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A smiling nursing student at the bedside of an older patient: paid placements might encourage more people into the profession, say nurses

End fees, pay for placements and give students holidays: a nurse-led recruitment plan

Better pay tops nurses’ list of ways to fix the staffing crisis and entice new recruits

Someone using a lateral flow test for COVID-19: such tests will no longer be needed for symptomatic nurses in England, unless they work with more vulnerable patients, from 1 April

Free symptomatic COVID-19 testing in hospitals and care homes set to end from 1 April

Testing will end in England unless nurses work with more vulnerable patients

Dave Dawes, former RCN council chair, who lodged ten complaints against the RCN

Former RCN council chair’s case against the RCN: the verdict

Tribunal rejects six of Dave Dawes’ complaints against the college

Nurses in a hospital corridor, a smiling nurse facing the camera

Nurse retention: will 4-day week on same pay prevent staff quitting NHS?

Campaigners urge NHS employers to trial the idea, saying it would improve work-life balance

Lucy Letby trial: baby had extensive haemorrhaging from ‘impact-type’ injuries to liver

Child O’s injuries similar to those common in a road traffic accident, says pathologist

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt talks about funding for the NHS pay offer to MPs on the Commons treasury committee

NHS nurse pay offer: key talks on how to fund award haven’t even started yet

Chancellor reveals Treasury has not discussed nurses’ pay funding with health department

Photo of someone counting £10 and £20 notes in their wallet: the NMC has frozen its registration fee to £120 for another year

NMC keeps registration fee at £120 to ensure affordability

Regulator says the registration fee will be frozen for ‘as long as possible’

Striking RCN nurses on a picket line in Cardiff – as RCN continues with pay talks

NHS pay rise: bank nurses will lose out on some of the money to be paid in salaries deal

One-off, unconsolidated salary top-up will not be applied to bank nurses’ pay in Wales

Student on a placement

Staffing crisis: NHS needs to recruit 23,000 more nurses per year, says leaked report

Experts remain sceptical that plan for rapid recruitment of nurses could be achieved

Photo of striking nurses with placards alongside pay ballot voting information:

Nurses report trouble voting on pay deal as they ‘break the internet'

Frustration as RCN website is overwhelmed by nurses trying to vote on negotiated pay deal

Strikers at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield Picture: John Houlihanv

Voting opens: have your say on nurses' new pay offer

Union members to have their say on improved offer wrung from ministers after historic strikes

Photo of sunny swimming pool in Saudi Arabia, just one of the benefits of a nursing role at a new hospital

Nurses offered ‘enticing’ life in Saudi Arabia to escape NHS pressures

Apply for posts at a new hospital that promises good money and plenty of sunshine

COVID death-in service compensation: do you know anyone who’s still missing out on help?

Uptake of cash assistance scheme for nurses’ dependents lags behind pandemic death toll

Menopause: ‘trust’s new uniform policy nearly forced me to quit’

Nurse granted exemption from tunic-only code due to hot flushes urges others to speak up

Night shifts: will you get paid for lost hour as clocks go forward?

Check with your employer about pay this weekend, and read tips for better sleep after shifts

Mental health nurse struck off for sexually abusive comments to colleague

Michael Turner was found to have used ‘male dominance’ to harass female colleagues

Menopause: nurses need specialist training to recognise mental health risks

The impact of menopause on mental health is not being routinely considered, finds inquiry

Partygate: ‘If Boris Johnson were a nurse, he’d be struck off’

Nurses voice their anger about former PM’s evidence to parliament about pandemic gatherings

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