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Quarter of nurses cite stress and poor mental health as reasons for leaving – NMC survey

More than 1,600 nurses shared their views on why they left the profession

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Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: find out who has made the finals

Our shortlist showcases professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care

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Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

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Online nursing degrees will be on offer from January

Seven universities in England have signed up to provide the ‘blended’ degrees

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COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases

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Matt Hancock declines to promise pay rise this year for NHS nurses

Health secretary quizzed on call for ‘real-terms’ pay offer in light of effort in pandemic

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IV medications errors: guidelines improve safety if nurses road-test them first

Study found nurses’ input into how guidance is written reduces errors

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Nurses need new pay deal not COVID bonus, PM told

Aside from applause and kind words, pay must be enough to attract and retain nurses, RCN says

Patients give vote of confidence for nurses, but have concerns about staff shortages

Majority of hospital patients always have confidence in nurses, reveals 2019 survey

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COVID-19: emergency departments ‘not fit for purpose’

Survey of ED clinicians reveals concerns over lack of isolation facilities

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Book of Remembrance: share your memories of nurses who lost their lives in pandemic

Online book is your chance to pay tribute to nursing staff who died

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COVID-19: infection rates higher among nurses than doctors, say researchers

Study reveals breakdown of infection rates by staff group at Oxford trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ names new chief nurse

Avey Bhatia, who succeeds Dame Eileen Sills, pledges to tackle barriers faced by some nurses
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COVID-19: Labour urges government to extend mental health support for nurses

It’s time to give back and protect NHS and care staff, says shadow health minister
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On placement and shielding: how technology allows nursing students to ‘be there’

Attending virtual placements will help ensure final-year cohort can graduate on time
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Nurses among NHS staff to feature in society photographer’s NHS tribute

Rankin’s health service portraits celebrate ‘incredible efforts’ of workforce during pandemic
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Nursing students to be paid until end of COVID-19 placement contracts

HEE guidance ‘ends confusion’ for students who swapped studies for paid placements in NHS

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