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BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience
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Coronavirus: nurse in self-isolation says process is ‘not being dealt with effectively’

Anyone asked to go into self-isolation should stay at home for 14 days, says PHE

UK burns specialist matron flies to New Zealand to care for volcanic eruption patients

Lucy Hall responded to appeal for international help to relieve over-stretched nurses

FtP evidence: prospect of impact statements sparks fears for nurses’ mental health

NMC is exploring whether to use patient experience statements, despite stakeholder warnings

London Marathon nurse finally receives her Guinness World Records certificate

Jessica Anderson cited as ‘proof that not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear scrubs’

How a new nursing role is tackling hospital-associated harm

UK’s first consultant nurse in harms-free care champions holistic approach to patient safety
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Coronavirus: healthcare worker at emergency department among confirmed cases

Hospital in West Sussex informs fellow staff of diagnosis

Top nurses in training for the London marathon

Chief nurse and Florence Nightingale Foundation CEO will raise funds for future nurse leaders
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Coronavirus: search for patients treated by infected healthcare staff

Two medical centres close in Brighton as government announces new quarantine powers

Plans to allow nurses to train as doctors are met with caution by nursing leaders

Professor criticises ‘hare-brained’ proposals, while RCN says standards must not slip

Not even Storm Ciara can stop us: nurses brave extreme weather to reach patients

District nurse teams face down danger to get to patients in greatest need

Nurse suicide risk: national institute working on ‘evidence gap’ in figures

Latest ONS data on suicide risk among nursing professionals in the UK are from 2015

Rise in number of mature applicants to nursing courses in England

Overall applications also rise, but RCN says numbers are still ’way below what is needed’

Flu jabs for nurses: one in three did not have this season’s vaccine by new year

Front-line nurses’ uptake falls far short of NHS vision for workforce immunisation

Safe staffing in the NHS: nurses and patients petition prime minister Boris Johnson

Activists want to keep pressure on ministers over nurse numbers and a safe staffing law

Last call for entries to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

There’s still time to submit your entry – but you’ll have to be quick!

End of life care: volunteers will offer company for dying patients where nurses can’t

Charity project will train volunteers to provide much-needed support in NHS hospitals

Two nurses referred to NMC as part of rogue breast surgeon inquiry

The Paterson Inquiry also criticised collaboration in health and social care regulation

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