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Countdown to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Virtual awards ceremony – and the RCN Nurse of the Year announcement – takes place next week

COVID-19 second wave: nurses need to know their employers will protect them

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

More nurses needed in prisons to help prevent avoidable deaths – briefing paper

RCN and independent panel say nurses should come from many specialisms

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

NHS staff uninformed about asbestos-related risk in workplaces, charity says

Study recommends mesothelioma awareness be added to mandatory staff training

Mary Seacole among black Britons honoured with special post boxes

Special edition post boxes to mark Black History Month honour contributions of black Britons

Delayed graduation: why nursing students face months of clinical placement catch-up

COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on practice learning schedules

RCN’s Beat the Flu campaign warns of double jeopardy with COVID-19 this winter

Campaign urges nurses and healthcare staff to get the flu vaccination as early as possible

Billions of PPE items on order as NHS prepares for second wave of COVID-19

Four-month stockpiles of personal protective equipment will be in place from November

Long-COVID: nurses struggling to recover from coronavirus need support of employers

Call for research into COVID-19’s long-lasting effects among nursing staff

RCN launches phone app for students and newly qualified nurses

Starting Out app offers learning resources, career and financial advice and counselling

NHS figures reveal April peak in nurse sickness absence due to COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and depression also accounted for one quarter of absences in May

Nurse numbers in England up by more than 14,000, according to NHS data

University admissions figures also show record numbers accepting a place to study nursing

SSKIN pressure ulcer song: award for team’s ‘uplifting’ awareness campaign

Community nurse’s rewrite of Pet Shop Boys hit has had thousands of views of YouTube
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Impact of the pandemic on end of life care: take part in our survey

Tell us how COVID-19 has affected the care of dying patients

Nurses urged to join the 10k challenge and help healthcare colleagues

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign is run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

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

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

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