Jo Stephenson

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Transgender nurses in the workplace: how trusts are supporting gender diversity

The NHS has made rapid progress in recent years – and we all have a part to play

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Nurse’s Flu Bee Game adapted to boost take up of the COVID-19 vaccine

Corona Bee Game encourages players to learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine

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Nurses report heightened anxiety and depression during COVID first wave

Nurses working with respiratory patients during first wave of COVID-19 experienced...

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Can virtual placements compare? The realities of blended learning during COVID-19

Nursing courses moved classes online amid the pandemic, but some changes might stay

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Susan Aitkenhead appointed RCN’s director for Scotland

Deputy chief nursing officer for England replaces Theresa Fyffe at end of January

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ICU choir sets its sights on UK chart’s Christmas number one spot

The ICU Liberty Singers' charity single will go up against Robbie Williams and Jess Glynne

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RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

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COVID-19: trust offers new head coverings to meet needs of nurses

Innovation by ward manager prompts trust to offer staff head coverings with extra long ties

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Portrait ‘sums up commitment of nurses’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency nurse says painting of her in full PPE captures experience for many in first wave

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Specialist practice qualifications: relief at proposal to retain SPQs

NMC plans to keep district and practice nursing SPQs – while creating generic community award

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Domestic abuse policy offers trust staff support and paid leave

Policy pledges financial and well-being support to nurses in abusive relationships

Mental health nurses Shona Watts and James Smith pictured at their whirlwind wedding
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Nurse couple marry on a day’s notice after lockdown scuppers wedding plans

Mental health nurses rush to arrange ceremony postponed due to COVID-19

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RCN joins call for Christmas pay rise to boost morale

Letter to prime minster from 14 unions says pay rise could boost exhausted nurses

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COVID-19: critical care nurse-to-patient ratio redefined as 2:1 for second wave

Temporary guidelines aim to avoid ICU nurses being ‘spread too thinly’

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RCN calls on government to ensure safe staffing levels for nurses this winter

Concerns over staff shortages as nurses face ‘intolerable pressure’ of COVID-19 second wave