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Mental health: helpline’s highest number of calls from nurses

A fifth of more than 800 calls to Our Frontline support service made during pandemic

Back to redeployment: nurses told to expect weeks of disruption as staff absence soars

More than 10% of trust’s workforce is off sick or absent as a result of COVID-19

NHS staff absence and critical COVID cases down, but do you feel pressure lifting yet?

Crisis in nurse numbers, and treatment backlogs give no grounds for complacency

One-off pay rise for ‘superhuman efforts’ of Northern Ireland nurses

Payment for pandemic work is welcomed, but RCN wants talks on ‘a long-term pay structure’

Long-COVID: nurse forced to move to Germany for treatment

Rebecca Logan tells MPs she relocated in the hope she ‘can be believed and treated’

COVID-19: what will the lifting of Plan B restrictions mean for nurses?

RCN says end of mandatory measures will ‘do nothing to relieve pressure on NHS’

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

NHS pensioners who returned to practice in pandemic are to lose financial incentive

Return of abatement rule, suspended at the height of COVID-19, likely to spark departures

Compulsory COVID-19 jabs for nurses: stark rules on redeployment or dismissal set out

NHS England stance to redeploy or fire patient-facing nurses unvaccinated by April deadline

Nursing students are not part of COVID-19 workforce, RCN asserts

College says Scottish Government implies students on placements are ‘additional staff’

Shorter self-isolation time gets you back to work sooner – but is it worth extra risk?

Science adviser admits rule-change comes with risk, as RCN calls for nurse exemption

PPE for COVID-19: free provision is extended to next year

Nurses should never be left to buy their own protective equipment, union insists

New COVID-19 self-isolation rules: what nurses need to know

Isolation period for people testing positive in England reduced to five days from 17 January

Mandatory vaccinations for nurses would be ‘sabotage’ amid staffing pressures, says RCN

College joins demands to delay making jabs compulsory from April for front-line staff

Free tickets to see Florence Nightingale-inspired ballet

English National Ballet’s show centres on a woman who becomes a nurse during the Crimean War

Nurses condemn Boris Johnson over lockdown party in Downing Street

Prime minister apologises for lockdown party as nurses take to social media to protest

Respiratory illness in children: nurses urged to check symptoms

Charity warns rise in infections could coincide with surge in COVID-19 infections

NHS nurse vacancies: short-term private sector deal cannot conjure up staffing solution

Turning to independent healthcare to support NHS will not address chronic staff shortfall

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