Andrea Downey

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Nurse-led programme redirecting patients from ED saves hundreds of clinical hours

Emergency department trial in London has saved around 450 clinical hours in first two months

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Overseas recruitment: government promises 10,000 nurses by end of March

Pledge is part of plan to tackle all-time high waiting list for treatment in England

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Intensive care nurses in Oxford to lose pay premium due to ‘inequities’

Nurses at John Radcliffe Hospital reportedly disheartened but no one has complained to RCN

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Scottish nurses furious over pandemic thank-you payments to highly paid council staff

Thousands of the £500 payments went to council staff far from front line, GMB union says

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Most nurses approve controversial update of post-registration standards, regulator says

Proposed changes seen as fit for purpose and they now go to NMC for approval

Sajid Javid
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COVID-19 jab no longer mandatory for front-line nurses as government announces U-turn

April deadline scrapped to make way for consultation amid worries over staff shortages

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: we’ll keep reviewing the rules, says minister

Sajid Javid tells MPs every nurse and other front-line health worker should be vaccinated

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Inflation-proof pay rise for nurses might ‘persuade many burnt-out staff to stay’

Unions give evidence to NHS pay review body and demand action from ministers

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COVID-19: what will the lifting of Plan B restrictions mean for nurses?

RCN says end of mandatory measures will ‘do nothing to relieve pressure on NHS’

Nurse dons PPE, which will still be provided free in England
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PPE for COVID-19: free provision is extended to next year

Nurses should never be left to buy their own protective equipment, union insists

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New COVID-19 self-isolation rules: what nurses need to know

Isolation period for people testing positive in England reduced to five days from 17 January

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Nurses condemn Boris Johnson over lockdown party in Downing Street

Prime minister apologises for lockdown party as nurses take to social media to protest

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Respiratory illness in children: nurses urged to check symptoms

Charity warns rise in infections could coincide with surge in COVID-19 infections

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Rules change from today for nurses testing positive in lateral flow tests for COVID-19

Asymptomatic nurses won’t need PCR test in move to ease staff absences, free lab capacity

Elizabeth Anionwu
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Nurses go on social media to urge vaccine take-up as infection rates continue to rise

Nurses on Twitter share reasons for being vaccinated and encourage others to do same

Army medics deploy to London hospitals in COVID staff absence crisis
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Military medics plug NHS staffing gaps in COVID-hit hospitals

‘Hurried’ NHS deployment points to depth of staffing crisis as COVID-19 absence spirals

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NHS needs 17,000 more nurses to deal with patient backlog

Lack of government plan to tackle record waiting lists, says former health secretary

Nurse sits with head in hand, looking drained
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We’re beyond tired: nurses open up about why so many want to quit

Toll that punishing workload and unpaid hours are taking is revealed in nurses’ own words