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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

Nurse rearrested over suspicious infant deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lead detective confirms investigation is ‘active and ongoing’

COVID-19 vaccine programme will need money and staff – RCN

Feasibility of coronavirus immunisation plan depends on adequate nurse numbers and training

DIY coronavirus testing for front-line NHS staff from this week

Twice-weekly COVID-19 tests to be introduced for patient-facing workforce

Nurse couple marry on a day’s notice after lockdown scuppers wedding plans

Mental health nurses rush to arrange ceremony postponed due to COVID-19
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RCN joins call for Christmas pay rise to boost morale

Letter to prime minster from 14 unions says pay rise could boost exhausted nurses

COVID-19: critical care nurse-to-patient ratio redefined as 2:1 for second wave

Temporary guidelines aim to avoid ICU nurses being ‘spread too thinly’

Full scholarships available to develop skills in neurological rehabilitation

The ‘first-of-its-kind nursing education programme’ is funded by the RCN Foundation

RCN calls on government to ensure safe staffing levels for nurses this winter

Concerns over staff shortages as nurses face ‘intolerable pressure’ of COVID-19 second wave

COVID-19: 30,000 NHS staff off sick or self-isolating, warns NHS England chief

Absences affect care capacity and ‘underline need to reduce infection rate’ during lockdown

COVID-19: NMC consults on using its extended powers in future

Have your say on whether council processes amended during the pandemic should continue

RCN members asked to vote on two proposals in extraordinary general meeting

College received 1,000-strong petition after disqualifications in its presidential election

Cancer services should be ring-fenced during COVID-19 pandemic, says leading charity

Macmillan Cancer Support warns of dangers of treatment delays if specialist nurses redeployed

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