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Return to practice nurse

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Anxiety, headaches and chest problems: sharp rise in nurse sickness since COVID-19

Winter well-being campaign aims to encourage staff to prioritise mental and physical health

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Son of nurse who died with COVID-19 is among first to benefit from memorial bursary

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation distributes education grants to children of deceased NHS staff

Nurses who refuse COVID jab will not face risk fo FtP, says NMC

Nurses refusing COVID-19 jab will not face threat of fitness to practise proceedings

Staff uptake of vaccine is a local issue for healthcare employers to address, insists NMC

Pay ballot box

Nurses to be balloted on next steps in dispute over Scottish Government’s 4% pay offer

RCN Scotland will hold an indicative ballot of members

Nurse uniforms survey: have you changed your laundry habits since the start of COVID-19?

All healthcare staff asked to share their views in a confidential survey

Prioritise nurses at petrol pumps or patient care will suffer, warn nursing chiefs

Petrol distribution crisis has prompted panic buying, preventing nurses from doing their jobs

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Last chance to have your say in the Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey

Survey focuses on nurses’ experiences of end of life care during COVID-19

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Simulated learning hours set to play bigger role in students’ clinical practice

NMC proposals would allow up to 600 hours to count towards requirements

Flu vaccination: incentives and on-site jabs trialled to boost care home staff uptake

Only 33% of social care staff in England had the voluntary vaccine in 2020-21

Kenyan government denies it will receive cut of nurses’ salaries as part of UK deal

Unemployed Kenyan nurses will come to work in NHS to boost numbers

BMA calls for tougher custodial sentences following violence against Manchester GP staff

Government must tackle ‘wave of growing abuse’ against GPs and practice staff

Unlimited flexible working requests for nurses after NHS rethink on work-life balance

Move is part of an expanded flexible working policy hoped to improve staff retention

‘Under pressure like never before’: Northern Ireland calls on 100 army medics

Request comes after two trusts issued appeals for exhausted nurses to take on extra shifts

Unison members join RCN colleagues in rejecting 3% pay rise

Overwhelming opposition will prompt further Unison ballot on industrial action

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