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Long-COVID: nurses struggling to recover from coronavirus need support of employers

Call for research into COVID-19’s long-lasting effects among nursing staff

RCN launches phone app for students and newly qualified nurses

Starting Out app offers learning resources, career and financial advice and counselling

NHS figures reveal April peak in nurse sickness absence due to COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and depression also accounted for one quarter of absences in May

Nurse numbers in England up by more than 14,000, according to NHS data

University admissions figures also show record numbers accepting a place to study nursing
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Nurses urged to join the 10k challenge and help healthcare colleagues

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign is run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Report calls for urgent review of impact of 12-hour shifts on nurses

The King’s Fund makes recommendations to improve well-being of staff

Commons committee lacks faith in government workforce planning

DHSC does not know how many nurses are needed or where or in what specialisms, MPs say

Caring for families when a child dies: nurses publish bereavement care standards

Guidance explains how you can do your best for grieving parents

COVID-19 tests: nurses among top three groups on government’s priority list

Health and social care secretary outlines criteria for rationing the tests

COVID-19: England’s chief nurse announces £28m fund to recruit overseas nurses

But ethics of recruiting from developing countries have been questioned

Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients

BAME nurses: online resource will celebrate their contribution to healthcare

You can help by sending details of inspirational careers and ‘unsung heroes’

RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

COVID-19: inability to obtain test forces nurses to take time off work

Staff with symptomatic children have to self-isolate, which puts strain on colleagues

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

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