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Flexible working: some nurses can now gain early access to pension without leaving NHS

Nurses with a 1995 legacy pension will now be able to access some or all of their pension

Nurses criticise ‘confusing’ new colour-coded national uniform

Many say the choices are ‘too narrow’ to differentiate between nursing roles and skills

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Nurse vacancies soar almost 60% in Wales leaving staff ‘exhausted’

RCN report also shows nursing staff work a total of 69,877 additional hours every week

Write off student debt to boost nurse numbers in NHS, experts say

‘Leaky training pipleline’ is failing to produce the number of nurses needed

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Nursing Live: all the event has on offer for nurses

The eclectic programme includes masterclasses, careers advice, yoga and singing

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NMC responds to claim ‘culture of fear’ keeps abusive nurses on register

Whistleblower alleges ‘toxic conduct’ within NMC that delays fitness to practise cases

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Nurse’s anger at Tory MP for ‘twisting my words to fit your agenda’

Holly Turner criticises Mark Jenkinson for editing what she said on BBC’s Question Time

A photo of 14 differently coloured NHS uniforms: the colours will help differentiate healthcare roles and teams

New colour for national nurse uniform announced

England’s new NHS uniforms will make staff responsibilities easier to identify

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New definition of nursing captures profession’s complexity

The RCN has updated its 20-year-old definition to reflect nursing’s safety-critical role

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Nurse test centre doubles in size as UK aims to expand intake of overseas recruits

The revamped test centre will be able to process 22,000 OSCE competency tests each year

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby to face retrial on attempted murder charge

Retrial concerns baby girl, known as Child K, who died in February 2016

Nurses on a ward wearing full personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 emergency register set to close in March 2024

Nurses who joined the temporary register during the pandemic will be advised on next steps

Second world war veteran sets world record in abseil to raise money for nursing charity

Colin Bell now holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest abseiler at 102 years old

Safe staffing: concerns that new law will fail as vacancies soar

Unions call for clarification on the role of bank staff and nursing students under new law

Fraud case casts doubt on hundreds of nurses’ competency test results

48 registrants will be investigated after ‘proxy testers’ found at test centre

Number of nursing students securing university courses through clearing drops by 12%

Workforce plan is criticised as government fails to secure boost to recruitment

Have your say on compulsory training subjects for NHS staff

Consultation seeks views of nurses to inform revisions to Core Skills Training Framework

Raising concerns: ‘Whistleblowers must be heard without prejudice’

A nurse who felt persecuted after raising concerns has called for improved training