblowing nurse awarded over £460,000 after unfair dismissal claim is upheld

Linda Fairhall lost her job after raising concerns about staffing levels and workload

Suspended: Band 6 nurse who was obsessed with looking up people’s medical records

Her confidentiality breaches involved relatives, neighbours and a colleague

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

QNI urges Sajid Javid to work with nurses to ease high fuel costs

Charity raises ‘serious concerns’ for community nurses who are struggling

Rise in vacancies intensifies pressure on staff as agency spending surges

Nursing teams’ morale hard to sustain and lack of continuity threatens patient care – union
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Finalists for the RCN Nursing Awards 2022 revealed

Shortlist announced for the awards that showcase the very best of the profession

Feeling menopausal? Don’t be embarrassed to ask for reasonable adjustments at work

Menopause symptoms are forcing women to give up on their careers, so employers must help

Employers failing nurses on flexible hours due to staff shortages

While a few trusts are trailblazing the practice, some nurses told ‘not to bother asking’

Exploited and lied to – how overseas nurses are mistreated when they come to work in NHS

Stories of unfairness prompt call to lobby trusts on ethical policies for overseas nurses

Racism in the NHS: promotion twice as likely for white nurses

RCN survey shows racism is rife and black and Asian nurses often miss out on promotion

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

Nurses with long-COVID are being abandoned instead of supported

Nurses with long-COVID face a lottery of care and need better support from NHS and employers

Overworked, no lunch breaks, chronic staff shortages – nurses speak out

RCN congress discusses long hours and votes to investigate its impact on nurses’ health

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