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UK must stop poaching nursing staff from poorer countries, warns ICN chief executive

Howard Catton says ethical guidelines on overseas recruitment must be strengthened

Trust slammed for offering single teabag as ‘thank you’ treat

TikTok post shows woman unwrapping envelope from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

Crackdown on punitive fees that seek to prevent overseas nurses moving jobs

Move aimed at rogue employers means they can now only claim back genuine expenses

Menopause leave: NHS can be a ‘trailblazer’ and improve retention

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Datix reports ignored or discouraged as staffing crisis prompts safety concerns

Nurses continue to log safe staffing concerns despite being told it’s a ‘pointless exercise’

Huge response to idea of relaxing English language requirements for overseas nurses

NMC has already received more than 31,000 submissions – a record for one of its consultations

12-month suspension for nurse who defrauded health board over bank shift payments

NMC hears that Emma Lavelle and colleague falsely claimed £1,504 for work not undertaken

COVID-19: autumn booster plan confirmed for front-line health and social care staff

As COVID-19 cases rise, the vaccination plan is extended to avoid extra pressure on NHS

Nurses overlooked in DHSC learning disability and autism plan, says RCN lead

Move to get people out of mental health hospitals fails to engage with specialist staff

Nurse pay: unions slam government offer of 4% as ‘grave misstep’

Government misjudges mood of nursing staff as public support grows for industrial action

Nurses accuse government of ‘emotional blackmail’ after it refuses to fund fair pay deal

Health leaders say they may have to decide between wages increase or providing cancer care

Nurses’ views needed on proposed changes to education standards

NMC consultation looks at entry requirements, placements, and knowledge or skills criteria

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Government votes to allow agency staff to cover work of striking nurses

Unions warn move will undermine patient safety and is damaging to nurses’ right to strike

Rape threats, predatory staff and daily misogynies: nurses reveal scale of abuse in NHS

Nurses use Survivors in Scrubs website to report sex-based power imbalances 

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