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Police watchdog will not probe Met over search for nursing student

Referral deemed ‘invalid’, after Owami Davies was found safe and well

Northern Ireland nurses to join other UK nations in industrial action ballot

Health workers in NI, who have not received a 2022-23 pay offer, will be included in RCN vote

UK must stop poaching nursing staff from poorer countries, warns ICN chief executive

Howard Catton says ethical guidelines on overseas recruitment must be strengthened

Datix reports ignored or discouraged as staffing crisis prompts safety concerns

Nurses continue to log safe staffing concerns despite being told it’s a ‘pointless exercise’

Huge response to idea of relaxing English language requirements for overseas nurses

NMC has already received more than 31,000 submissions – a record for one of its consultations

12-month suspension for nurse who defrauded health board over bank shift payments

NMC hears that Emma Lavelle and colleague falsely claimed £1,504 for work not undertaken

COVID-19: autumn booster plan confirmed for front-line health and social care staff

As COVID-19 cases rise, the vaccination plan is extended to avoid extra pressure on NHS

Nurses overlooked in DHSC learning disability and autism plan, says RCN lead

Move to get people out of mental health hospitals fails to engage with specialist staff

Nurses accuse government of ‘emotional blackmail’ after it refuses to fund fair pay deal

Health leaders say they may have to decide between wages increase or providing cancer care

Nurses’ views needed on proposed changes to education standards

NMC consultation looks at entry requirements, placements, and knowledge or skills criteria

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Government votes to allow agency staff to cover work of striking nurses

Unions warn move will undermine patient safety and is damaging to nurses’ right to strike

COVID-19: UK nations prepare to end special sick pay arrangements for nursing staff

Nurse leaders say government is not adequately supporting those workers with long-COVID

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

Racism in the NHS: promotion twice as likely for white nurses

RCN survey shows racism is rife and black and Asian nurses often miss out on promotion

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

Overworked, no lunch breaks, chronic staff shortages – nurses speak out

RCN congress discusses long hours and votes to investigate its impact on nurses’ health

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