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Nurse struck off after High Court overturns original NMC decision

Mental health nurse Melanie Hayes was initially only suspended for racial slurs

Fair pay petition goes to PM as voting on possible strike action begins

NHS is reaching a ‘critical’ stage, with nurses leaving the profession, warns RCN

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff pushed back to April 2022

Sajid Javid will introduce mandatory vaccination later after health leaders recommend delay

Physios drafted in to triage in Scotland’s struggling EDs

Scottish Government says move is part of £10 million boost to ease growing pressures

Race discrimination and nursing: rise in referrals to NMC

75 nurses and midwives were referred for racism in 2020 compared to four in 2015

Delay mandatory COVID vaccinations until spring, urges NHS leader

NHS Providers chief warns of a winter staffing crisis if compulsory vaccine plans go ahead

Nurses must prioritise their mental health after pandemic burnout

British Association of Critical Care Nurses chair warns ICU workers are experiencing PTSD

What does end of public sector pay freeze mean for nurses?

Nursing Standard takes a look at what details have been disclosed by the chancellor so far

Compulsory COVID jab could be devastating for staffing, says BMA

Losing even small numbers of workers would be critical to a health system under pressure

Chancellor promises nurses a further pay rise in 2022

Any pay increase must be meaningful, unions warn

£2.1bn boost to NHS digital technology ‘cannot be a substitute’ for full staffing levels

Investment in improved IT in England receives lukewarm reception from nurse leaders

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff: it’s a patient safety issue, insists minister

Sajid Javid signals wish to bring NHS staff in line with counterparts in care homes

Care home staffing crisis: CQC calls for urgent investment in pay and career pathways

Staff look to NHS and retail for better prospects as regulator warns of unmet care needs

Front-line nurses to join NHS recruitment campaign

Nurses will share their experiences to support the We are the NHS campaign

Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease

Job comes with a driver: great way to recruit community staff, or a waste of NHS money?

We don’t want to lose out on the best nurses just because they don’t drive, says trust

Inpatient survey reveals high levels of confidence in nurses despite staff shortages

Care Quality Commission survey shows majority had positive interactions with nursing staff

NHS pay award: will nurses in England vote for industrial action?

RCN ballot opens next month and the results will inform next steps in pay dispute

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