Andrea Downey

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng at the door of 10 Downing Street
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Now give nurses a proper pay rise: tax cut for highest earners prompts backlash

Pay rise for nurses matching inflation now seen as ‘political choice’ after mini budget

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‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

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World Health Organization warns of staffing crisis about to hit UK nursing workforce

One in five nurses nearing retirement with not enough nursing graduates to replace them

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Protected nurse title: Office for National Statistics lists job terms as ‘registered’

The change has been welcomed by campaigners as a step towards formal legal recognition

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NHS discount service to provide nurses with free hand cream to help with damaged skin

Blue Light Card and skincare brand Nursem teamed up for this year’s National Eczema Week

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‘She lit up the room’ – nurse recalls effect of the Queen’s visit

In one of her final public engagements the Queen gave hope to patients at a hospice

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Queen’s Nurses pay tribute to their patron Elizabeth II

Holders of the prestigious nursing title discuss what the late monarch meant to them

Image of a row of building blocks spelling the word 'nurse'
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Nurses a glaring omission from new health secretary’s list of priorities

Thérèse Coffey infuriates nurses by failing to mention the profession among her priorities

Picture shows a female nurse receiving the COVID-19 booster vaccination
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Nurses can get COVID-19 autumn booster jab from this week

With winter surge expected in COVID and flu, nurses are urged to get booster now offered

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Missing nursing student: police launch new appeal more than a month after last sighting

The most recent images of Owami Davies were captured in CCTV in Croydon on 7 July

Children with autism or speech problems are having to face longer waits for help due to a shortage of nurses
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Community nurse shortage having ‘dire’ effect on patients

NHS providers warn that without action the waiting list for community care will rise

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Nurse pay: Scottish ballot result shows appetite for strike action

Most RCN members who responded gave ‘clearest signal yet’ that industrial action is imminent

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Vaccinations and PPE provision: we want to hear nurses’ views

Have your opinions on vaccines and personal protective equipment changed during the pandemic?

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Missing nursing student: more CCTV images released with appeal for further information

‘Don’t underestimate how important your call could be,’ say police in search for Owami Davies

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Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

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First cohort of Kenyan nurses on NHS fast-track scheme start work

Thirteen nurses joined Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to boost NHS numbers

Owami Davies
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Missing nursing student: fifth man arrested, police make fresh appeal to public

Police make renewed appeal for information about Owami Davies, who vanished over a month ago

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Petition urges Government to rethink scrapping NHS COVID sick pay

Nurses with long-COVID say the payments were a lifeline providing financial security