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Nurses in Wales work 34,000 hours in overtime every week as staffing crisis deepens

RCN Wales demands a robust recruitment strategy and fair pay for nurses

We must all play our part in tackling racism, says NMC chief

Andrea Sutcliffe says stamping out discrimination falls on everyone’s shoulders

Simulated learning hours double for students’ clinical practice

NMC gives go-ahead to increase simulated activities from 300 to 600 hours

NHS technology slow, outdated and unreliable, nurses tell survey

Patchy internet connection, poor IT support and non-user-friendly systems the top barriers

NMC vows to address training gaps after nurse struck off for racial slurs

This follows High Court decision to overturn its ruling to only suspend nurse Melanie Hayes

App will empower 20,000 nurses to choose bank shifts in north west London trusts

Staff can decide when to work among four trusts, in a drive to ease winter pressures on NHS

Protecting ‘nurse’ title in law moves a step closer to reality

Labour MP Dawn Butler tables bill amendment so that only NMC-registered nurses are legitimate

Nurses tell of workload and money pressures fuelling exodus from the profession

Registrants discuss factors forcing many to quit, as NMC reveals extent of departures

We can’t break NHS staff anymore, warns critical care nurse lead

Nurse leaders fear many staff will quit due to burnout and winter pressures, a survey reveals

Number of nurses and midwives leaving NMC register hits four-year high

Fair pay rise now an urgent priority, to stop flow of nurses out of profession, insists RCN

Sickle cell disease awareness and training must be improved, report urges

‘Serious care failings’ found by inquiry, which calls for better education

Pressure on ‘severely depleted’ nursing workforce cannot go on, report warns

RCN says patient and nurse safety is at risk and contributing to an unsustainable NHS

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, says recipient of ‘career-saving’ childcare grant

Nurse and health visiting student received £1,000 from Healthcare Workers’ Foundation

We’re prepared to strike: NHS nurses’ walk-out message to union in midst of pay dispute

Ballot of RCN members in Scotland suggests majority willing to strike over pay rise

Former nurse who lost three limbs to sepsis took her own life, inquest told

Jayne Carpenter found hanged in December 2020 after ‘sudden decline’ in mental health

Compulsory COVID-19 vaccination: does it feel like blackmail to you?

What nurses are saying about the government’s edict that they must be double-jabbed

Nurses resort to incontinence pants on shifts during periods

Some also rely on medication to cope with menstrual cramps during long shifts

Compulsory COVID-19 vaccination: government tells NHS staff they must be double-jabbed

Nurses and other health service workers given deadline to be fully vaccinated

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