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Permission to work flexible hours still a lottery for Scottish nurses

They lack full benefits of flexible working and must rely on supportive managers

As biggest rail strike in 30 years begins across the UK – will nurses be next?

Disputes are taking shape over NHS pay, with a warning that many experienced staff could quit

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

Whistleblowing nurse awarded over £460,000 after unfair dismissal claim is upheld

Linda Fairhall lost her job after raising concerns about staffing levels and workload

One in five NHS staff looking for new job as living costs soar

Health unions say situation worsening by the week and more staff are turning to food banks

Suspended: Band 6 nurse who was obsessed with looking up people’s medical records

Her confidentiality breaches involved relatives, neighbours and a colleague

Emergency department waiting times are the worst ever, say nurses

RCEM study reveals more than 1,000 people a day wait up to 12 hours or more

Nurses win legal power to sign fit notes in move to cut red tape in general practice

Aim is to speed up fitness-to-work certification and reduce unecessary GP appointments

Heatwave looms: nurses warned to stay hydrated as temperatures soar

Employers told to give nurses time to refuel and rehydrate while on duty in hot weather

Nurses in Scotland set to consider final pay offer of 5%

Union says offer ‘falls far short of expectations of a fair pay award’

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

QNI urges Sajid Javid to work with nurses to ease high fuel costs

Charity raises ‘serious concerns’ for community nurses who are struggling
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Finalists for the RCN Nursing Awards 2022 revealed

Shortlist announced for the awards that showcase the very best of the profession

Feeling menopausal? Don’t be embarrassed to ask for reasonable adjustments at work

Menopause symptoms are forcing women to give up on their careers, so employers must help

Soaring inflation means nurses face ‘miserly’ pay offer – TUC

Union warns that nurses’ real pay down £5,200 compared with 2010

Nursing students being ‘used and abused’ on placements

RCN congress votes to demand protection of supernumerary status for students

Employers failing nurses on flexible hours due to staff shortages

While a few trusts are trailblazing the practice, some nurses told ‘not to bother asking’

‘Gender-diverse patients face horrendously bad healthcare experience’

Nurses urged to challenge discrimination and poor care of trans and non-binary people

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