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A group of overseas-trained nurses at Salford Royal NHS Trust in 2019

Parties’ migration policies could worsen dire nurse shortages, think tank warns

Nuffield Trust says figures highlight reliance on health and social care staff born outside the UK

Crown court building, with court service crest in the centre of the image

Band 7 nurse jailed for defrauding NHS of more than £18,000

Nurse worked agency shifts while off sick from Aneurin Bevan health board

Picture shows a health visitor with a mother and baby. Health visitor numbers in England are the lowest on record, according to an analysis of NHS data by the Labour Party.

Health visitor numbers lowest ever, says Labour Party

Analysis of NHS data reveals decline in health visitor numbers in England

Picture of Maggie Clarke, a school nurse who helped modernise a health and well-being service and has won an award from Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

School nurse wins Cavell Star Award for modernising service

Health and well-being service praised for being innovative and responsive

Nurses sit in a staff room chatting over coffee

Nurses begin industrial action over NHS pay in Northern Ireland

RCN members work to rule, but their protest is scheduled to escalate to full strike

Illustration of figures in a group where two are a different colour

Nursing associates could fill nurse vacancies in England, leaked document suggests

Text from forthcoming NHS People Plan reveals strategy to recruit 10,000 nursing associates

Mentoring on placement

NHS trust becomes first to sign pledge to improve rights of nursing students

Unison’s initiative wants ‘first taste of NHS’ to be a positive one while on placement

Image shows nurse attending to a young hospital patient

Nursing the most trusted profession in the UK four years running

Poll finds 95% of people believe nurses tell the truth, while only 14% trust politicians

Mental health services for young people

Young adults feel isolated and unaware of services to support their mental health

Mental Health Foundation survey prompts calls for improvement to local support services

UCAS website

Nursing student numbers in England still ‘nowhere near’ level required – RCN

UCAS figures show rise since last year, but college calls for more investment

Boris Johnson sits around a table talking to nurses at West Cornwall Hospital

Nurses challenge Boris Johnson as he uses hospital visit to campaign for votes

Staff at West Cornwall Hospital grill prime minister on financial hardship and nurse numbers

Illustration of a nurse writing on a staff rota board, with healthcare assistant and nurse numbers recorded

NHS relying more on support staff to cope with nurse shortage, report says

Health Foundation says HCAs and nursing associates are filling recruitment gaps

Undervalued, unsupported and stressed: why 1 in 3 nurses is looking for a new job

RCN employment survey finds pressures and lack of management support are often to blame

‘Let’s do our duty and take the flu jab,’ chief nurse urges NHS staff in open letter

Ruth May joins fellow health chiefs in bid to boost vaccine uptake in workforce

Caring nurses made my dying wife’s wedding wish come true

Widower praises ‘fantastic’ care after nursing staff organised ceremony at a day’s notice

Naps during your breaks: could it make long shifts safer?

Trust encourages nurses to treat breaks as critical rest time, particularly on night shifts

Nursing student arrives home – and saves life of neighbour’s baby

Rebecca McGhee rushed to give CPR after hearing a high-pitched scream

‘Trust failed to protect me from racist attack, even though it knew the risk’

Nurse Colleridge Bessong accuses Pennine Care Trust over service user’s violent assault

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