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Agency nurse bill for England tops £4.3 billion over five years

Government criticised for shortsightedness and lack of planning amid growing workforce crisis

NHS winter crisis plans: more beds and hubs, but no extra nurses

Without staffing solutions, ‘war room’ centres plan will only increase pressure, experts warn

Nurse struck off after accepting £100 gift from patient’s relative

NMC FtP hearing found that Ann Goodfellow failed to declare the cash gift to her manager

Preceptorships should be at least six months for every newly registered nurse in England

New national framework sets out expectations of work-based support for new nurses

Lucy Letby: court hears of nurse’s texts to colleagues hours after first alleged murder

The accused nurse also searched for babies’ parents on Facebook

Is your nurse uniform menopause-friendly?

Menopause-friendly uniforms would help with nurse retention, says RCN women’s health expert

Continue voting to strike despite pay talks, union urges nurses in Scotland

Pay negotiations have resumed but RCN Scotland says ‘our members are at breaking point’

Lucy Letby: case against nurse is not ‘a done deal’, says defence barrister

Jury told Ms Letby was dedicated and there is no evidence of her causing harm

A cut above: one nurse’s pioneering hair and skincare project

Ginny Wanjiro sources products for patients from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

Childcare: many band 5 nurses struggle with nursery costs of up to 70% of take-home pay

Childcare costs are forcing workers to leave the NHS for better pay, warns charity

Overseas recruitment: UK urged to offset its ‘nursing footprint’

Howard Catton highlights ‘catastrophic’ impact of recruiting on poorer countries

Michael Rosen 100% supports nurses’ right to strike and can’t bear to see them underpaid

The author was speaking at a coronavirus remembrance service in central London

Climbing Everest no different to being a nurse – QNI conference

Mountaineer Kenton Cool drew parallels during talk on resilience on World Mental Health Day

Nap pods, posh coffee and snacks: nurses challenge trust over TikTok clip

Barts Health NHS Trust video of luxurious space for non-clinical staff deemed ‘insensitive’

Thérèse Coffey says nurses won’t get higher pay offer

Health and social care secretary ‘not anticipating’ any further increase

RCN culture inquiry finds 'division and distrust'

General secretary Pat Cullen apologises on behalf of the college and promises overhaul

Suicide risk: ‘deeply alarming’ rise in NHS staff seeking help as cost of living spirals

Suicide support charity figures show a marked rise in healthcare workers seeking help in 2022

Cuppa conundrum: should I make tea for patients’ family and visitors?

Nursing student Freda sparked debate on social media when musing over tea-making etiquette

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