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Rise in nurses hits 50,000 target but too many posts still unfilled, say critics

‘Political target’ met but nurses still having to care for too many patients, says RCN

NHS pay deal: reopen talks with nurses, union leader urges government

Consultants’ better deal exposes injustice our female-dominated profession faces – RCN

Focus on curbing exploitation of foreign staff, not immigration levels, minister told

Union and care providers call on government to take action against unethical employers

Nurses may see shorter working week if AfC recommendations approved

Scottish Government also considering pay changes and protected learning time

Consultants’ pay deal highlights ‘galling’ disparity for nurses

NHS nurses received the lowest public sector pay deal, with no promise of pay scale reform

Nurses’ views bypassed in higher-level staffing decisions

Data given precedence over nursing judgement at the cost of patient care, study finds

Nurse helpline sees calls about suicide double in one year

Nursing leaders warn of mental health crisis and call for funds for dedicated support

A first look at the new national nurses’ uniform

The smart scrub tunic, in an array of colours, will be available next summer

New support aims to boost well-being of nurses working in social care

Clinical supervision programme focuses on emotional challenges of the role

NMC 'toxic culture' claims: regulator sets out how investigation will run

Investigation will also look at claims of sexism and of a culture of fear at NMC

‘Short-sighted’ autumn statement brings no money for NHS

Critics point to £1.7bn financial hole and say waiting times and staffing levels will worsen

Letby inquiry will investigate issues from ‘ward to boardroom’

Inquiry lead Lady Justice Thirlwall asks NHS managers to consider CCTV in neonatal wards

Strikes: minimum staffing levels could be ‘discriminatory’

RCN also says the ‘draconian new law tries to stop nurses from speaking up for patients’

Nurses may lead chickenpox immunisation for young children

Advisory committee recommends vaccine at 12 months and 18 months

Renewed calls to add long-COVID to list of occupational diseases

Nurses ‘doubly let down’ as government fails to allow access to benefits support

The Letby effect: FtP referrals surge following nurse’s multiple murder convictions

Nurses with FtP cases pending face prospect of continued delays as NMC caseload lengthens

Government launches new bid to allow agency staff to cover strike shifts

The ‘provocative’ proposal would escalate disputes and endanger public, say unions

Bank nurses’ belated COVID backlog bonus victory – but others could still lose out

Union calls on other NHS trusts to include bank staff in one-off bonus payment