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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

Rape threats, predatory staff and daily misogynies: nurses reveal scale of abuse in NHS

Nurses use Survivors in Scrubs website to report sex-based power imbalances 

Nurses in Scotland asked if they would strike in ballot on 5% pay offer

RCN is asking nurses to reject the offer and say if they would consider industrial action

Nurse who gave first COVID-19 jab to receive George Cross on behalf of NHS England staff

May Parsons will accept the medal for heroism and courage in the face of extreme danger

New health secretary told to urgently address nursing workforce crisis

Steve Barclay is told he faces ‘big and pressing challenges’ as nurses await pay award

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

TV series shows day-to-day pressures for nursing staff in London emergency department

The ITV documentary Emergency Nurses: A&E Stories is filmed in Northwick Park Hospital

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

Nurses in Scotland urged to reject 5% pay offer in ballot

Offer fails to recognise safety-critical role of nursing and soaring cost of living, says RCN

Bullying in the NHS: steep rise in complaints about managers and other colleagues

Staff need to know concerns will be taken seriously as employers insist they’re doing more

Whistleblowing nurse awarded over £460,000 after unfair dismissal claim is upheld

Linda Fairhall lost her job after raising concerns about staffing levels and workload

Suspended: Band 6 nurse who was obsessed with looking up people’s medical records

Her confidentiality breaches involved relatives, neighbours and a colleague

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

QNI urges Sajid Javid to work with nurses to ease high fuel costs

Charity raises ‘serious concerns’ for community nurses who are struggling

Rise in vacancies intensifies pressure on staff as agency spending surges

Nursing teams’ morale hard to sustain and lack of continuity threatens patient care – union
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Finalists for the RCN Nursing Awards 2022 revealed

Shortlist announced for the awards that showcase the very best of the profession

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