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Jann Tipping and Annalan Navaratnam wedding in hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurse and doctor marry in ‘surreal’ wedding at their workplace

Couple tie the knot in hospital chapel after wedding plans were scuppered by the pandemic

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woman rubs cream into her face while looking in the mirror

Skincare advice for nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance on dealing with the ravages of extra handwashing and PPE use

nurse smiles as she looks at her phone

Petition calling for ‘nurse emoji’ gains thousands of signatures

A nursing emoji is only fair… after all, doctors already have one, says nurse campaigner

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UK sterling bank notes

Nurses’ pay: your government is out of step with public mood on NHS, RCN tells Johnson

College leaders call on ministers to be honest about nursing salaries

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NMC name plaque at its London headquarters

NMC allows suspended nurses to return to practice to shore up COVID-19 effort

Regulator softens sanctions to help employers ease nurse staffing pressures during pandemic

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COVID-19 antibody tests to be offered to nurses in England

‘Game changer’ tests will also be available to patients and supplied to devolved nations

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Picture shows a man looking at a dating site on his laptop.

COVID-19: warning over people posing as nurses on dating sites

Latest scam involves people pretending to be hospital nurses who need money to get to work

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Illustration of the inside of a person's head to symbolise mental health issues

Pandemic continues to take its toll on nurses’ mental health – survey

Quarter of staff reported severe depression, but uptake of psychological support remains low

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Picture shows a woman holding a hand in front of her face protectively.

Protection demanded for nurses ‘ostracised and abused’ during pandemic worldwide

Fear and ignorance blamed for global attacks against nurses caring for patients with COVID-19

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Felix Khor being applauded by hospital staff

COVID-19: nurse applauded by colleagues as he leaves intensive care unit

Felix Khor salutes ‘incredible care’ of staff after 45 days in ICU

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Picture shows adult nursing senior lecturer Aimee Hilton with St Peter’s Hospice director of patient care Chris Benson.

Nurse raises money to buy iPads for hospitals

Fundraising inspired by the comfort of video calls with her father, who died from COVID-19

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Refusal to drop health surcharge for overseas nurses

Scrap immigration health surcharge for nurses, urges RCN

Refusal to drop NHS surcharge ‘undermines the dedicated care of overseas staff’: RCN

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COVID-19: hundreds join nurse support sessions online

Nurses coping with stress and pressures access leadership support service during the crisis
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COVID-19: health secretary draws fire for refusing to commit to future nurse pay rise

Nursing organisations say wage hike would ‘show who we really value’
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COVID-19: many nurses still under pressure to work without PPE, survey finds

RCN poll comes as trade unions launch plan to ensure staff safety when NHS services restart
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Call us if you need us: mental health charity’s message to nurses in distress

Laura Hyde Foundation offers online support for healthcare staff during COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: woman who spat at nurse warned she faces prison term

Woman claiming to have COVID-19 had been taken to hospital by police
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Daughter of nurse who died in pandemic pours scorn on easing of lockdown rules

Don’t put nurses’ lives at risk of COVID-19, she tells public

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