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Calling on nursing students to shore up crisis-hit NHS would be ‘a big mistake’

Number 10’s failure to rule out return to pandemic measure sparks warning from academic

Tell your manager if you’re struggling to cope as winter pressures mount, urges NMC

Your employer has a duty of care to you, and you need that more than ever, says regulator

Healthcare unions to boycott pay review body while current dispute unresolved

Unions call NHS review body too slow and demand direct talks with ministers in next pay round

Sturgeon: it will be ‘very hard’ to avert nurse strikes in Scotland

First minister says ‘we have no more money’ to increase pay offer, as RCN prepares to strike

Day of protest to target proposed anti-strike law

TUC plans events against law it fears could see nurses and others face dismissal for striking

Ministers introduce bill that could reduce nurses’ right to strike

Government’s Strikes Bill proposes to enforce NHS staffing quotas during industrial action

Food banks in your workplace: the no-questions-asked support too many staff need

Survey shows how NHS charities and employers are trying to alleviate workers’ food poverty

Promises of extra care home places mean little without adequate nurse staffing

Solve long-term workforce crisis ahead of trying short-term fixes, government is urged

Nurses snubbed at top-level meeting on NHS pressures

Emergency forum hosted by prime minister fails to invite nursing leaders, prompting criticism

Crunch talks on NHS disputes called ‘bitterly disappointing’

Downing St talks prompt anger over claim NHS staff must be more productive to earn pay rise

Nurses in pilot scheme to assess care home residents for dementia

Move follows a successful trial in Norfolk that saw 95 people receive a dementia diagnosis

NHS pay: RCN leader calls on ministers to meet her ‘half way’

Union braced to sit down with government as it battles to get 2022/23 offer on the agenda

To dunk or not to dunk? The best biscuit for a quick tea break

Researchers tested four varieties to determine which was best for a time-poor nurse

NHS crisis can’t be solved without fixing social care – health leaders’ stark warning

Nurse shortage and other capacity issues in adult care must be a top political priority

New laws will aim to curtail nurses’ right to strike

Voluntary agreements targeted in healthcare but mandatory staff levels in other key sectors

‘We’ll broker a fair pay deal for nurses’, vows Labour leader

In a new year’s speech Sir Keir Starmer said poor pay was a massive part of crisis facing NHS

PM hints at steps to avert more strikes by nurses

Sunak remarks suggest softening of stance on refusing direct talks to resolve pay dispute

NHS staffing: we’d boost preregistration education, Labour reaffirms

Shadow minister insists service bottlenecks pre-date pandemic, or this winter’s pressures