Andrea Downey

Hospital cleaning
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Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

CCTV image of missing nursing student Owami Davies
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New CCTV images of missing nursing student as fourth man arrested

Police release images of Owami Davies on 7 July, the night she disappeared

Image of a wall with a hole torn in it exposing the words 'No hidden fees'
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Crackdown on punitive fees that seek to prevent overseas nurses moving jobs

Move aimed at rogue employers means they can now only claim back genuine expenses

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Missing nursing student: two men arrested on suspicion of murder

Police investigating the disappearance of Owami Davies from Essex continue to detain two men

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Menopause leave: NHS can be a ‘trailblazer’ and improve retention

More support for those experiencing symptoms could also help keep staff, says RCN forum chair

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‘Outsiders’ perception pushing black and male nurses to fitness to practice hearings

NMC raises concerns about lack of support for nurses from ethnic minority backgrounds

Nursing student Owami Davies
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Police launch appeal for information to help locate missing nursing student

Owami Davies of Grays in Essex was last seen in West Croydon on 7 July

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
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Call for nurses to do cleaning on wards labelled 'disrespectful'

Hospital wanted nurses to clean door handles and answer phones but is told to plan better

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Pre-trial hearing: nurse on murder charges appears in court

Lucy Letby appeared at Manchester Crown Court today charged with the murder of seven babies

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Union challenges legal change on using agency nurses as cover during industrial action

Unison has written to the business secretary informing him it will seek a judicial review

A learning disabilities nurse explains a hospital passport to a patient at a London hospital
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NHS told to make better use of hospital passports to support patients

Passports support patients with communication difficulties and help flag them to nurses

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Nurses in Wales prepare for ballot on industrial action after ‘insulting’ 4% pay offer

Welsh Government blames below-inflation increase on lack of funding from Westminster

A busy hospital reception area with nurses checking documents or on their way to other areas
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Nurse shortages contributing to greatest ever workforce crisis

Persistent understaffing now a serious risk to staff and patients, says Commons report

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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
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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

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

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