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Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

TV drama on COVID praised by nurses for realism

Breathtaking seen as an authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Photo of Martha Mills, who died from sepsis in 2021. Failures in her care inspired Martha's rule, which will be rolled out in April 2024.

Martha’s rule roll-out: how nurses will be involved

New rule gives patients and families access to urgent second opinion if concerned about care

Woman, whose head is seen from behind, faces an official panel of questioners. NMC's independent panels will investigate cases of suspended registration fraud

NMC register fraud investigations: nurses to face hearings soon

Panels will examine cases of people suspected of gaining fraudulent entry to UK register

Nurse Michelle Cox, who won a landmark racism tribunal and welcomes a new report on racism

NHS racism: staff fear being branded ‘troublemakers’ for raising race concerns

Nurse Michelle Cox says black and minority ethnic staff need to feel valued and included

Two nurses happily walk through hospital lobby. Study founds consitency in nurse rostering is good for staff morale

Shift patterns you can predict: is roster consistency important for work-life balance?

Sensitively spaced days off boost morale, but views are split on length of shifts – study

Photo of Berrywood Hospital, illustrating a story about nurse suspended from register for behaviour in the workplace

‘Bullying and intimidating’ nurse suspended from register

Mental health nurse Declan Carroll’s behaviour led to NMC fitness to practise panel verdict

Composite picture showing a head shot of Lucy Letby and the entrance of the Countess of Chester Hospital

Letby hospital failed to assure patients it was safe after verdict, says report

CQC says failures included inadequate nurse staffing levels and compromised patient safety

General practice nurse in discussion with a patient. GPNs are seeing delays in delivery of their pay awards

General practice nurses continue to miss out on pay award as leaders call for action

Primary care staff’s salary rises ‘being treated as an afterthought’

Nurses offered £6,000 bonuses to remain in hard-to-fill NHS posts

But do ‘golden hellos’ merely shift recruitment issues from one employer to another?

Nurses on picket line wave banners during their NHS pay strike

Next NHS pay award needs to be a decent one, union tells government

Start pay talks now if you want to avoid repeat of strike action, minister is urged

Photo of former nurse Lucy Letby, who is appealing her murder convictions

Lucy Letby renews her appeal against murder convictions

Three judges will decide whether to grant leave to appeal to former nurse

Woman looks distressed, with hand over her face, as she looks at official paperwork. Nurses say they are struggling with bills and cost of living

Cost-of-living struggles continue to push nurses to think of quitting the profession

Survey suggests many are in arrears with rent, mortgages and bills, and even skip meals

Write off nurses’ loans after ten years, says report

Call for nurses’ student debt averaging £48,000 to be forgiven if they stay in the NHS

Flexible new nursing degree will support work-life balance

Part-time degree aims to enable those with experience in caring roles to enter nursing

Now restore nurses’ pay, union tells Northern Ireland’s leaders

RCN demands urgent action to give nurses and others parity with rest of UK

Updated sepsis guidance ensures more targeted use of antibiotics

New advice gives more time to decide on antibiotic use for those less severely ill

Overseas workers’ treatment akin to human trafficking, MP says

Kwasi Kwarteng urges government to provide better protection for health and care workers

Lucy Letby is refused permission to appeal murder convictions

Court of Appeal turns down application by former nurse who received life sentence last year

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