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New short films show ‘what a great profession nursing is’

Promotional videos show newly qualified nurses talking of pride in their new career

New restraint guidance for mental health settings

Guidance is based on ‘Seni’s law’, named after a patient who died after being restrained

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Apps that can support nurses’ well-being: tried and tested options

Choosing a sleep, anxiety, mindfulness or meditation app from a clinically assured library

Wales earmarks £18 million for more nurse training places

Funding will enable increase in 2022-23 adult and mental health nurse training numbers

Asking retirees back to support NHS ‘won’t solve staffing issue’

Government’s reserve programme to boost staff numbers during pandemic ‘short-sighted’

Nurses warned to watch finances as cost of living increases

RCN urges members to budget carefully, ask for advice and check entitlement to benefits

Indicative ballot: nurses prepared to strike over 3% pay offer 

RCN seeks 12.5% pay rise and will use ballot results to consider next steps

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What you need to know about Omicron variant of COVID-19

Front-line staff facing greater pressure with expansion of booster jab programme

Next year’s pay rise: further ‘dithering and delays’ unacceptable, say unions

Government pushes back a decision on 2022-23 pay offer for Agenda for Change staff

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‘No evidence’ to justify forced vaccination of front-line nurses

DHSC told to show benefits of mandatory jabs are proportionate to expected workforce costs

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Uber offer for nurses working on the front line over Christmas period

Staff offered discounted trips to and from work and money off meals or groceries

A nurse stands outside a building looking despondent

COVID-19: surveys find nurses feeling ‘neglected and betrayed’

ICON study shows nurses' frustration over poor pay and lack of support during pandemic

Deadline nears in pay ballot for RCN members in England and Wales

NHS nurses have until Tuesday midday to say if they would take industrial action on 3% offer

Nurses warned to be on their guard against exploitative money lenders 

Loan sharks – who might even be a colleague – are targeting cash-strapped nurses

Nurses with long-COVID still waiting for financial support

MP demands its classification as an occupational disease so staff can claim benefits

Give nurses training to spot acute illnesses on all skin types

Medical devices can be ineffective on some minority ethnic groups, so training is vital

Lung cancer nursing: new guide aims to encourage more recruits to specialism

Resource will also help to develop existing specialists’ skills and careers

Nurses in Wales work 34,000 hours in overtime every week as staffing crisis deepens

RCN Wales demands a robust recruitment strategy and fair pay for nurses

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