Andrea Downey

Neonatal unit nurse Lucy Letby, smiling
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Lucy Letby: ‘nurse injected air into baby’s stomach in third attempt to kill her’

Prosecution alleges neonatal nurse would go on finally to kill infant in a matter of days

Pink wooden blocks lined up to spell the word 'menopause'
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Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

Strikers at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield last week
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Strikes making workloads more challenging, says NHS chief executive

NHS England’s Amanda Pritchard says effect of action by nurses and other staff is obvious

Nurses and their supporters marching to Downing Street
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Nurses’ strike live: news and pictures from the picket lines on day four

Defying freezing weather, nurses stage fresh strike to demand fair pay and safe staffing

Strikers at St George's Hospital in London
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Voices from a nurses’ picket line: the pressures that are driving us closer to quitting

Many nurses say they struggle to cope amid long shifts without a break and appalling pay

Nurses on strike outside Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
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Nurses’ strike: news and pictures from the third round of industrial action

Nurses across England brave cold to stand on picket lines in third day of historic strikes

Striking nurses in December
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Nurses’ strikes paused in Scotland after fresh proposal

Talks point to improved offer including one-off payment and accelerated pay deal next year

Staff in a fast-paced emergency department
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Tell your manager if you’re struggling to cope as winter pressures mount, urges NMC

Your employer has a duty of care to you, and you need that more than ever, says regulator

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Nurses in pilot scheme to assess care home residents for dementia

Move follows a successful trial in Norfolk that saw 95 people receive a dementia diagnosis

Seated woman in a nursing home sitting room is offered support by member of nursing staff
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NHS crisis can’t be solved without fixing social care – health leaders’ stark warning

Nurse shortage and other capacity issues in adult care must be a top political priority

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‘We’ll broker a fair pay deal for nurses’, vows Labour leader

In a new year’s speech Sir Keir Starmer said poor pay was a massive part of crisis facing NHS

Prime minister Rishi Sunak speaking in London today
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PM hints at steps to avert more strikes by nurses

Sunak remarks suggest softening of stance on refusing direct talks to resolve pay dispute

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Two-day strike announced for January if ministers fail to enter pay talks

Nurses at 55 NHS trusts will stage two-day walkout unless government softens stance

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Scottish nurses set to strike after rejecting ‘final’ pay offer

Ballot of RCN Scotland members saw 82% reject government offer of around 8%

Bradford Royal Infirmary
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Nurses’ strike: all the news from the second day of industrial action

Nurses return to picket lines as strike over pay and staffing continues

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Christmas cheer: Uber offers nurses discounted rides and meals

Company continues its festive tradition to thank staff in ‘our brilliant NHS’

Pat Cullen on picket line
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Nurses’ strike: all the news from today’s picket lines

Nurses take to picket lines as other unions show support

Display of several different Scottish bank notes
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Nurses’ pay must take priority in Scottish budget, RCN says

Grasp opportunity to support and retain existing nursing staff, Scottish Government told