Melinda Gillen

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

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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

Professor Deborah Sturdy

Adult social care sector gets first-ever chief nurse

Deborah Sturdy will champion social care nurses and provide clinical leadership

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Trailblazing midwife appointed to chief nurse role

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

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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

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Chester hospital deaths: nurse charged with murder of eight babies

Lucy Letby, who worked at Countess of Chester Hospital, also faces attempted murder charges

COVID-19: NMC consults on using its extended powers in future

Have your say on whether council processes amended during the pandemic should continue

COVID-19: routine testing imminent for front-line nurses, says NHS England chief

Sir Simon Stevens suggests testing could commence within six to eight weeks

RCN updates nurses’ pocket guide to women’s health

Free-to-download guide helps non-specialist nurses recognise common women’s health issues

COVID-19: RCN Foundation to fund research on effective leadership during pandemic

Charity offers up to £30,000 for studies that highlight ‘positive experiences’

Nurse strike: docked pay still not reimbursed

Northern Ireland nurses still waiting for wages to be repaid after pay parity strike action

COVID-19: redeployment of lung cancer nurses adversely affected care pathway

Report reveals that due to their respiratory ward experience many nurses were redeployed

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