Melinda Gillen

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Survey on how NHS refers to black and minority ethnic groups seeks acronym alternatives

Body set up to tackle health inequalities is committed to avoiding terms such as BAME and BME

Childhood immunisation: best-practice guide for nurses published

Checklist designed to reduce vaccination errors and optimise programme efficiency

nurse looks exhausted as MPs call for better workforce planning to address nurse burnout

Nurse burnout now an emergency and only staffing overhaul can resolve it

Exhausted NHS staff need to feel confident better workforce planning is on its way, MPs say

Duchess of Cambridge praised nurses in Nursing Now closing video

Duchess speaks of heartfelt gratitude to nurses for their sacrifices in the pandemic

The royal was delivering video message to mark end of Nursing Now campaign

Queen’s Speech: government fails to include investment in nursing staff and social care

Priorities should be addressing nursing vacancies and social care reform, says RCN

Glove awareness campaign highlights need to reduce use, even in pandemic

RCN glove awareness week encourages nurses to protect their skin and share advice

Sue Tranka, newly appointed chief nursing officer for Wales

Next chief nursing officer for Wales is named

Sue Tranka will take over from outgoing CNO Jean White

NHS in England consults nurses on introduction of national, standardised design

Your nurse’s uniform: is a national, standardised design a good idea?

NHS consults nurses in England about consistency of uniform design

nursing staff member receives coronavirus vaccine as RCN survey points to gap in coverage across nurse workforce

COVID-19 vaccine: nursing staff outside the NHS in longer wait for second jab

Gap in coverage between nurses working for the NHS and those in other sectors

Government considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for nurses working in care homes

RCN says nurses must be supported in making an informed choice about vaccination

COVID-19 backlog could overwhelm workforce, warns cancer charity

Government ‘must address staffing crisis now’ to ensure access to cancer nurse specialists

COVID-19: nurses sign open letter demanding better PPE and ventilation

Political leaders told to improve equipment to reduce airborne transmission on general wards

COVID-19 vaccine programme expanded to front-line health and social care staff

News comes as Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine now approved for use across the UK

Delay in nurses’ pay rise confirmed in letter from health and social care secretary

RCN says government is dragging out the process and nurses should not have to wait

Adult social care sector gets first-ever chief nurse

Deborah Sturdy will champion social care nurses and provide clinical leadership

Trailblazing midwife appointed to chief nurse role

Gloria Rowland, UK’s first black African director of midwifery, takes south west London role

RCN postpones extraordinary general meeting – and explains why

‘Pressures of second COVID-19 surge’ would hinder full participation, says council chair

Rise in nurse numbers on register – but NMC cautious about future recruitment

Long-term impact of COVID-19 is unknown, says council chief Andrea Sutcliffe