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IV medications errors: guidelines improve safety if nurses road-test them first

Study found nurses’ input into how guidance is written reduces errors
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Nurses need new pay deal not COVID bonus, PM told

Aside from applause and kind words, pay must be enough to attract and retain nurses, RCN says

Patients give vote of confidence for nurses, but have concerns about staff shortages

Majority of hospital patients always have confidence in nurses, reveals 2019 survey
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COVID-19: emergency departments ‘not fit for purpose’

Survey of ED clinicians reveals concerns over lack of isolation facilities
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Book of Remembrance: share your memories of nurses who lost their lives in pandemic

Online book is your chance to pay tribute to nursing staff who died
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COVID-19: infection rates higher among nurses than doctors, say researchers

Study reveals breakdown of infection rates by staff group at Oxford trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ names new chief nurse

Avey Bhatia, who succeeds Dame Eileen Sills, pledges to tackle barriers faced by some nurses
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COVID-19: Labour urges government to extend mental health support for nurses

It’s time to give back and protect NHS and care staff, says shadow health minister
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On placement and shielding: how technology allows nursing students to ‘be there’

Attending virtual placements will help ensure final-year cohort can graduate on time
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Nurses among NHS staff to feature in society photographer’s NHS tribute

Rankin’s health service portraits celebrate ‘incredible efforts’ of workforce during pandemic
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Nursing students to be paid until end of COVID-19 placement contracts

HEE guidance ‘ends confusion’ for students who swapped studies for paid placements in NHS
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Nurses have increased risk of death from COVID-19, data confirms

ONS says mortality rate is higher for male nurses, but other factors may contribute
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PPE fit-test errors: contractor should be suspended, says RCN

Nurses’ COVID-19 safety fears after masks were incorrectly fit-tested
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COVID-19: MPs say nurses deserve pay rises, not just hand claps and medals

Health minister replies that ‘recruitment and retention is not just about pay’
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NMC considers resuming fitness to practise hearings in person from September

Regulator says emergency measures introduced during the pandemic could also be changed
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COVID-19: is washing uniforms at home a risk?

Researchers suspect domestic washing machines fail to remove the virus
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COVID-19: Labour calls for weekly testing of NHS staff

Party says regular coronavirus test will help clear backlogs on hospital waiting lists 
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COVID-19: heatwave warning for nurses wearing PPE

Advice on how to stay safe when wearing personal protective equipment in soaring temperatures

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