Andrea Downey

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Lucy Letby: baby allegedly force-fed ‘additional amounts of milk’

Nurse accused of overfeeding girl after helping with banner to mark baby’s 100th day of life

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Staff shortages most common reason for cancelled operations

Analysis of non-clinical reasons for cancellations comes amid record-high staff vacancies

A picket line outside the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast as nurses across Northern Ireland staged a 12-hour strike over pay in 2019
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Delayed pay offer to nurses in Northern Ireland rejected

Offer similar to those in England and Wales dismissed as RCN says strikes will go ahead

Hands holding a gift box wrapped in ribbon
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A time for giving – but nurses must beware presents from patients

With nurses only able to accept trivial gifts, our podcast discusses what might be permitted

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ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

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Nurses set to vote on government’s ‘best and final’ pay offer

RCN Scotland members have between 5 and 19 December to let the college know their position

Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf, who has announced the latest NHS pay offer, talks to an NHS nurse
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NHS pay: ‘Best and final’ offer falls short of nurses’ demand, so what can union do now?

RCN leaders plan their next move after Scottish Government unveils improved offer

Panorama footage of Edenfield Centre
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Inspectors find too few nurses at scandal-hit mental health trust

CQC says some areas require ‘significant improvement’ at trust in Manchester

Publicity to promote RCN president election 2022
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RCN president election: college members have been urged to use their vote

Four nurse candidates standing for key ambassadorial role for nursing in UK and globally

Nurses hold banners calling for better pay during march in London
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Nurses’ strike plans suspended after pay talks get off to a ‘positive’ start in Scotland

Union says constructive opening to negotiations means strike dates can be put on hold

Winter pressures in hospitals
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Winter pressures: nurses ‘unlikely’ to face disciplinary action if care is compromised

Nurse leaders allay fears over disciplinary action for care affected by winter challenges

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Well-being fund set up in memory of a nurse who died by suicide

The Amin Abdullah RCN Foundation grant will make awards of up to £1,000 to nurse-led projects

Lucy Letby
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Lucy Letby: colleague who had ‘sleepless nights’ recalls odd rash on Child D

Paediatrician confirmed ‘full house’ of indicators that baby had been injected with air

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Lucy Letby ‘hovering around’ before Child D’s death, court hears

Child D’s mother describes seeing Ms Letby in the neonatal unit evening before baby’s death

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NHS prepares for potential mass walkouts as RCN strike ballot closes

Trusts in England are being asked to ‘stress-test’ services ahead of possible strikes

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Will nurses strike over pay? Anticipation mounts as ballot closes

Results will show if nurses have met threshold of votes needed to trigger industrial action

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Lucy Letby: court hears nurse told colleague it was ‘all a bit much’

Jury shown messages Ms Letby sent to friends following her shift after Child C’s death

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Report exposes high cost of hiring overseas and agency nurses

Reliance on overseas recruits to plug staffing gap branded ‘false economy’ by RCN