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RCN Nursing Awards 2022: more time to enter as deadline extended

You now have until 20 April to enter the awards that celebrate nursing excellence

COVID-19: no let up as staff absences shoot up in just two weeks

Absences related to the virus shot up by nearly 60%, according to NHS England figures

Nurses’ well-being: ‘burnout’ too gentle a term for mental distress

NHS medical director tells MPs radical action needed to improve nurses’ mental well-being

Pay rise of 5% above inflation needed to stop more nurses from resigning, pay body told

Case for ‘significant’ rise to retain and recruit staff is argued at NHS Pay Review Body

Support nurses with menopause – or risk losing them, MPs told

Nurse says specialist advice and resources are vital as symptoms can often go unrecognised

Cut in fuel duty not enough to help community nurses, RCN says

Nurses driving to see patients need additional payments and review of mileage rates, it says

COVID tests: nurses left unclear on who will pay for testing as 1 April deadline looms

Failure to clarify testing policy for NHS staff leaves nurses concerned about test fees

Nurses don Rishi Sunak masks urging ‘proper pay rise’ for staff

Front-line workers deliver petition on NHS pay offer ahead of chancellor’s Spring Statement

All nurses to have training on learning disabilities and autism

Mandatory training requirement is added to a Bill now going through parliament

Nurse who mistreated patient with dementia asks to be removed from register

Nurse suspended after telling regulator she is unfit to practise and asking to be struck off

Competency test centre set to greet thousands of overseas nurses

University facility will enable nurses to do their OSCE before they can register in the UK

Do doctors need nurses more than nurses need doctors?

Stability in nursing teams boosts retention of medical staff, but not the other way round

‘Crazy’ fuel hikes could drive us out of profession, say nurses

Patients could be put at risk if nurses unable to carry out frequent home visits, RCN warns

Being honest about errors in care: the guidance every nurse should read

NMC has updated its advice on duty of candour, which supports staff to be open with patients

Lack of action on nurse staffing crisis ‘means more patients live in pain’

Report condemns failure to act on ‘desperate under-staffing’ as waiting times soar

Scottish Government plan to boost nursing student intake labelled ‘inadequate’

RCN says strategy to increase homegrown and overseas nurses laudable, but lacks detail

Healthcare support for Ukrainian refugees: guidance issued for NHS staff

Advice includes checklist for caring for those fleeing war and helping them access services

Mental health: more nurses urgently needed as referrals soar

Pandemic sees surge in demand for treatment for conditions, including anxiety and depression

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