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RCN announces candidates for president and deputy posts

Nurses can vote throughout September in a postal ballot, with the results due on 1 October

COVID-19: nurses must self-isolate on return to England from a high-risk country

Government removes blanket exemption for profession and introduces 14-day quarantine rule

COVID-19 risk: BAME healthcare workers study gets go-ahead

UK-wide project will explore how virus affects staff from minority ethnic groups

Furious nurses say no pay increase after COVID-19 work is ‘kick in the teeth’

Healthcare staff marched on Whitehall to demand a pay rise after risking their lives

Flexible working must become the norm, says NHS People Plan

Long-awaited retention and recruitment plan says NHS must build on change related to COVID-19

Fitness to practise: unions raise concerns over public access to virtual hearings

They warn that recordings from NMC proceedings could be posted on social media

Public back ‘significant’ NHS pay rise, Unison survey finds

More than two thirds think nursing staff should receive wage increase this year

COVID-19: doubt over future numbers of overseas nurses coming to UK

Report says international supply will be hit by travel restrictions and increased competition

Nurse protests planned over lack of pay rise for NHS workers

Unite calls public sector pay announcement a ‘slap in the face’ for nursing staff

Researchers to design nursing care system for COVID-19 patients

University of Exeter will lead a study to build on innovations developed during the pandemic

PPE wearer’s guide for nurses: War Horse actors among performers to offer their tips

Actors with experience of restrictive costumes have contributed to the guide for NHS staff

Sexual harassment by patients or the public: RCN issues advice for nurses

Guidance aims to support nurses to speak up and encourage employers to tackle the issue

COVID-19: ‘long and fraught’ recovery predicted as UK struggles with staff shortages

UK will take longer to recover than most comparable countries, says Nuffield Trust report

NMC develops five new principles of preceptorship to support newly qualified nurses

RCN welcomes regulator’s scheme that offers structured support and improves staff retention

Sepsis: many lives could be saved if paramedics had clear IV antibiotics guidance

Study reveals a drive for early sepsis diagnosis and pre-alerting the receiving hospital

Pay supplements touted for hard-to-recruit nursing posts

Proposed use of premiums worth up to 30% of salary dismissed by RCN as ‘sticking plaster’

Nurses looking after dying COVID-19 patients were bullied, union claims

Staff said they were shouted at, denied PPE – and faced ‘hell’ if they spoke out

ICN releases new worldwide nursing anthem

‘I Am a Nurse’ was recorded at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic

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