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Fair pay petition goes to PM as voting on possible strike action begins

NHS is reaching a ‘critical’ stage, with nurses leaving the profession, warns RCN

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff pushed back to April 2022

Sajid Javid will introduce mandatory vaccination later after health leaders recommend delay

Many senior nurse roles found to be open to non-nurses

Professor Alison Leary says many adverts do not request nursing qualifications

Physios drafted in to triage in Scotland’s struggling EDs

Scottish Government says move is part of £10 million boost to ease growing pressures

Race discrimination and nursing: rise in referrals to NMC

75 nurses and midwives were referred for racism in 2020 compared to four in 2015

Delay mandatory COVID vaccinations until spring, urges NHS leader

NHS Providers chief warns of a winter staffing crisis if compulsory vaccine plans go ahead

‘Predatory’ nurse jailed for sexually assaulting nine women

Adam Soothill was jailed for 30 months for 24 offences after trial at Preston Crown Court

Nurses must prioritise their mental health after pandemic burnout

British Association of Critical Care Nurses chair warns ICU workers are experiencing PTSD

What does end of public sector pay freeze mean for nurses?

Nursing Standard takes a look at what details have been disclosed by the chancellor so far

Compulsory COVID jab could be devastating for staffing, says BMA

Losing even small numbers of workers would be critical to a health system under pressure

Chancellor promises nurses a further pay rise in 2022

Any pay increase must be meaningful, unions warn

Three quadruplet sisters follow their mother into nursing

Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena Shibu Mathew have all graduated from the University of Suffolk

£2.1bn boost to NHS digital technology ‘cannot be a substitute’ for full staffing levels

Investment in improved IT in England receives lukewarm reception from nurse leaders

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff: it’s a patient safety issue, insists minister

Sajid Javid signals wish to bring NHS staff in line with counterparts in care homes

Care home staffing crisis: CQC calls for urgent investment in pay and career pathways

Staff look to NHS and retail for better prospects as regulator warns of unmet care needs

Front-line nurses to join NHS recruitment campaign

Nurses will share their experiences to support the We are the NHS campaign

Homeland star calls for more diversity in mental health leadership

David Harewood, who experienced psychosis in his 20s, says leaders must represent populations

Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease