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Feeling menopausal? Don’t be embarrassed to ask for reasonable adjustments at work

Menopause symptoms are forcing women to give up on their careers, so employers must help

Employers failing nurses on flexible hours due to staff shortages

While a few trusts are trailblazing the practice, some nurses told ‘not to bother asking’

Exploited and lied to – how overseas nurses are mistreated when they come to work in NHS

Stories of unfairness prompt call to lobby trusts on ethical policies for overseas nurses

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

Nurses with long-COVID are being abandoned instead of supported

Nurses with long-COVID face a lottery of care and need better support from NHS and employers

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

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

Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

We’re off: NMC reveals extent of exodus from register as many leavers blame pandemic

Find out reasons why nurses say they feel forced to turn their backs on their careers

Nurses with disabilities are ‘being let down’ by NHS employers

Nurse Bethann Siviter responds to report showing lack of workplace adjustments for many staff

Campaign reveals the laughably thoughtless gifts given to nurses by employers

Stale biscuits and patronising badges are among the tone-deaf rewards chosen during pandemic...

Attracting more men: is targeted recruitment key to unlocking growth in nurse numbers?

The nursing student cohort continues to be female-dominated thanks to stereotyping

Do's and don'ts of wearing gloves: help curb waste and avoid skin problems

To mark Glove Awareness Week, nurses are advised to change routines by reducing  glove use

Menopause: shift work and long hours exacerbate symptoms

Nurses need better support to cope with menopause symptoms to enable them to stay in post

Target of 50,000 more nurses by 2024 is ‘missing the point’, says think tank

The King’s Fund says target needs to be based on expected rise in demand for health services

Hospital staff protest against closure of affordable on-site nurseries

Nurses may be forced to quit as closures come amid cost of living crisis, warns Unison

Many nursing students could be owed thousands in benefits due to DWP miscalculations

RCN study finds half of nursing students with children are owed Universal Credit payments

Nurses reveal shocking abuse they face from patients as backlog rises

Abuse blamed on frustrations due to stretched services, with pressure exacerbated by pandemic

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