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Should COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for nurses?

Nursing Standard’s Facebook debate reveals staff are divided on the issue

COVID-19: UK CNOs and NMC issue joint letter of support for nurses and midwives

Open letter warns of winter pressures adding to strain of pandemic’s second wave

Rishi Sunak

Give fair pay to nurses, RCN urges chancellor

Call for 12.5% pay rise comes ahead of next week’s spending review announcement

RCN told to update its election rules following independent review

Report by QC says college should modernise election guidelines to reflect social media use

COVID-19: nursing students asked to share their experiences of NHS placements

UK-wide COV-ed Nurse study looks at how well students were prepared for pandemic

Coronavirus-positive and told to keep working on the wards

Asymptomatic nurses in US and Belgium are asked to care for patients with COVID-19

Picture of two female medics, one of whom is wearing a hajib

COVID-19: trust offers head coverings to meet needs of BAME nurses

Innovation by ward manager prompts trust to offer staff head coverings with extra long ties

NHS staff in Scotland to receive new pay deal in recognition of pandemic efforts

First minister Nicola Sturgeon makes announcement during Scottish Trade Union Congress speech

Picture shows the painting of emergency nurse Kate Hunt by her husband Andrew

Portrait ‘sums up commitment of nurses’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency nurse says painting of her in full PPE captures experience for many in first wave

Specialist practice qualifications: relief at proposal to retain SPQs

NMC plans to keep district and practice nursing SPQs – while creating generic community award

Higher COVID-19 death rate in people with learning disabilities ‘not surprising’

Leading nurse says respiratory conditions are leading cause of death among this patient group

Empty meeting room

RCN postpones extraordinary general meeting – and explains why

‘Pressures of second COVID-19 surge’ would hinder full participation, says council chair

Trust backtracks on staff free parking exclusion

COVID-19 arrangements at Belfast trust initially excluded agency staff, students and locums

Domestic abuse policy offers trust staff support and paid leave

Policy pledges financial and well-being support to nurses in abusive relationships

Nurse pay: RCN launches ‘Clapped us? Back us’ campaign

College asks politicians and public who clapped for nurses to back a 12.5% pay rise

COVID-19: free online book for people with learning disabilities and autism

Online resource features personal stories from around the world about how people are coping

Chester hospital deaths: nurse charged with murder of eight babies

Lucy Letby, who worked at Countess of Chester Hospital, also faces attempted murder charges

COVID-19: Staff received bin bags to use as PPE, claims GP

Scottish Government responds to Beth Hadden’s tweet

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