Andrea Downey

Strikers at Leeds General Infirmary on 1 May
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Union challenge on using agency staff to cover for striking nurses opens at High Court

Unions say allowing agency staff to cover for nurses is interference with right to strike

A court artist's sketch of a seated Lucy Letby wiping her eyes while taking the stand as the judge looks on
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Lucy Letby trial: nurse was ‘stunned’ by Child A’s death

The nurse told the court she was not supposed to be on shift the night Child A died

Nurses on the picket line at Newcastle Royal Infirmary, striking for better pay and working conditions
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Nurses’ strike: staff take to picket lines for seventh time

RCN members will strike from 8pm tonight until 11.59pm on 1 May

Photo of nurse protesting for more pay, illustrating story about imminent nurses's strike
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Make exemptions to nurses’ strike – or risk lives, NHS leaders warn

NHS Confederation says care for patients in life-critical situations will be compromised

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Lucy Letby sent ‘kind words’ in sympathy card when unable to attend Child I’s funeral

Nurse photographed the card she sent to parents of Child I, who she is accused of killing

Photo of nurse looking nervous in a hospital car park
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Many nurses still face unsafe parking and journeys to work

Union cites dimly lit car parks, long walks to public transport at night, and parking fees

Striking nurses outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast: nurses in Northern Ireland are no closer to a pay deal and may be forced to strike
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NHS's only nurses with no pay offer 'are being left to sink'

With no revised offer or funds for a rise, Northern Ireland nurses may be forced to strike

Picture posted on Twitter by a nurse of a discounted Sunday dinner
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Nurses’ well-being: would discount meals at work help?

One trust provides free breakfasts and cut-price dinners to help cope with cost of living

RCN headquarters brass name plate – RCN claims petition opposition its leaderships was partly falsified
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RCN calls in cyber security firm amid claim signatures on a petition were falsifed

Petition called for no-confidence vote on college’s leadership following NHS pay offer

A nurse helps an older patient walk down a hospital corridor: promised funding for social care reform has been halved despite warnings of catastrophic effects
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Social care funds slashed by £250 million amid staffing crisis in struggling sector

Promised funding has been halved despite warnings of ‘catastrophic’ effects

Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour health spokesperson said: ‘The new health secretary must prioritise tackling the workforce crisis if we are to truly see recovery in the NHS'
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Agency staff bill exceeds £26 million in just three months

Scottish Labour reveals ‘unsustainable’ spending including cover for 34,000 nursing shifts

Matthew Osborne
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Emergency nurse resigns on Twitter, saying he can’t face working in NHS any longer

Nurse tags MPS in early morning tweet citing anxiety about working in ‘broken’ care system

Dave Dawes, former RCN council chair, who lodged ten complaints against the RCN
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Former RCN council chair’s case against the RCN: the verdict

Tribunal rejects six of Dave Dawes’ complaints against the college

Striking RCN nurses on a picket line in Cardiff – as RCN continues with pay talks
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NHS pay rise: bank nurses will lose out on some of the money to be paid in salaries deal

One-off, unconsolidated salary top-up will not be applied to bank nurses’ pay in Wales

Nurse wearing PPE at patient’s bedside in ICU at St George’s Hospital in London during the COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID death-in service compensation: do you know anyone who’s still missing out on help?

Uptake of cash assistance scheme for nurses’ dependents lags behind pandemic death toll

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Lucy Letby trial: doctors demanded CCTV cameras at neonatal unit

Senior doctors resisted nurse’s return to duties unless CCTV installed, court hears

Adrian and Kacper Dzialo outside Nottingham Trent University, both are studying mental health nursing there, and they want to encourage more men to consider the profession
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Modern family: father and son enrol on same mental health nursing degree

The classmates are encouraging more men to consider the nursing profession

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Lucy Letby trial: ‘unusual’ levels of gas found in abdominal X-rays of two baby triplets

The brothers died on consecutive days while under the care of the accused nurse