Andrea Downey

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‘We won’t pay’: nurses baulk at possibility of forking out £50 a month on COVID tests

Nurses have been left in limbo over rules on routine testing from 1 April

Picture of a nurse filling her car at a petrol pump
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Cut in fuel duty not enough to help community nurses, RCN says

Nurses driving to see patients need additional payments and review of mileage rates, it says

Baroness Sheila Hollins speaking in the House of Lords
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All nurses to have training on learning disabilities and autism

Mandatory training requirement is added to a Bill now going through parliament

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‘Crazy’ fuel hikes could drive us out of profession, say nurses

Patients could be put at risk if nurses unable to carry out frequent home visits, RCN warns

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Healthcare support for Ukrainian refugees: guidance issued for NHS staff

Advice includes checklist for caring for those fleeing war and helping them access services

Chancellor Rishi Sunak must decide how high a priority nurses’ pay should be
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NHS pay: below-inflation rise (aka real-terms pay cut) ‘highly likely’

Nurses face losing out as chancellor grapples with competing pressures on public spending

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New endometriosis nurses to improve care of chronic condition

Specialist posts to be funded by yearly £1 million investment for each health board in Wales

Three people pulling in one direction and one person running off in another as unions disagree on NHS pay campaign
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NHS pay: unions accuse RCN of weakening their negotiating position on 2022-23 pay award

Unison, Royal College of Midwives and others voice dismay at RCN’s break-away stance

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Nursing and midwifery vacancies in Scotland reach record high

There were more than 6,000 unfilled nursing posts at the end of 2021

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Nurse vacancies: publishing workforce projections ‘doesn’t go far enough’

RCN comments on House of Lords vote to request more regular staffing data from government

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From the COVID-19 front line to Olympic curling champion

Nurse Vicky Wright won gold in Beijing and says the sport helps her cope with work pressures

Health leaders oppose end of COVID rules, including free lateral flow tests
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Scrapping COVID rules would be gung-ho and a leap in the dark, say health leaders

Will you feel safe at work with no fresh guidance on infection prevention and control?

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Government rejects calls to address nurse burnout and shortage

Unions say government focus is on cost ‘above all else’ instead of NHS workforce

Staffing level boards at a hospital in Grimsby, north Lincolnshire
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Unions condemn refusal to introduce safe staffing law on nurse-patient ratio in England

Onus will remain on employers at local level despite legislation in other UK nations

RCN balloted Northern Ireland members on 3% pay offer
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NHS pay ballot: have nurses moved one step closer to taking industrial action?

Resounding vote by RCN members in Northern Ireland’s NHS makes their discontent clear

woman looks unwell at home as NHS issues guidance to employers on long-COVID
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Give staff with long-COVID chance of redeployment ahead of dismissal – NHS guidance

NHS England says trusts should seek alternative roles for staff on long-term sick leave

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PM’s ‘reckless’ plan to scrap COVID regulations causes concern for vulnerable groups

Nurses left with no clear guidance over infection risks and self-isolation changes

Nurse ponders issues of COVID vaccination for healthcare staff
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Refusing COVID-19 vaccination will not place your NMC registration in jeopardy

It’s up to nurses’ employers to address vaccine hesitancy, insists regulator