Andrea Downey

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Lucy Letby trial: doctor asked for nurse to be removed from duties

Hospital boss refused to remove nurse from neonatal unit, court told

Striking junior doctors hold banners outside UCLH during their 72-hour BMA strike in England
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NHS trust’s appeal to nurses to work extra hours as junior doctors stage strike

Nurses’ union urges members to do nothing that could undermine impact of medics’ walkout

A picket line outside St Thomas' Hospital in London
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No deal yet on nurses’ pay – talks to continue next week

Talks with health unions described as ‘constructive’ by DHSC as strikes remain paused

Striking nurses on an RCN picket line near Cardiff University Hospital hold placards that call for better pay
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Pay talks back on… even though union members have already accepted latest offer

Negotiations restart as Welsh ministers move to avert more strikes following RCN ultimatum

Nurses’ uniforms in Scotland, where a national uniform already exists
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Comfort and pockets: what nurses really want from a national uniform

As a garment supplier is chosen the priorities are comfort, free movement and deep pockets

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Lucy Letby trial: doctors ‘felt pressure to not make a fuss’ despite concerns

Consultant says concerns were raised with senior staff eight months before nurse left ward

Nurses striking in Manchester this month. RCN members outside of Scotland are still awaiting satisfactory progress on pay.
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Nurses urged to vote for key pay deal to be ‘best paid in UK’

RCN says offer for Scotland ‘will make a positive difference for our members’

Photo of striking NHS nurses from University College Hospital London in protest over pay and patient safety
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Nurses’ strike: unions warn of ‘perilous consequences’ to RCN-only pay talks

Singling out RCN for pay talks could prolong strikes and jeopardise Agenda for Change

Court artist sketch of Lucy Letby appearing in the dock at Manchester Crown Court: Consultant Ravi Jayaram recalls the moment he linked the cause of babies’ deteriorating health with a possible air embolism
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Lucy Letby trial: ‘a physical chill went down my spine’ consultant tells court

Ravi Jayaram recalls the moment he discovered possible cause of babies’ deterioration

Nurses and their supporters marching through London to Downing Street
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Nurses’ strikes paused as ‘intensive’ pay talks to go ahead

Dramatic breakthrough will see RCN and DHSC meet tomorrow to discuss pay and productivity

Scottish health and social care secretary Humza Yousaf listens to a briefing by advanced nurse practitioner Amanda Bendoris during a visit to Falkirk Community Hospital in 2022
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Nurses head up task force to improve working conditions – but not pay

‘The voice of nursing is being heard’ says RCN, as Scotland seeks to resolve pay dispute

An ambulance with lights flashing on a busy road
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Should nurses help screen 999 calls to ease pressure on ambulances?

Effort to cut ambulance journeys could see nurses talk to patients who make emergency calls

Raigmore Hospital with signboard in front of building
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Patient died after falling out of bed due to lack of nursing staff

Lack of nurses meant vulnerable patient did not receive care he needed despite staff requests

Artist’s sketch of Lucy Letby in the dock at Manchester Crown Court
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Lucy Letby: baby girl’s seizures did not happen naturally, court told

Baby with unexplained seizures is one of ten the nurse is accused of attempting to murder

Strikers at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield on 15 December 
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Nurses' strikes: emergency dept, intensive care and cancer nurses set to walk out

RCN tears up agreement to protect hospital areas from strikes as Barclay refuses to budge

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Antiques Roadshow special to trace the history of nursing

The BBC show looks at early uniforms and stories from the Windrush generation of nurses

Striking nurses outside Royal Preston Hospital today 
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Nurses’ strike live: walkouts enter their sixth day

Staff begin further day of action in bid to put pressure on ministers over NHS pay talks

Striking nurses on the picket line with placards for fair pay at the University Hospital of North Durham
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Nurses’ strike live: news and pictures from day five

Nurses return to picket lines as fight for fairer pay and working conditions continues