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Lucy Letby ‘told off’ colleague who called for help when baby’s oxygen levels dropped

Neonatal assistant was shocked that her request for extra help was questioned

Recruit more nurses from the UK, not overseas, says Starmer

Labour leader says immigration is not the solution to tackling record nurse vacancies

Nurses look set to strike, as RCN ballot count continues

Early indications suggest members have voted for strike action in union’s biggest-ever ballot

Experienced racism at work? New nurse resource aims to tackle abuse

NMC says it is determined to support nurses challenge racism ‘wherever they see it’

Kicked, punched and threatened: thousands of nurses abused at work last year

Recorded number of assaults on NHS staff in Scotland ’simply unacceptable’, says Unison

Lucy Letby ‘hovering around’ before Child D’s death, court hears

Child D’s mother describes seeing Ms Letby in the neonatal unit evening before baby’s death

How one trust benefits from valuing and promoting overseas nurses

Belinda Alexander says international staff ‘need to feel there is progression in their job’

Oliver McGowan learning disability training live for all nurses

Training named after teenager who died after being given unsuitable antipsychotic medication

NHS prepares for potential mass walkouts as RCN strike ballot closes

Trusts in England are being asked to ‘stress-test’ services ahead of possible strikes

Will nurses strike over pay? Anticipation mounts as ballot closes

Results will show if nurses have met threshold of votes needed to trigger industrial action

Lucy Letby was asked repeatedly to leave bereaved family alone, court hears

The nurse was present when three-day-old Child C suddenly deteriorated

Strike ballot: ‘international nurses say they can’t afford to vote yes’

Staff should be reassured that they won’t face NMC action, amid ‘undercurrent of fear’

Nursing students: higher loan repayments will deter recruits – report

Changes will see repayments jump by up to 142% for female students, researchers claim

Nurse lands record contract after winning The Voice UK

Anthonia Edwards says she won’t give up on nursing as she follows her dreams as a singer

‘Try harder’ to increase nurses’ pay, patient tells Rishi Sunak

Catherine Poole’s lecture was captured by Sky News as PM toured Croydon University Hospital

It would take a nurse 20,000 years (with no outgoings) to match PM’s wealth, argues MP

Rishi Sunak urged to contrast nurses’ pay with his ‘vast’ fortune and impose a wealth tax

Pay us for the extra hour on shift when clocks go back, say nurses

Nursing Standard poll on Twitter and Instagram found majority say they should be paid extra

Nurses working equivalent of one day a week for free, claims report

Salary has fallen by 20% in real terms since 2010 for most nurses, say researchers

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