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Agency and social care nurses less likely than NHS staff to have had first COVID-19 jab

Nurses who haven’t received first dose tend to work outside health service, survey suggests

COVID-19 vaccines safety study wants nurse participants

Drug Safety Research Unit aims to record side effects that can be linked to vaccinations

‘Cheerful, hardworking and kind’ nurse dies of COVID-19

Colleagues pay tribute to Chris Buckingham who ‘truly reflected the core values of nursing’

Lockdown saw fewer BAME people attending emergency departments

Overall attendance fell as COVID-19 hit, but more so in certain ethnic groups

COVID-19: psychological distress higher for nurses than their colleagues – review

Examination of pandemic studies says mental health effects could last for up to three years

More online nursing courses on offer this spring

Virtual learning seen to offer flexibility, with postgraduate and undergraduate options

Pregnancy discrimination in the NHS: nurse wins compensation from trust

Line manager asked nurse to stop waiting for her antenatal appointment and return to work

COVID-19: nurse dies after redeploying to intensive care

Nurse and senior theatre practitioner Terry Boston-Marsh remembered for ‘calm, kind nature’

COVID-19: body of dead patient remained on ward for five hours due to short-staffing

CQC inspectors reveal what care looks like in a pandemic, with not enough nurses to go round

Fitness to practise: why nurses’ employers should cut down on NMC referrals

Regulator urges managers to avoid blame and deal with nurses’ performance issues locally

COVID-19: photograph starkly depicts stresses nurses are enduring

Picture of critical care nurses hugging during gruelling shift attracts global comments

Healthcare staff vaccination: lead by example and have the jab, say chief nurses

Nurses and colleagues have a duty to be immunised, urge health leaders in open letter

Hospital PPE: the badges that show the human face of healthcare in the pandemic

Nurses wear stickers printed with their smiling faces to put patients at their ease

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

Mental health nursing student dies of COVID-19

Mother of two Angella Naggayi was studying at Edinburgh Napier University

COVID-19 survivor nurse holds her baby girl for the first time

New mum is reunited with daughter after 76 days in hospital

Will there be a COVID bonus for NHS staff, prime minister?

Boris Johnson evades question with ‘inaccurate and demoralising’ statement on nurses’ pay

All nursing students should be eligible for COVID-19 death in services payments

Unite says families of nursing students who die of COVID-19 in service should receive pay out