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MPs call for routine weekly COVID-19 testing of all NHS staff during the second wave of the pandemic

COVID-19: NHS staff should be tested weekly, says MPs’ report

Health and Social Care Committee calls for routine tests to help prevent coronavirus spread

Picture shows a warning sign at the entrance of building undergoing asbestos removal

NHS staff uninformed about asbestos-related risk in workplaces, charity says

Study recommends mesothelioma awareness be added to mandatory staff training

Picture shows the post box honouring Mary Seacole in Cardiff.

Mary Seacole among black Britons honoured with special post boxes

Special edition post boxes to mark Black History Month honour contributions of black Britons

Two women dressed in mortar board and gowns for their graduation – as 2,000 nursing students face long delay to graduate as a result of the pandemic

Delayed graduation: why nursing students face months of clinical placement catch-up

COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on practice learning schedules

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RCN’s Beat the Flu campaign warns of double jeopardy with COVID-19 this winter

Campaign urges nurses and healthcare staff to get the flu vaccination as early as possible

A worker gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall, as deliveries of personal protective equipment are being increased, with millions of masks and gloves have already delivered to front-line staff

Billions of PPE items on order as NHS prepares for second wave of COVID-19

Four-month stockpiles of personal protective equipment will be in place from November

Woman sits slumped in bed, head in hands. Fatigue is among the symptoms of long-COVID

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

Picture of a smartphone screen showing the RCN app Starting Out

RCN launches phone app for students and newly qualified nurses

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

Picture shows a young woman sitting on a sofa looking pensive

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

Newly qualified nurses joining the NHS workforce in England

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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Nurse cleanses the hand of a patient nearing the end of life – as Nursing Standard and Marie Curie ask nurses to complete their survey

Impact of the pandemic on end of life care: take part in our survey

Tell us how COVID-19 has affected the care of dying patients

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign

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

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