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Loneliness and mental health struggles at Christmas: staff urged to seek support

Winter pressures and shift schedules can affect well-being, but support is available

Record number of nursing students accepted on university courses

Health Education England chief nurse describes increased numbers as a major milestone

Plan B: what nurses need to know about the new COVID-19 rules

Strategy to limit spread of Omicron includes mask-wearing in most public indoor venues

Theatre nurse charged with sexual offences involving hospital patients and staff

Paul Grayson has been charged with sexual assault, voyeurism and making indecent images

University team wants nurses’ input on protective gown designs

Ever thought your personal protective equipment could be better designed?

Retired nurses with lapsed registrations targeted for return to the profession

University’s return to practice course seeks to boost local NHS workforce

Get your booster, urges nurse who delayed jab due to hesitancy

Toyin Oladotun administered COVID-19 vaccine for months before getting first jab 

Nurses call on NMC to withdraw from Stonewall’s diversity programme

Affiliation with the scheme risks damaging the profession’s reputation, says open letter

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

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

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

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

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