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Strikers at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in January

‘Sacking nurses bill’ moves a step closer to becoming law

MPs approve anti-strike bill that could see nurses and other key workers facing the sack

Calls to cut ‘exorbitant’ immigration fees to keep overseas nurses

Thousands of people sign petition urging government to reduce indefinite leave to remain fees

No nurse pay rise in April due to ‘intolerable’ government delay

Failure to supply evidence to NHS Pay Review Body will postpone pay offer for 2023-24

Nurse Rachel Hext was diagnosed with long-COVID

Thousands of nurses with long-COVID to see sick pay slashed

Special sick pay to end soon, leaving one nurse with long-covid £1,000 a month worse off

Nurses checking documents and consulting each other

Where are the nurses for Rishi Sunak's £1bn urgent care plan?

Boost of 5,000 hospital beds and virtual wards must be matched by investment in staff

Shake-up of English language requirements go live in February

Changes makes it easier for overseas nurses to pass English language exam to work in the UK

Nurse colposcopist Nicola Anderson and colleagues at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Cervical smears at work help busy nurses who struggle to keep screening appointments

Nurse set up screening service for NHS colleagues to help them prioritise their own health

‘Come on the nurses, I’m on your side!’ says Rod Stewart

Sir Rod speaks out on conditions in the NHS that are ‘heartbreaking for the nurses’

Multicoloured trays holding syringes used in anaethesia

Reducing drugs errors: would colour-coded trays help nurses avoid mistakes?

Researchers found the dishes made it easier to select the correct item and to spot errors

Nurses’ COVID-19 deaths ruled as industrial disease by coroner

Campaigners hope ruling paves way for better financial support for nurses with long-COVID

Pink wooden blocks lined up to spell the word 'menopause'

Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

Irish passport

UK nurses could face difficulty working in Ireland after changes to NMC standards

Regulator’s amendments may affect UK nurses practising in EU countries, says council member

Lucy Letby offered to take photos of baby she had murdered, trial told

Neonatal nurse offered to take pictures of parents bathing dead baby, says prosecution

Nursing student on brink of quitting after childcare benefits cut

Red tape means cut in childcare support while she works 12-hours days on understaffed wards

Nursing education changes will help more students to qualify

Amendments to NMC education programme standards include more simulated practice learning

Strikes making workloads more challenging, says NHS chief executive

NHS England’s Amanda Pritchard says effect of action by nurses and other staff is obvious

Learning disability nursing omitted from new Welsh training places

Government’s investment in the health service workforce welcomed, but there are concerns

NHS faces biggest strike in its history as unions announce 6 February walkout

Ambulance workers will join nurses on the picket line unless government agrees to talks

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