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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

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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

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

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

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Uber offer for nurses working on the front line over Christmas period

Staff offered discounted trips to and from work and money off meals or groceries

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COVID-19: surveys find nurses feeling ‘neglected and betrayed’

ICON study shows nurses' frustration over poor pay and lack of support during pandemic

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Deadline nears in pay ballot for RCN members in England and Wales

NHS nurses have until Tuesday midday to say if they would take industrial action on 3% offer

Nurses with long-COVID still waiting for financial support

MP demands its classification as an occupational disease so staff can claim benefits

Give nurses training to spot acute illnesses on all skin types

Medical devices can be ineffective on some minority ethnic groups, so training is vital

Nurses in Wales work 34,000 hours in overtime every week as staffing crisis deepens

RCN Wales demands a robust recruitment strategy and fair pay for nurses

We must all play our part in tackling racism, says NMC chief

Andrea Sutcliffe says stamping out discrimination falls on everyone’s shoulders

Nurses at Marie Curie urged to vote on improved pay offer

Charity’s workers have until 14 December to say if they are willing to accept revised offer

Simulated learning hours double for students’ clinical practice

NMC gives go-ahead to increase simulated activities from 300 to 600 hours

Nurses criticise ‘appalling’ decision not to protect the title of nurse

MPs vote against bill amendment, which provokes instant reaction by nurses on Twitter

NHS technology slow, outdated and unreliable, nurses tell survey

Patchy internet connection, poor IT support and non-user-friendly systems the top barriers

NMC vows to address training gaps after nurse struck off for racial slurs

This follows High Court decision to overturn its ruling to only suspend nurse Melanie Hayes

App will empower 20,000 nurses to choose bank shifts in north west London trusts

Staff can decide when to work among four trusts, in a drive to ease winter pressures on NHS

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