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Number accepted onto UK nursing courses falls 13%, prompting calls to scrap fees

NHS workforce plan ‘stumbles at first hurdle’ as nursing degree figures drop in every country

Nursing student left in tears as university error blocks registration

Some 200 nursing students to be compensated after mixup prevents them starting jobs

Ban on expensive nursing agencies in bid to curb spending

Step by Northern Ireland’s health and social care trusts aims to rein in agency spending

How will ambitious nursing student targets set in the NHS workforce plan be met?

Calls for more detail on how nursing degree places will be increased

Flexible working: nurses urged to have their say on new rules for employers

A new code of practice will include changes to the law set for next spring

Need a change of scene? Be a nurse on a remote Scottish island

Role on Fair Isle in Shetland combines independent working with breathtaking surroundings

Safer staffing and breaks – what nurses really need to reduce burnout

Nurses share their suggestions, which also include good work-life balance and better pay

‘I know of nurses from India living in terrible conditions’ in the UK

Spokesperson for Kerala nurses talks of multiple families crammed into small houses

Nurses offered COVID booster to prevent winter staff absences

Nurses made eligible for vaccination to protect NHS from absences due to the virus

Periods at work: trust offers free sanitary products to staff

Shropshire trust’s initiative aims to support people during the cost-of-living crisis

Lucy Letby jury told they can return majority verdicts

Jury has spent a month considering verdicts on nurse who denies murdering seven babies

Nurse burnout: ‘urgent action’ need to stop staff exodus

Report highlights 40% of nurses feel burned out at work and suggests solutions

Spot constipation in people with learning disabilities, campaign urges

Nurses asked to help tackle serious health complications in people with a learning disability

Does your pay band match your competency and responsibilities?

NHS Pay Review Body calls for review on nurse bandings to be completed swiftly

Infection prevention app for social care staff aims to be a one-stop support tool

Care home staff can get guidance quickly after tool was designed with their sector in mind

Crisis deepens in district nursing as student numbers fall

New data show a 9% decrease, raising concerns about community care

Community team inappropriately used WhatsApp to share patient data

NHS Lanarkshire failed to put clear policies in place around the use of the app

International nurses tell of crying after shifts, trauma and racism

Report finds nurses trained overseas feel misunderstood and are treated unfairly