Andrea Downey

Some of the nurses named in the new year's honours list
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New year’s honours recognise nurses’ efforts during COVID-19 and beyond

Vaccine workforce lead and suicide prevention programme innovator among those named

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Thousands of nurses want to quit due to exhaustion, survey shows

Many nurses say they feel undervalued, work unpaid overtime or when unwell and skip holidays

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Top ten: our most-read articles of 2021

A look back at the ten most-read news stories in Nursing Standard over the past year

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Presents from patients: when is accepting a Christmas gift not allowed?

Patients may want to show appreciation, but there are rules about gifts to staff

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NMC reports rise in discrimination against black and minority ethnic staff

Regulator affirms commitment to inclusivity as survey records increase in discrimination

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Unions join forces to call for judicial review of ‘unfair’ NHS pension charges

Millions of NHS workers have been overcharged for pension contributions since 2015

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MPs back compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations for front-line NHS nurses

Mandatory vaccination rule for front-line staff in England to take effect in April

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Loneliness and mental health struggles at Christmas: staff urged to seek support

Winter pressures and shift schedules can affect well-being, but support is available

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Record number of nursing students accepted on university courses

Health Education England chief nurse describes increased numbers as a major milestone

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Plan B: what nurses need to know about the new COVID-19 rules

Strategy to limit spread of Omicron includes mask-wearing in most public indoor venues

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Theatre nurse charged with sexual offences involving hospital patients and staff

Paul Grayson has been charged with sexual assault, voyeurism and making indecent images

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University team wants nurses’ input on protective gown designs

Ever thought your personal protective equipment could be better designed?

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New short films show ‘what a great profession nursing is’

Promotional videos show newly qualified nurses talking of pride in their new career

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Apps that can support nurses’ well-being: tried and tested options

Choosing a sleep, anxiety, mindfulness or meditation app from a clinically assured library

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Wales earmarks £18 million for more nurse training places

Funding will enable increase in 2022-23 adult and mental health nurse training numbers

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Asking retirees back to support NHS ‘won’t solve staffing issue’

Government’s reserve programme to boost staff numbers during pandemic ‘short-sighted’

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What you need to know about Omicron variant of COVID-19

Front-line staff facing greater pressure with expansion of booster jab programme

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Next year’s pay rise: further ‘dithering and delays’ unacceptable, say unions

Government pushes back a decision on 2022-23 pay offer for Agenda for Change staff