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Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

First cohort of Kenyan nurses on NHS fast-track scheme start work

Thirteen nurses joined Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to boost NHS numbers

A strike is our only option say nurses as ballot is called on pay offer

Early support for ballot that could see nurses in England and Wales strike for first time

Ballot date set with nurses urged to approve first ever strike in England and Wales

Postal strike ballot opening 15 September is in response to ‘disgraceful’ 4% pay offer
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Missing nursing student: fifth man arrested, police make fresh appeal to public

Police make renewed appeal for information about Owami Davies, who vanished over a month ago

Petition urges Government to rethink scrapping NHS COVID sick pay

Nurses with long-COVID say the payments were a lifeline providing financial security

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

New training will help nurses avoid skin damage from gloves while reducing waste

Free online course for all care settings aims to curb excessive reliance on gloves
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New CCTV images of missing nursing student as fourth man arrested

Police release images of Owami Davies on 7 July, the night she disappeared

Survey reveals mental health crisis for nurses in Wales since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three quarters of staff say their mental health has worsened, sparking retention fears

Crackdown on punitive fees that seek to prevent overseas nurses moving jobs

Move aimed at rogue employers means they can now only claim back genuine expenses
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Missing nursing student: two men arrested on suspicion of murder

Police investigating the disappearance of Owami Davies from Essex continue to detain two men

Menopause leave: NHS can be a ‘trailblazer’ and improve retention

More support for those experiencing symptoms could also help keep staff, says RCN forum chair

‘Outsiders’ perception pushing black and male nurses to fitness to practice hearings

NMC raises concerns about lack of support for nurses from ethnic minority backgrounds
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Police launch appeal for information to help locate missing nursing student

Owami Davies of Grays in Essex was last seen in West Croydon on 7 July

Call for nurses to do cleaning on wards labelled 'disrespectful'

Hospital wanted nurses to clean door handles and answer phones but is told to plan better
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How good is your PPE provision? And how do you feel about vaccinations? Share your views

Complete our short survey on nurses’ experiences now we are ‘living with COVID-19’

Datix reports ignored or discouraged as staffing crisis prompts safety concerns

Nurses continue to log safe staffing concerns despite being told it’s a ‘pointless exercise’

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