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NHS pension protection extended for retired nurses who returned during pandemic

Suspension of pension abatement rules extended until October in Scotland

Free period products at work would relieve anxiety and stress, say nurses

Staff recount ‘embarrassing’ situations, and RCN joins call for easy access to products

Pandemic exposed over-stretched health and care system’s nursing shortage

Nurse numbers require urgent boost, which is why workforce plan is needed right now – RCN

Sheffield theatre nurse pleads guilty to 17 sexual offences, but denies a further three

Paul Grayson’s charges included sexual assault and voyeurism against patients and staff 

Lack of on-site changing forces nurses to wash uniforms at home despite infection risk

Need for on-site changing facilities compromises infection control standards, says study

MMR vaccine: call for nurse-led catch-up drive as uptake among children lowest in decade

RCN also wants public education to tackle vaccine hesitancy and misinformation among parents

Nurses vent fury over revelations in Sue Gray report on Downing Street lockdown parties

Nurses say PM must be held to the same level of accountability as healthcare professionals

No COVID jab, no job: sacked staff deserve their jobs back, without legal wrangle

Union demands compensation for staff penalised by vaccine mandate that is to be scrapped

U-turn expected on mandatory vaccinations for nurses and other front-line staff: reports

Milder Omicron and worries over worsening staff shortage convince government to pull back

Left in FtP limbo: NMC pledges to cut the agonising waits that can blight nurses’ lives

Regulator outlines how it plans to conclude FtP cases more quickly – but can it succeed?

Nurses up to £3,600 worse off as wages fail to keep up with inflation over past decade

Analysis by Nursing Standard shows dramatic disparity when comparing current salaries

More than 100 taken off NMC register for fraudulent registration

Nursing and Midwifery Council removed nurses who have misled the regulator in past five years
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RCN Nursing Awards 2022, a chance to showcase practice that makes a difference, now open

Entries invited for individuals and teams in 13 categories covering diversity of nursing

Mental health: helpline’s highest number of calls from nurses

A fifth of more than 800 calls to Our Frontline support service made during pandemic

NHS staff absence and critical COVID cases down, but do you feel pressure lifting yet?

Crisis in nurse numbers, and treatment backlogs give no grounds for complacency

One-off pay rise for ‘superhuman efforts’ of Northern Ireland nurses

Payment for pandemic work is welcomed, but RCN wants talks on ‘a long-term pay structure’

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Compulsory COVID-19 jabs for nurses: stark rules on redeployment or dismissal set out

NHS England stance to redeploy or fire patient-facing nurses unvaccinated by April deadline

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