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Nurses in Scotland set to consider final pay offer of 5%

Union says offer ‘falls far short of expectations of a fair pay award’

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

Working flat out, invisible practice nurses whose potential is overlooked

Practice nurses could lead service improvements but their talent is ignored, MPs are told

QNI urges Sajid Javid to work with nurses to ease high fuel costs

Charity raises ‘serious concerns’ for community nurses who are struggling

Rise in vacancies intensifies pressure on staff as agency spending surges

Nursing teams’ morale hard to sustain and lack of continuity threatens patient care – union

Chester hospital neonatal murder charges: not-guilty verdict on one count

Nurse Lucy Letby remains charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder
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Finalists for the RCN Nursing Awards 2022 revealed

Shortlist announced for the awards that showcase the very best of the profession

Feeling menopausal? Don’t be embarrassed to ask for reasonable adjustments at work

Menopause symptoms are forcing women to give up on their careers, so employers must help

Soaring inflation means nurses face ‘miserly’ pay offer – TUC

Union warns that nurses’ real pay down £5,200 compared with 2010

You must take a nap during night shifts to stay safe and vigilant, nurses advised

Power naps and avoiding more than three night shifts in a row are vital, says fatigue expert

Nursing students being ‘used and abused’ on placements

RCN congress votes to demand protection of supernumerary status for students

Employers failing nurses on flexible hours due to staff shortages

While a few trusts are trailblazing the practice, some nurses told ‘not to bother asking’

‘Gender-diverse patients face horrendously bad healthcare experience’

Nurses urged to challenge discrimination and poor care of trans and non-binary people

Exploited and lied to – how overseas nurses are mistreated when they come to work in NHS

Stories of unfairness prompt call to lobby trusts on ethical policies for overseas nurses

Racism in the NHS: promotion twice as likely for white nurses

RCN survey shows racism is rife and black and Asian nurses often miss out on promotion

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

Nurses with long-COVID are being abandoned instead of supported

Nurses with long-COVID face a lottery of care and need better support from NHS and employers

Food poverty: decent NHS pay would put an end to nurses queuing for food banks

Former prime minister Gordon Brown calls for action on nurses’ pay and short-staffing

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