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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 to face retrial on attempted murder charge

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

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

Nurse on trial for ill-treatment says she showed patients only ‘care and devotion’

Catherine Hudson has admitted stealing medications but denies charges of ill-treatment

Strikes: minimum service levels could force hospital nurses to work

New consultation could affect nurses in urgent, emergency and ‘time-critical’ services

Flexible working: NHS Employers wants to hear your views

Nurses are being urged to complete a survey on new culture of flexible working

Apply for grant to research nurses’ mental health and well-being

The Amin Abdullah RCN Foundation Grant was set up in memory of a nurse who died by suicide

Lucy Letby to appeal against murder convictions

Lawyers apply for permission to appeal, following nurse’s whole-life sentence

‘General practice nurses need mandatory menopause education to meet women’s care needs’

GPN calls for boost to menopause support in primary care, in light of her own experience

Recruitment and retention wish list: the changes nurses say would help keep them

And you’ve guessed it… pay, safety, flexibility and career progression among top priorities

‘We’ll move quickly’ to implement Martha’s rule, government confirms

Government pledges fast introduction in England, giving patients access to a second opinion

Preventing nurses’ suicides: new toolkit lists warning signs and how to respond

Nurses are seen at particular risk due to work pressure and fear of letting patients down