John Ely

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Spiritual care and COVID-19: give patients access to loved ones and chaplains – report

Dying patients deserve the solace of family and religious rites at the bedside, says study

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RCN presidential election: college sets date for extraordinary general meeting

Members will be able to discuss the disqualification of two candidates

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COVID-19: concerns over ICU nurses’ mental health as admissions rise

Three Nightingale Hospitals on standby, but no plans to support staff via mass redeployment

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COVID-19: could BCG vaccine reduce impact of infection among nurses?

Volunteers needed to see if vaccination may ‘offer some protection against COVID-19’

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NHS nurses to get paid before payday with flexible finance app

Nursing staff will be offered early access to their salary

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Overseas nurse recruitment: London trusts to join forces

NHS employers hope to cut international agency costs and standardise incentive packages

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‘Pay us fairly for the tough job we do,’ RCN tells government

The time for clapping has passed – nurses need an immediate pay rise, says Dame Donna Kinnair

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Mental health nursing: a profession with an image problem?

Outdated stereotypes could be deterring potential recruits

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RCN calls extraordinary general meeting over suspended presidential election

College was under pressure to allow EGM after disqualifying candidates

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PPE: ward staff failed to wear face masks correctly or maintain hand hygiene

Critical CQC report prompted hospital trust to retrain staff in infection control practices

Nurse dressed in scrubs and face mask slumps and looks exhausted as nurse leaders employers to protect staff ahead of a second wave of covid-19
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COVID-19 second wave: nurses need to know their employers will protect them

Nursing leaders want assurances on PPE and workforce well-being measures

MPs call for routine weekly COVID-19 testing of all NHS staff during the second wave of the pandemic
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COVID-19: NHS staff should be tested weekly, says MPs’ report

Health and Social Care Committee calls for routine tests to help prevent coronavirus spread

Two women dressed in mortar board and gowns for their graduation – as 2,000 nursing students face long delay to graduate as a result of the pandemic
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Delayed graduation: why nursing students face months of clinical placement catch-up

COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on practice learning schedules

Photograph of tired nurse
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Report calls for urgent review of impact of 12-hour shifts on nurses

The King’s Fund makes recommendations to improve well-being of staff

Picture shows a group of abstract figures representing nurses against a background of a falling graph
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Commons committee lacks faith in government workforce planning

DHSC does not know how many nurses are needed or where or in what specialisms, MPs say

Matt Hancock speaking in parliament
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COVID-19 tests: nurses among top three groups on government’s priority list

Health and social care secretary outlines criteria for rationing the tests

Nurses arriving in UK from India
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COVID-19: England’s chief nurse announces £28m fund to recruit overseas nurses

But ethics of recruiting from developing countries have been questioned

Nurse administers the flu jab to another healthcare professional in a bid to protect colleagues and patients and help ease NHS winter pressures
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Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients