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ICU nurse’s rainbow mural honours colleagues’ work during COVID-19’s first wave

Mural incorporates names of staff at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s ICU

Chancellor’s spending review denies nurses early pay rise

RCN general secretary says Rishi Sunak has failed key workers he applauded earlier this year

Picture shows a cyclist carrying a rucksack labelled Uber Eats

Uber offers free Christmas rides and meals for NHS staff

‘Helping hand’ for health and social care staff across the UK valid at Uber and Uber Eats

Student attrition rate remains unchanged, despite RePAIR project

Call for strategy to get to grips with reasons for leaving and help tackle nurse vacancies

COVID-19: tributes paid to nurse who died a year after leaving Caribbean to join NHS

Medway NHS Foundation Trust staff nurse Hannah Jackson died after contracting COVID-19

Julia Senah, founder and clinical director of Almond Care, has been nominated for 'inspirational businesswoman' award

Nurse in the running for inspirational businesswoman award

Julia Senah set up community care business after experiencing amnesia and partial paralysis

Vaccination

Should COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for nurses?

Nursing Standard’s Facebook debate reveals staff are divided on the issue

UK chief nurses and NMC issue letter of support

Open letter warns of winter pressures adding to strain of pandemic’s second wave

Rishi Sunak

Give fair pay to nurses, RCN urges chancellor

Call for 12.5% pay rise comes ahead of next week’s spending review announcement

RCN told to update its election rules following independent review

Report by QC says college should modernise election guidelines to reflect social media use

COVID-19: nursing students asked to share their experiences of NHS placements

UK-wide COV-ed Nurse study looks at how well students were prepared for pandemic

Coronavirus-positive and told to keep working on the wards

Asymptomatic nurses in US and Belgium are asked to care for patients with COVID-19

COVID-19: trust offers new head coverings to meet needs of nurses

Innovation by ward manager prompts trust to offer staff head coverings with extra long ties...

NHS staff in Scotland to receive new pay deal in recognition of pandemic efforts

First minister Nicola Sturgeon makes announcement during Scottish Trade Union Congress speech

Portrait ‘sums up commitment of nurses’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency nurse says painting of her in full PPE captures experience for many in first wave

RCN postpones extraordinary general meeting – and explains why

‘Pressures of second COVID-19 surge’ would hinder full participation, says council chair

Trust backtracks on staff free parking exclusion

COVID-19 arrangements at Belfast trust initially excluded agency staff, students and locums

Domestic abuse policy offers trust staff support and paid leave

Policy pledges financial and well-being support to nurses in abusive relationships

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