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Nurse shortages present a ‘major obstacle’ to NHS Long Term Plan

MPs also warn that financial health of NHS is worsening

The nurses who won’t feel the benefit of three-year pay deal uplift

Northern Ireland salaries slipping further behind rest of the UK, RCN warns

Lack of empathy and advice for nurses at work can make their back pain worse

An unsupportive workplace exacerbates musculoskeletal disorders, a study of nurses found

Assistant practitioners are being ‘overlooked and pushed to one side’

Some feel the introduction of nursing associates threatens their role

Threat of strike action averted as nurses win fight for pay parity

Jersey nurses dug their heels in because they’re paid less than allied health professionals
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Nurses can share their experiences of caring for people at the end of life

Fitness to practise process ‘damages nurses’ careers’, regardless of outcome

Survey finds many exonerated nurses leave the profession or return to a lower position

Why more than 160,000 nurses have walked away from the NHS since 2010

Working in the NHS is taking its toll on nurses' work-life balance, Labour claims

Safe staffing: train senior nurses to make complex decisions on numbers, review urges

National Institute for Health Research says ward leaders are key to patient safety

University Twitter campaign aims to make nursing more appealing to men

Glasgow Caledonian University wants to redress gender imbalance among nursing students

Warning over negligence claims as NHS waiting lists grow

Longer waits for treatment may cause patients harm, says National Audit Office

NMC responds to criticism over lack of support in fitness to practise cases

New measures will include mental health support and option of legal assistance

Game of Thrones star launches brain injury charity to improve care for young adults

Emilia Clarke also reveals that she survived two brain haemorrhages

Royal College of Physicians adopts same position as the RCN on assisted dying

Following poll of doctors, college drops opposition in favour of neutral stance on the issue

Return to practice: proposals aim to make process easier and faster

NMC plans include taking a competency test rather than a course

Retired nurse’s ability to smell Parkinson’s chemicals raises hope for early diagnosis

Joy Milne detected musky odour on her late husband before his condition was known

Nursing shortages: student grants and nurse pay rises are the answer, say think tanks

Closing the Gap report outlines immediate actions to curb staff shortfall

Quality of placements can influence nursing graduates’ choice of specialty

Study advises investment in better student experiences in hard-to-recruit areas of practice

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