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Calls to bring back face masks to combat new COVID-19 variant

NHS has received calls to reintroduce personal protective equipment as per WHO advice

Junior doctors’ strike: do nurses have to pick up the workload?

A fresh wave of NHS industrial action is likely to directly affect nursing workloads

Nursing apprentices celebrate as their programme’s first cohort to qualify

Two-year programme was established by independent healthcare provider

NHS staff fork out £46.6m to park at work as fees soar by 830%

Government criticised for not fulfilling its pledge to crack down on unfair parking fees

Unions would rally behind nurses sacked under ‘toxic’ new strike law, says TUC

Right to strike will be defended in face of new law on enforcing minimum service levels

Letby inquiry: former head of nursing named as core participant

Alison Kelly is one of four former senior managers who will be part of the inquiry

Nurses need to push ministers further over pay, says RCN’s Pat Cullen

College would back nurses to strike again after making only modest progress last year

The nurses recognised in the 2024 new year honours list

Leaders in dementia, cancer, community and mental healthcare among those recognised

NHS pay: delay to next deal looks likely as minister emphasises need for ‘affordability’

Health unions accuse government of trying to interfere in pay review body’s independence

50,000 extra nurses pledge met mostly via overseas recruitment

Only 3,500 of the 50,000 nurses were sourced from domestic retention or recruitment

Doctor who sexually harassed two nurses avoids suspension

‘Proportionate’ sanctions to be imposed on Nour Rezk after a GMC appeal

Boost to nursing workforce as student places double in ten years

1,000 nurses and midwives set to qualify in Northern Ireland after boost to student places

Nurse retention must improve amid ‘stubbornly’ high vacancy rates

RCN Scotland urges government to fund reforms including a shorter working week

Nurse jailed for seven years for ill-treating patients

Catherine Hudson was convicted of drugging patients on a stroke unit to ‘keep them quiet’

Pay review: delay inevitable as government yet to trigger 2024-25 process

Any pay deal decided will not be completed before new financial year

Protecting you from physical and verbal abuse – what healthcare organisations can do

Framework aims to help employers prevent and learn from patients’ or public’s attacks

Freedom of speech: new guidance for nurses on expressing opinions

The NMC has clarified when publicly aired opinions could compromise fitness to practise

Lucy Letby struck off NMC register in formal move following murder convictions

Serial child killer did not contest fitness to practise process, but maintains her innocence