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A nurse talks to an administrator at a health clinic in western Ghana

Ghana’s claim it will get £1,000 for every nurse sent to UK condemned as ‘slave trade’

Nurses for cash plan would see UK again defying red list ban that protects poorer countries

Pension reforms aim to attract retired nurses back to work

Proposed changes will give returning staff more flexibility while protecting their finances

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby accused of attempted murder of 100-day-old girl

Nurse’s alleged attack took place during a night shift at Countess of Chester Hospital

Nurses Julie Lamberth and her sister publicise RCN pay and staffing campaign

I’m out: tearful nurse’s nightmare night shift is final straw that ends 30-year career

Caring for 19 patients on her own drove ‘excellent’ nurse to quit her job and profession

Trusts address nurse retention by introducing career catch-up chats

Please don’t go! How ‘stay conversations’ are managing to boost nurse retention

Trusts’ regular one-to-one discussions aim to head-off potential resignation issues

Zahawi ridiculed over claim nurses’ strikes will aid Putin

Nurses criticise Nadhim Zahawi for reframing their strike in light of war in Ukraine

Cancer nurse with patient – as leaders says cancer nurse specialists need to be better valued

Cancer services should invest in specialist nurses and not just high-tech treatments

Oncology nurses need to feel valued after redeployment and amid staffing struggles

Kate Price (right) and Catherine Lacey run one-hour sessions at the Good Grief Café at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London

Grief café helps community nurses cope with patient deaths

Café is an informal space to discuss loss, death and dying and how they affect nurses

ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

A nurse immunises a child against measles at a clinic in the town of Chitungwiza, 20km from the Zimbabwe capital of Harare

Nurses coming to work in UK after ‘forced migration’ from Zimbabwe

Thousands of nurses faced with broken agreements and withheld pay have flocked to the UK

RCN members support vote of no confidence in governing council

Resolution at extraordinary general meeting called for relevant council members to step down

Lucy Letby: infant ‘received IV feed contaminated with insulin’

Nurse accused of attempting to murder baby by injecting synthetic insulin into his nutrition

Nurse vacancies continue at record high of more than 47,000

NHS Digital data reveals a rise of more than 600 vacancies since the end of June

Season’s greetings – and a reminder to get your jabs 

Nurses urged to get covid booster and flu jabs to ease staff sickness as winter approaches

Health department blasted over ‘misleading’ chart on nurses’ pay

Scathing condemnation by UK statistics boss says chart exaggerates previous pay rises

Nurses set to vote on government’s ‘best and final’ pay offer

RCN Scotland members have between 5 and 19 December to let the college know their position

International recruitment: almost half of new registrants were educated abroad

Employers urged to make workplaces more inclusive to help nurses from overseas thrive

Nurses to strike at almost 80 trusts and integrated care boards

Locations for first strikes revealed, with RCN warning more will be added in January

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