Andrea Downey

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

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Make period products free for struggling nurses, say unions

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

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

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

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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’

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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
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Nurses react angrily to Sue Gray report on lockdown parties

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

Nurse talks to man with a learning disability during a health check
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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

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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

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Hospitals set up food banks and emergency loans for nurses

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

​  Birmingham Children’s Hospital Picture: iStock  ​
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Hospital worker arrested after infant dies of suspected poisoning

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

City Hall, London
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Nurses urge mayor of London to alleviate pressures faced by staff

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

Campus of Queen’s University Belfast
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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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Nurses ridicule idea of delaying retirement to plug gaps in care

Many nurses take to Nursing Standard’s Facebook page in response to NHS letter to retirees

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Use International Nurses’ Day as time for reflection and self-care

Nurses are urged to think about their own health, and also use the day to celebrate nursing

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital nurses charged with mistreatment

Lancashire police charge five people with criminal offences as part of a major investigation

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Nurse speaks out as COVID-19 care home discharge policy ruled unlawful

Anita Astle says High Court decision is welcome but won’t ‘bring back loved ones’

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Time to stop NHS blame culture and learn from failures, say MPs

Health and Social Care Committee report says NHS compensation system ‘not fit for purpose’