Andrea Downey

Relief for Northern Ireland community nurses as temporary increased mileage rates agreed

Health minister Robin Swann announces an increased allowance to be reviewed in six months

Nurses on a picket line at Ulster Hospital in January 2020, when RCN members staged a second 12-hour walkout as part of a dispute over pay parity and safe staffing

As biggest rail strike in 30 years begins across the UK – will nurses be next?

Disputes are taking shape over NHS pay, with a warning that many experienced staff could quit

One in five NHS staff looking for new job as living costs soar

Health unions say situation worsening by the week and more staff are turning to food banks

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, a region where agency spending rose sharply

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

Children’s nurse Lucy Letby, who is to stand trial on multiple counts of murder and attempted murder

Chester hospital neonatal murder charges: not-guilty verdict on one count

Nurse Lucy Letby remains charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown addresses RCN congress in Glasgow 2022

Food poverty: decent NHS pay would put an end to nurses queuing for food banks

Former prime minister Gordon Brown calls for action on nurses’ pay and short-staffing

RCN general secretary Pat Cullen gives keynote speech at college’s 2022 congress in Glasgow

NHS pay: don’t be embarrassed to ask for more, because you’re worth it

Nurses’ safety-critical work does not get the recognition it deserves, says union leader

Make period products free for struggling nurses, say unions

Survey reveals nearly one quarter of people who menstruate struggle to afford sanitary items

RCN needs to overhaul how it is run, independent report finds

Governance review calls on college to take action on strategy and leadership roles

Nurse wins compensation after £10k fine for NHS pay protest in lockdown

Mental health nurse Karen Reissmann sued police and said event had aimed to ‘protect the NHS’

We can’t afford to pay high parking charges for work, say nurses

Staff lodge official complaint about parking charges at Leighton Hospital, Crewe

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons today

Nurses react angrily to Sue Gray report on lockdown parties

Revelations in report on COVID breaches in Downing St prompt disgust among nurses

Health inequalities: learning disability nurses need central role in new health checks

Programme aims to improve access to timely treatment in Scotland, in line with rest of UK

NMC set to overhaul public health and community nursing post-registration standards

NMC’s co-produced changes will update, modernise and streamline post-registration standards

Hospitals set up food banks and emergency loans for nurses

RCN criticises the ‘outrageous state of affairs’ and demands fair pay for staff

Hospital worker arrested after infant dies of suspected poisoning

Woman reported to be a nurse suspected of administering poison with intent to endanger life

Nurses urge mayor of London to alleviate pressures faced by staff

‘Frank discussion’ with Sadiq Khan covered topics including short staffing and patient safety

Nursing and midwifery university places rise in Northern Ireland

Funding rise will see 1,335 places available in 2022-23, with recruitment of nurses critical

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