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NMC fails to meet dealing with FtP caseload for third year in a row

Professional Standards Authority review finds regulator taking too long to resolve cases

Now give nurses a proper pay rise: tax cut for highest earners prompts backlash

Pay rise for nurses matching inflation now seen as ‘political choice’ after mini budget

District nurses: Labour pledges to double the number who qualify each year, if elected

Measures will be funded by restoring 45% tax rate for high earners, says shadow chancellor

NHS trusts will receive more cash to help recruit overseas nurses

Funding jumps to £7,000 per nurse for Q1 2023 despite concerns about hiring from abroad

Many NHS and social care workers no longer earning a living wage

One NHS employee told campaign group they were ‘down to one meal a day’

Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Call for urgent social care funding as NHS faces winter ‘health emergency’

NHS warning that social care will impact emergency care as patients cannot be discharged

Unions challenge legality of government's new strike rules

Rules allow employers to use bank and agency staff to cover nursing shifts during strikes

Compensation in doubt for families of nurses who died from COVID-19

Some families received payouts but others could lose out as life assurance schemes close

Bankers’ bonuses could pay 80,000 nurse salaries, MP claims

Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge made the comparison as chancellor may scrap bonus cap

Emotion and pride of nurses who marched in the Queen’s funeral procession

‘Honoured’ to represent profession at funeral for sovereign who was RCN patron for 65 years

Fair pay for nursing: RCN confirms rescheduled date for strike ballot

The ballot will now open on 6 October, with the union urging nurses to vote for a strike

'Night shifts prepared me' says nurse who queued to see the Queen

Senior sister moved by experience but other nurses disappointed at being unable to attend

World Health Organization warns of staffing crisis about to hit UK nursing workforce

One in five nurses nearing retirement with not enough nursing graduates to replace them

Blow for senior nurses as pay rise anomaly leaves many worse off

Delayed pay award puts some in new pension bracket, owing hundreds in backdated contributions

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