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RCN calls on government to ensure safe staffing levels for nurses this winter

Concerns over staff shortages as nurses face ‘intolerable pressure’ of COVID-19 second wave

COVID-19: 30,000 NHS staff off sick or self-isolating, warns NHS England chief

Absences affect care capacity and ‘underline need to reduce infection rate’ during lockdown

COVID-19: NMC consults on using its extended powers in future

Have your say on whether council processes amended during the pandemic should continue

RCN members asked to vote on two proposals in extraordinary general meeting

College received 1,000-strong petition after disqualifications in its presidential election

Cancer services should be ring-fenced during COVID-19 pandemic, says leading charity

Macmillan Cancer Support warns of dangers of treatment delays if specialist nurses redeployed

COVID-19 vaccine in pipeline for healthcare staff and most vulnerable says NHS chief

If ready before Christmas, some nurses could receive it in early 2021

COVID-19: routine testing imminent for front-line nurses, says NHS England chief

Sir Simon Stevens suggests testing could commence within six to eight weeks

COVID-19: free hot meals for NHS nurses as England prepares for second lockdown

Deliveroo relaunches its Support the NHS campaign with food deliveries to hospitals

Northern Ireland announces free hospital parking for healthcare staff until March 2021

Department of Health reintroduces free parking in response to COVID-19 pandemic

RCN updates nurses’ pocket guide to women’s health

Free-to-download guide helps non-specialist nurses recognise common women’s health issues

RCN deputy president resigns

Yvonne Coghill steps down two months before the end of her two-year tenure

NHS nursing staff receive Pride of Britain award for work during COVID-19 pandemic

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praise ‘dedicated NHS staff’ while presenting special award

COVID-19 visiting: families ignoring social distancing rules ‘adds to pressures’

Intensive care nurse says staff are facing the extra pressure of trying to enforce the rules

Healthcare whistleblowing: the e-learning modules that will help nurses speak up

Online training aims to give staff at all levels confidence to speak up about poor care

COVID-19: RCN Foundation to fund research on effective leadership during pandemic

Charity offers up to £30,000 for studies that highlight ‘positive experiences’

COVID-19: patient-facing healthcare workers face greater risk of hospital admission

The people they live with are also more vulnerable to the disease, Scottish study shows

Nurse pay: RCN urges staff to lobby MPs for 12.5% wage rise

College steps up campaign to persuade chancellor to give fully funded pay increase

Hospital meals: nurses and patients to benefit from review

TV’s Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith sets out food safety plan for NHS trusts