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Should specialist nurses be asked to help cover cleaning duties on wards?

Nurses turn to social media to call out disrespectful request that undermines profession

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NHS pay rise: nurses are a force to be reckoned with

Until the government values nursing there will always be recruitment and retention crises

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Striking nurses

NHS pay deal: could this be the moment when nurses decide it’s time to strike?

Calls for industrial action likely as inflation dashes hopes of progress on nurses’ pay

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Will renewed NHS parking charges be the final straw for many nurses?

Ending free parking for hospital staff is out of touch with rising cost of living pressures

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Flexible working: why the NHS must make it work if it wants to retain its nurses

Nurses deserve work-life balance and employers must find ways to help them achieve it

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NHS nurse retention: yes pay is key, but so are working conditions

Nursing staff need and deserve not just time for breaks, but the spaces to take them

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While you’re running on empty, health services are running on your guilt and goodwill

Nurses feeling duty-bound to turn up for work when sick is unfair and unsustainable

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Mandatory vaccination: ‘no jab, no job’ rule is more like ‘no sense, no sensitivity’

Staggeringly high staff sickness levels must force the government to think again

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Where next?: how the pandemic has made nurses reconsider their careers

Whether leaving the register, changing roles or improving practice, your well-being is vital

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Alcohol use: what to do when a coping mechanism becomes a serious problem

Don't let stigma or fear stop you from accessing the support you need

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Nurses are exhausted and need incentives – ultimatums do nothing for workforce retention

Our end of life care survey shows impact on patients when nurse staffing is inadequate

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Flexible working requests: is work-life balance finally within reach?

If this rule change is handled well by employers, it could herald a cultural shift in the NHS

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Could curtailing practice hours improve students’ experience of clinical placements?

New nursing student numbers are up but our attrition research suggests a complex picture
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NHS pay award: having to wrangle over a fair deal is the last thing nurses need now

If ministers want to boost nurse retention, a mere 3% pay award is not the way to do it
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Mandatory vaccination for nursing staff: why conversation trumps coercion

Expert persuasion is a far better way to combat vaccine hesitancy than legal diktat
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Anger over pay and staffing is not surprising, but it is preventable

Nine out of ten nurses tell our survey the don’t feel valued by politicians in power
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Nurses’ uniform: is it time to ditch the dress for good?

Lessons may be learned from the workwear experience of nurses in the pandemic
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Is nursing a calling or a career choice?

The idea of nursing as a vocation is at odds with a professional image – and salary to match

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