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Recruiters name nurses among the occupational groups with greatest shortfall of candidates

Nursing associates must not be used to strip out the nurse workforce, union warns

Ministers considering introducing the registered band 4 role for Wales’s NHS

Nurses to strike over lack of pay parity in Northern Ireland

Nurses to join day of action over failure to receive pay award in line with UK colleagues

Struck off: the ward manager who claimed band 7 pay rate for working band 5 bank shifts

Seconded manager who also worked shifts at her trust displayed ‘serious dishonesty’ – NMC

Calls to bring back face masks to combat new COVID-19 variant

NHS has received calls to reintroduce personal protective equipment as per WHO advice

Junior doctors’ strike: do nurses have to pick up the workload?

A fresh wave of NHS industrial action is likely to directly affect nursing workloads

Nursing apprentices celebrate as their programme’s first cohort to qualify

Two-year programme was established by independent healthcare provider

NHS staff fork out £46.6m to park at work as fees soar by 830%

Government criticised for not fulfilling its pledge to crack down on unfair parking fees

Unions would rally behind nurses sacked under ‘toxic’ new strike law, says TUC

Right to strike will be defended in face of new law on enforcing minimum service levels

Letby inquiry: former head of nursing named as core participant

Alison Kelly is one of four former senior managers who will be part of the inquiry

Nurses need to push ministers further over pay, says RCN’s Pat Cullen

College would back nurses to strike again after making only modest progress last year

The nurses recognised in the 2024 new year honours list

Leaders in dementia, cancer, community and mental healthcare among those recognised

NHS pay: delay to next deal looks likely as minister emphasises need for ‘affordability’

Health unions accuse government of trying to interfere in pay review body’s independence

50,000 extra nurses pledge met mostly via overseas recruitment

Only 3,500 of the 50,000 nurses were sourced from domestic retention or recruitment

Exploitation of overseas care staff exposed by BBC documentary

Panorama investigation uncovers workers’ stories in a ‘deeply disturbing’ TV programme

Doctor who sexually harassed two nurses avoids suspension

‘Proportionate’ sanctions to be imposed on Nour Rezk after a GMC appeal

Healthcare visa changes prompt ‘grave concerns’ for staffing levels in social care

Ban on overseas workers bringing family to UK could drive people away, says care chief

Boost to nursing workforce as student places double in ten years

1,000 nurses and midwives set to qualify in Northern Ireland after boost to student places

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