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Job comes with a driver: great way to recruit community staff, or a waste of NHS money?

We don’t want to lose out on the best nurses just because they don’t drive, says trust

Inpatient survey reveals high levels of confidence in nurses despite staff shortages

Care Quality Commission survey shows majority had positive interactions with nursing staff

NHS pay award: will nurses in England vote for industrial action?

RCN ballot opens next month and the results will inform next steps in pay dispute

NHS acute services call in the army amid lengthening waiting lists and short-staffing

Nurses, army medics and general troops will shore-up services in two Scottish regions

Displaced overseas nurses start new careers in the UK

Nurses granted skilled worker visas take up staff roles at London’s Wellington Hospital

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Off-duty nurse praised for pulling man from burning car on her way to work

‘I was acting on instinct’ said Mags Chineah after she sprinted towards danger
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RCN Nurse of the Year 2021 revealed at live-streamed awards ceremony

Meet the nurse who has improved access to abortion in Northern Ireland, plus all our winners

Give nurses the respect they deserve by protecting their job title in law, urges MP

Labour MP Dawn Butler says patient safety is at risk as anyone can call themselves a ‘nurse’

NHS pay award: ballot opens for nurses in Scotland on possible industrial action

RCN members will be asked what action they would take over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

Don’t blame us: nurses face rise in abuse from the public over delays in care

Unions and health bodies urge government and media to be more honest about systemic pressures

Staff exodus from ICU that treated Boris Johnson ‘should ring alarm bells in government’

Critical care staff talk of patient safety fears and corrosive impact of understaffing

Pressure on health services ‘as worrying as the peak of the pandemic’

Eight in ten NHS staff in survey say problems still growing amid backlog and waiting lists

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Nurse pay award: staff in England to vote on willingness for industrial action

Ballot of RCN members will ask what steps they would take – including a strike

Care home staff to be paid when travelling for flu jab or self-isolating due to COVID

RCN says funding will boost vaccine uptake, but staff still need full occupational sick pay

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