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Images of UK healthcare professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: UK health and social care staff deaths among the world’s highest

Amnesty International says figures for England and Wales are second only to Russia

Covid testing centre

Test all hospital staff if one member has COVID-19, suggests health leader

NHS England director for acute care says the move would help to ‘keep a lid on the outbreaks’

Picture shows Georgia Morgan with Amelia, 8, and Jacob, 5

Nurse couple reunited with children after separation due to COVID-19

‘Lots of smiles, hugs and some tears’ following ten weeks apart

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Increase in nursing degree applications ‘not enough to hit recruitment target’

Despite the rise, RCN says the government is still not on track for 50,000 more nurses

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COVID-19: artist paints portraits of front-line nurses

Portrait artist aimed to create a lasting reminder of NHS staff's work during the pandemic

Image shows senior nurse comforting a stressed and burnt out nurse

Quarter of nurses cite stress and poor mental health as reasons for leaving – NMC survey

More than 1,600 nurses shared their views on why they left the profession

Parking charges

Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: find out who has made the finals

Our shortlist showcases professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care

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Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

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Study at home

Online nursing degrees will be on offer from January

Seven universities in England have signed up to provide the ‘blended’ degrees

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COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases

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Matt Hancock in a BBC TV studio

Matt Hancock declines to promise pay rise this year for NHS nurses

Health secretary quizzed on call for ‘real-terms’ pay offer in light of effort in pandemic

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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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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