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BMA calls for tougher custodial sentences following violence against Manchester GP staff

Government must tackle ‘wave of growing abuse’ against GPs and practice staff

Unlimited flexible working requests for nurses after NHS rethink on work-life balance

Move is part of an expanded flexible working policy hoped to improve staff retention

‘Under pressure like never before’: Northern Ireland calls on 100 army medics

Request comes after two trusts issued appeals for exhausted nurses to take on extra shifts

A nurse holds a placard during a demonstration in London in July

Unison members join RCN colleagues in rejecting 3% pay rise

Overwhelming opposition will prompt further Unison ballot on industrial action

Orthopaedic nurse Ewa Syczuk receives the booster vaccination for COVID-19

Staff COVID-19 booster vaccination programme: what you need to know

Nurse in Wales becomes one of the first people in the UK to receive a booster vaccine

RCN announces results of its consultative ballot on NHS pay award in England and Wales

We say NHS pay award is unacceptable – verdict of clear majority voting in RCN ballot

Union weighs options as it urges ministers to ‘do the right thing’ for staff on AfC contracts

NMC frauds: the 11 bogus registrants whose cases tricked the nursing regulator

Regulator moves against sham nurses, after one was able to practise for two decades

Last chance to have your say on proposed 3% pay award

RCN members in England and Wales have until 13 September to cast their vote

Unions warn against compulsory COVID and flu jabs for healthcare staff

Mandatory vaccines could destroy fragile morale and further deplete the workforce

a street scene in Fair Isle, which is looking to recruit a community nurse

Could you be that nurse this small but famous island, population 50, needs?

Job advertisement promises a holistic band 6 role and (literally) remote working

Sirens to ring on 9 September to remember emergency workers who have died by suicide

Charity wants nurses to use event to promote suicide prevention

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End of life care survey: share your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic

Marie Curie and Nursing Standard team up to uncover nursing staff’s views on end of life care

RCN calls in QC to lead review of its culture after sexual harassment claims

‘We must hold ourselves to the highest standards’, says college general secretary

Sexual harassment allegations: RCN launches 24-hour helpline for its members and staff

Organisation pledges to ‘tackle the issues and behaviours that have no place in our college’

Free ‘thank you’ breaks to nursing staff from holiday cottage owners

Short breaks and holidays a show of gratitude to NHS workers for caring in the pandemic

More time off: victory for nurses who asked for longer hours over fewer shifts

Staff had called on trust to take action to protect patient safety and prevent nurse burnout

Ready, steady, care! When a home visit is just too short to be safe

Anonymous district nurse raises patient safety concerns about trust time-slot edict

RCN congress to be online-only amid 'serious allegations of sexual harassment'

Review of safeguarding and policies will also take place, council says

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