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Coronavirus: retired nurses set for non-patient facing clinical roles

Older nurses, those with health conditions can help when NHS is under considerable strain

Assaults on nursing staff: trust chief tells court about impact of attack

Written statement submitted ahead of sentencing for Boxing Day assault on emergency workers
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‘Context will count’ for nursing care given in a widespread coronavirus outbreak

NMC releases statement on how it will consider potential fitness to practise cases

‘Let’s stop talking about a crisis in nurse staffing’

Care minister Helen Whately tells MPs they are in danger of ‘talking down’ the NHS

Guernsey pay dispute: RCN members vote to strike if 10% increase not achieved

Action will occur if deal fails to be agreed with island’s government
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Coronavirus response: scepticism at plan to bring former clinicians out of retirement

Nurses’ concerns over how quickly older nurses could be deployed – and risks they’d face

Doctors praise nurses for their support when they have been bullied at work

But anecdotes also reveal incidents of bullying by senior nurses

Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

How does your workplace help or hinder you? Tell us about your job and conditions

Last chance to take our quick survey on the factors that are part of nurses’ working lives

Number of NHS nurses in England rises – but union says patient demand is not being met

Latest figures show 8,570 more nurses, though number of health visitors has fallen

CPR guidance to be updated after controversial fitness to practise ruling

RCN says update will give nurses clearer direction on resuscitation decisions
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Coronavirus: new guidance aims to ‘fully prepare’ NHS staff to treat patients

Advice from NHS Staff Council includes rest breaks and ‘fit testing’ face masks

University in bid to secure NMC sign-off on new nursing courses after initial rejection

NMC said proposals did not meet its ‘challenging’ new standards

Emergency department nurses supported over patients with mental health symptoms

Guidance sets out protocol for working together to treat patients in emergency departments

‘Corridor nursing’: the new normal for emergency nurses

Emergency departments resort increasingly to providing care in non-designated areas – survey

Schoolchildren to design uniforms for nurses of the future

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s legacy

Deal done: nurses vote to end dispute about pay and safe staffing

NHS staff in Northern Ireland secure promises on pay parity and nurse numbers

Scotland’s ‘exemplary’ chief nurse to step down from role

Fellow healthcare leaders praise Fiona McQueen for her contribution to nursing

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