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Drop in applications for university nursing degree courses

UCAS figures show 10% decrease from last year's record-breaking number of candidates

Government rejects calls to address nurse burnout and shortage

Unions say government focus is on cost ‘above all else’ instead of NHS workforce

Unions condemn refusal to introduce safe staffing law on nurse-patient ratio in England

Onus will remain on employers at local level despite legislation in other UK nations

Potential to sack nurses with long-COVID ‘immoral and unfair’

Campaigners respond to NHS guidance that states employers review staff who have been off sick

Heavy caseload: how many patients is too many patients for safe care?

Red flags to look for in district nursing that tell you patient safety is at risk

Retired nurses who returned to work during pandemic may have pension protection extended

Consultation could see safeguard extended to October for retirees who answered calls to help

Overseas nurses humiliated by ‘overt’ racism in NHS, report finds

Inequalities review tells of black and minority ethnic nursing staff enduring racist abuse

NHS pay ballot: have nurses moved one step closer to taking industrial action?

Resounding vote by RCN members in Northern Ireland’s NHS makes their discontent clear

Nursing students should do more practice placements in adult social care: white paper

Exposing trainee nurses to care settings is aimed at helping to create a more agile workforce

Give staff with long-COVID chance of redeployment ahead of dismissal – NHS guidance

NHS England says trusts should seek alternative roles for staff on long-term sick leave

Nursing associate role was most popular NHS apprenticeship last year

More than 24,500 apprentices trained in 178 different programmes across the NHS in 2020-21

Overseas nurse recruitment: give your views on proposed changes

NMC is consulting on plans to streamline process and make it less restrictive

Tax relief for nurses: you may be eligible to claim for washing your uniform at home

Survey finds many staff do not know about tax rebate of £125 a year

PM’s ‘reckless’ plan to scrap COVID regulations causes concern for vulnerable groups

Nurses left with no clear guidance over infection risks and self-isolation changes

Refusing COVID-19 vaccination will not place your NMC registration in jeopardy

It’s up to nurses’ employers to address vaccine hesitancy, insists regulator

Lockers, what lockers? How workplaces fail to offer safe storage for your bags and bikes

Do you struggle to keep your personal belongings secure at work while you’re on shift?

Overseas recruitment: government promises 10,000 nurses by end of March

Pledge is part of plan to tackle all-time high waiting list for treatment in England

COVID vaccines for NHS staff: it’s your duty to be jabbed, chief nurse tells workforce

Ruth May joins Chris Whitty in letter of appeal to vaccine-hesitant nurses and other staff