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Keep up-to-date with the latest nursing headlines. If you know of a news story relevant to nurses that should be covered by RCNi, call 020 8872 3146 or email the newsroom.

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Health Education England clarifies its position on ending paid student placements

Some final-year students will be paid until September, but others are feeling short-changed
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COVID-19: study shows racism contributes to higher risk of death for BAME nursing staff

Nusing leaders demand government action now on risk assessments to protect staff
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COVID-19: nursing is ‘one of most dangerous jobs in the world’

International Council of Nurses urges governments to act now to protect staff
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COVID-19: trust hosts delayed English tests for overseas nurses

Occupational English Test needed for NMC registration held at employer’s premises
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COVID-19: most paid placements for nursing students to end on 31 July

Students’ extended placements will finish as NHS resumes routine services

Female nurse suicides: report reveals limited contact with mental health services

NHS England-commissoned report highlights need for staff to know support is available
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COVID-19: candlelight vigil at Downing Street for healthcare staff who have died

Mental health nurse held vigil in place of the Thursday night clap for carers

RCN leadership told to forge better relationships with college members

Read what independent governance review says about how RCN needs to change
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COVID-19: woman who deliberately coughed at nurse is jailed

Judge says woman who also spat at police officer ‘abused the very people there to help you’
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COVID-19: return-to-practice nurse lives in camper van to shield high-risk husband

Ros McManus spent six weeks living in the James Paget Hospital car park
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Exhausted nurses ‘will need support to restart services’ after pandemic

RCN and NHS Confederation call for focus on staff well-being across health and social care
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COVID-19: Yvonne Coghill to lead BAME safeguarding drive before retiring from post

Ms Coghill will step down as head of Workforce Race Equality Standard programme in September
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A model nurse: how posing for Vogue was all part of a ‘normal day’ at work

Ward sister hopes magazine’s coverage will encourage young people to consider nursing careers
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Study links COVID-19 to new inflammatory syndrome in children

Syndrome has been compared to Kawasaki disease, but UK researchers have noted differences
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COVID-19: take part in the Nursing Standard survey

Tell us your experience of working in the pandemic and how it might shape nursing’s future
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COVID-19: surgical masks compulsory for all hospital staff in England from 15 June

What you need to know about new government guidance
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Colleagues applaud as nurse leaves hospital after ‘remarkable’ COVID-19 recovery

Orlando Fulgencio had spent more than a month in critical care with the disease
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COVID-19: nurses eligible for support from NHS volunteers

Extending access to the scheme is intended to reduce unnecessary exposure to coronavirus

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