John Ely

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

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended
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RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation
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Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Pat Cullen (centre) with striking nurses in December 2019
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Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

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Violence against nurses: government plans to double prison sentence to two years

Extension to existing law will cover England and Wales

Picture shows a nurse being helped to put on personal protective equipment
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Song inspired by nurses’ work during pandemic will raise funds for staff support

Working on the Frontline features in charity album in aid of RCN Foundation COVID-19 fund

Nurse talking to a patient and taking notes
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Prostate cancer: charity urges nurses to be vigilant as referrals halve since lockdown

Know risk factors as 27,000 fewer men referred than expected, says Prostate Cancer UK

Older people returned to the register
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Most nurses on COVID-19 temporary register not tempted to stay

More than a third of those surveyed were likely to rejoin permanently, says NMC

Apprentice trains to be a nurse
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‘Top-up’ apprenticeships ‘will help provide the next generation of nurses’

Nursing associates and assistant practitioners can apply for two-year training

RCN president Anne Marie Rafferty: ‘Council is working to resolve the situation as swiftly as possible’ Picture: Barney Newman
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RCN council to elect new chair and vice-chair

President reveals timetable – but announces she was disqualified from presidential election

Funding for learning disability apprentices
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Cash boost promised for learning disability nurse degree apprenticeships

Employers will receive £3,900 extra per year for the specialist apprentice placements