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Nurses call for ban on ‘abhorrent’ LGBT conversion therapy

Members say practice is a form of abuse that has driven some people to self-harm and suicide

NHS pay: don’t be embarrassed to ask for more, because you’re worth it

Nurses’ safety-critical work does not get the recognition it deserves, says union leader

Overworked, no lunch breaks, chronic staff shortages – nurses speak out

RCN congress discusses long hours and votes to investigate its impact on nurses’ health

We can’t care for patients properly due to staff shortage, nurses say in survey

RCN survey of nurses on final day of work shows significant deterioration in staffing levels

Platinum Jubilee: Queen honours nurses’ selfless pandemic response

Honours list gives royal recognition to the incredible public service of nursing staff

Pay dispute declared in Northern Ireland over ‘unacceptable’ offer of 3% rise

RCN declares formal dispute, saying nurses reject offer and feel exhausted and undervalued

Platinum Jubilee: nurses reflect on Queen’s unwavering support

Nursing leaders say Queen ‘has been with us every step of the way’ during 70-year reign

NMC to launch consultation on relaxing English language tests

Move follows concern overseas-trained nurses are being prevented from practising in the UK

Registration fee: NMC urged to cut the cost to nurses as household bills keep on rising

Regulator commits to continued fee freeze, with charge already lagging behind inflation

Nurses’ mandatory learning disability training proves a success

Nurses report that Oliver McGowan mandatory training raised their awareness and understanding

Make period products free for struggling nurses, say unions

Survey reveals nearly one quarter of people who menstruate struggle to afford sanitary items

RCN needs to overhaul how it is run, independent report finds

Governance review calls on college to take action on strategy and leadership roles

Nurse wins compensation after £10k fine for NHS pay protest in lockdown

Mental health nurse Karen Reissmann sued police and said event had aimed to ‘protect the NHS’

We can’t afford to pay high parking charges for work, say nurses

Staff lodge official complaint about parking charges at Leighton Hospital, Crewe

New petrol grant sees hundreds of applicants in first 24 hours

QNI offered up to £100 per month for community nurses but was inundated with requests

Nurses react angrily to Sue Gray report on lockdown parties

Revelations in report on COVID breaches in Downing St prompt disgust among nurses

Should overseas nurses’ English language requirements be relaxed?

NMC consultation will look at whether English tests are overly difficult

Poorly paid nurses struggling to pay the rent or get a mortgage, MPs told

Sky high living costs forcing highly skilled nurses to quit, RCN leader tells Commons panel

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