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Childcare: many band 5 nurses struggle with nursery costs of up to 70% of take-home pay

Childcare costs are forcing workers to leave the NHS for better pay, warns charity

Overseas recruitment: UK urged to offset its ‘nursing footprint’

Howard Catton highlights ‘catastrophic’ impact of recruiting on poorer countries

Michael Rosen 100% supports nurses’ right to strike and can’t bear to see them underpaid

The author was speaking at a coronavirus remembrance service in central London

Dramatic fall seen in nurses working in social care

High turnover of younger nurses in the sector a particular cause for concern

Climbing Everest no different to being a nurse – QNI conference

Mountaineer Kenton Cool drew parallels during talk on resilience on World Mental Health Day

Nap pods, posh coffee and snacks: nurses challenge trust over TikTok clip

Barts Health NHS Trust video of luxurious space for non-clinical staff deemed ‘insensitive’

Thérèse Coffey says nurses won’t get higher pay offer

Health and social care secretary ‘not anticipating’ any further increase

RCN culture inquiry finds 'division and distrust'

General secretary Pat Cullen apologises on behalf of the college and promises overhaul

Suicide risk: ‘deeply alarming’ rise in NHS staff seeking help as cost of living spirals

Suicide support charity figures show a marked rise in healthcare workers seeking help in 2022

Cuppa conundrum: should I make tea for patients’ family and visitors?

Nursing student Freda sparked debate on social media when musing over tea-making etiquette

Nurse pay: ‘I shouldn’t have to work multiple jobs to pay my bills’

Nurse speaks of fear of getting through winter and applying for another job to make ends meet

Nurse strike: Unison urges Thérèse Coffey to meet ahead of ballot

Union calls on health secretary to enter into discussions to avert industrial action

Two thirds of nurses who quit the NHS in past year aged under 45

NHS Digital figures show nearly 23,000 young nurses left the NHS in England
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Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

‘Time-restricted eating’ could improve health of nurses on shifts

Study suggests shift workers’ overall health improved if they ate at set times

Pay dispute: UK nurses asked to support industrial action as strike ballot opens

RCN urges members to vote in favour of strike action after rejecting government’s pay offer

Warning for nurses who claim tax refunds

Check before signing up or repayment agents may take half your refund in fees, advises HMRC

Nurse who claimed sick leave while working bank shifts struck off

Mental health nurse Neneh Fofanah told FtP hearing she believed she had done nothing wrong

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