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Students to see rise in clinical placement expense allowances

Boost in travel and accommodation reimbursement falls short of help students need – union

Letby inquiry gets power to compel witnesses to give evidence

Public inquiry into crimes by neonatal nurse will aim to ensure lessons are learned

NMC plans new free speech and social media guidance

Nurse removed from register for saying Tory voters ‘do not deserve to be resuscitated by NHS’

NHS pay must rise if long-term workforce plan is to succeed, says IFS

Workforce targets will only be met if salaries are able to attract and retain staff

Labour vows to get tough on NHS managerial misconduct in wake of Letby case

Managers will be disbarred for serious misconduct under Labour government, says Wes Streeting

Consultation launched on law that could see striking nurses sacked

Ministers seek views on how anti-strike law should work but unions still pledge to oppose it

Nurse pushes for £25k compensation after unfair dismissal

Tribunal rules that research nurse Clare Jackson’s down-banding amounted to unfair dismissal

Nurses encouraged into research to improve patient safety

Combining clinical practice with research would also boost job satisfaction

Nurses rescue poorly hedgehog who wandered into emergency department

A hedgehog called John is on the road to recovery after being pampered by nurses

Practice nurses at risk of being sidelined in primary care revamp

Many could end up leaving because their skills and experience are not recognised, says QNI

Heading for departures: surge in nurses applying to practise overseas

Steep rise in NMC registrants seeking to work outside UK blamed on chronic staff shortages

Lucy Letby inquiry should be given more power, NHS ombudsman tells health secretary

A statutory inquiry would be able to ‘compel witnesses’ and investigate leadership

Former head of nursing at Letby hospital referred to regulator

Alison Kelly is referred to NMC after concerns over handling of fears raised by consultants

Lucy Letby: police praise nurses who testified in distressing trial

Officers acknowledge the emotional impact on colleagues and witnesses

Static mileage allowances hinder community nurse recruitment and retention

Essential car use unaffordable for many staff as mileage rates fail to match petrol prices

Lucy Letby given whole life sentence

Nurse refuses to attend court to hear sentencing after murder convictions

Former head of nursing says she ‘lacked information’ to remove Letby from neonatal unit

Karen Rees says she was not given enough information to justify removing Letby earlier

Lucy Letby: police review care of babies in Liverpool and Chester as inquiry is called

Independent inquiry will examine how clinicians’ concerns about nurse were handled

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