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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

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

Nurse prepares to administer IV medicines to male patient lying in hospital bed

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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Homepage of Nursing Standards's Book of Remembrance with foreward by Dame Donna Kinnair and a picture of lilies

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

Avey Bhatia, the newly appointed chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trustv

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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Rosena Allin-Khan

COVID-19: Labour urges government to extend mental health support for nurses

It’s time to give back and protect NHS and care staff, says shadow health minister

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On placement and shielding: how technology allows nursing students to ‘be there’

Attending virtual placements will help ensure final-year cohort can graduate on time

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Nurses Emma Kelly and Anne Roberts

Nurses among NHS staff to feature in society photographer’s NHS tribute

Rankin’s health service portraits celebrate ‘incredible efforts’ of workforce during pandemic

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Neil Brimblecombe becomes consultant editor of Mental Health Practice

One of the most influential nurses in NHS history will add his expertise to the journal

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Nursing students to be paid until end of COVID-19 placement contracts

HEE guidance ‘ends confusion’ for students who swapped studies for paid placements in NHS
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Nurses have increased risk of death from COVID-19, data confirms

ONS says mortality rate is higher for male nurses, but other factors may contribute
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PPE fit-test errors: contractor should be suspended, says RCN

Nurses’ COVID-19 safety fears after masks were incorrectly fit-tested
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COVID-19: MPs say nurses deserve pay rises, not just hand claps and medals

Health minister replies that ‘recruitment and retention is not just about pay’
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NMC considers resuming fitness to practise hearings in person from September

Regulator says emergency measures introduced during the pandemic could also be changed
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COVID-19: is washing uniforms at home a risk?

Researchers suspect domestic washing machines fail to remove the virus

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