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UK chief nurses and NMC issue letter of support

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

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

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

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

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

Rise in nurse numbers on register – but NMC cautious about future recruitment

Long-term impact of COVID-19 is unknown, says council chief Andrea Sutcliffe

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

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