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NHS racism: staff fear being branded ‘troublemakers’ for raising race concerns

Nurse Michelle Cox says black and minority ethnic staff need to feel valued and included

Shift patterns you can predict: is roster consistency important for work-life balance?

Sensitively spaced days off boost morale, but views are split on length of shifts – study

‘Bullying and intimidating’ nurse suspended from register

Mental health nurse Declan Carroll’s behaviour led to NMC fitness to practise panel verdict

Change for general practice nurses may address pay inequity

GPNs to be included in Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme

Next NHS pay award needs to be a decent one, union tells government

Start pay talks now if you want to avoid repeat of strike action, minister is urged

Lucy Letby renews her appeal against murder convictions

Three judges will decide whether to grant leave to appeal to former nurse

Cost-of-living struggles continue to push nurses to think of quitting the profession

Survey suggests many are in arrears with rent, mortgages and bills, and even skip meals

Write off nurses’ loans after ten years, says report

Call for nurses’ student debt averaging £48,000 to be forgiven if they stay in the NHS

More competency courses added for overseas nurses

Tests offered for mental health and children’s nurses, amid rising demand for staff

Flexible new nursing degree will support work-life balance

Part-time degree aims to enable those with experience in caring roles to enter nursing

Now restore nurses’ pay, union tells Northern Ireland’s leaders

RCN demands urgent action to give nurses and others parity with rest of UK

Updated sepsis guidance ensures more targeted use of antibiotics

New advice gives more time to decide on antibiotic use for those less severely ill

Overseas workers’ treatment akin to human trafficking, MP says

Kwasi Kwarteng urges government to provide better protection for health and care workers

Lucy Letby is refused permission to appeal murder convictions

Court of Appeal turns down application by former nurse who received life sentence last year

‘Seismic shift’ in nurse pay urgently needed, union says

Nurses should never have to ‘finish your career on the same salary band as you started’

Newly registered nurses describe work culture as full of fear, anxiety and exhaustion

Report on challenges for newly qualified nurses and midwives calls for changes in NHS

Nursing associates celebrate five years of service in NHS

Nursing leaders praise benefits the role brings to the health service and patient care

Rise in nurse numbers ‘has not kept pace with demand for care’

Health think-tank also says growth in staff has not been spread evenly across NHS