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COVID-19: body of dead patient remained on ward for five hours due to short-staffing

CQC inspectors reveal what care looks like in a pandemic, with not enough nurses to go round

Fitness to practise: why nurses’ employers should cut down on NMC referrals

Regulator urges managers to avoid blame and deal with nurses’ performance issues locally

One in four kidney cancer patients has no access to named nurse specialist

Poll also finds almost half of people with kidney cancer had a late-stage diagnosis

Healthcare staff vaccination: lead by example and have the jab, say chief nurses

Nurses and colleagues have a duty to be immunised, urge health leaders in open letter

Hospital PPE: the badges that show the human face of healthcare in the pandemic

Nurses wear stickers printed with their smiling faces to put patients at their ease

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

Mental health nursing student dies of COVID-19

Mother of two Angella Naggayi was studying at Edinburgh Napier University

COVID-19 survivor nurse holds her baby girl for the first time

New mum is reunited with daughter after 76 days in hospital

Will there be a COVID bonus for NHS staff, prime minister?

Boris Johnson evades question with ‘inaccurate and demoralising’ statement on nurses’ pay

All nursing students should be eligible for COVID-19 death in services payments

Unite says families of nursing students who die of COVID-19 in service should receive pay out

RCN urged to make election policy clearer after disqualification controversy

Policy should be ‘clear and concise’ with a rethink of sanctions, finds independent review

Higher COVID-19 death rate among nurses requires urgent investigation, says RCN

ONS reports higher death rates in healthcare staff compared with other working age people

RCN submits demand for 12.5% rise to pay review body

College stresses link between fair pay and safe staffing, and says it makes economic sense

Six-month jail sentence for ‘needlessly vicious’ assault on nurse

Attacker pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting an emergency nurse

RCN demands better PPE to protect staff against COVID-19 variant

College calls for all nurses to have ‘intensive care’ quality face masks amid heightened risk

Nurses need legal protection for care compromised by pandemic, says nursing leader

Nicki Credland calls for legal protection for nurses as staffing pressures continue

Army deployment in NHS hospitals exposes scale of staffing crisis

Soldiers help relieve twin pressures of COVID-related staff absence and soaring bed demand

Pay rise for nurses would boost wider economy, report says

RCN welcomes ‘compelling argument’ in consultancy report supporting nurses’ pay rise

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