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England’s chief nurse confirms she was dropped from COVID-19 press briefing

Ruth May not told why she was dropped from briefing amid Dominic Cummings travel controversy

Nurses could be in line for pension payout as government addresses age discrimination

Consultation seeks remedy for ‘unlawful’ public sector pension reforms

Help to save the Florence Nightingale Museum – buy the bicentenary face mask

All the profits will assist in keeping the struggling museum open

Increase in number of nurses of black African ethnicity facing FtP process

The group made up 13.3% of new referrals to the NMC, despite only forming 7% of the register

£62 million investment aims to accelerate discharge of people with learning disabilities

RCN questions whether government funding for local councils in England is sufficient

More than a third of nurses are thinking of quitting – and low pay is the main reason

RCN survey finds an increasing number want to leave, with many feeling undervalued

Belfast university master’s course offers route into nursing

Graduate-entry programme for non-nurses thought to be first of its kind on island of Ireland

Pressures and working conditions are damaging nurses’ health, ten-year review finds

Staffing levels and high workloads are leading to stress, burnout and mental health problems

COVID-19: health staff should be first in line for flu jabs as NHS plans for second wave

Flu vaccinations ‘would ease seasonal pressures if predicted surge occurs’

Competency tests: ‘overseas-trained nurses who worked during pandemic should be exempt’

Nurses’ group says NMC should drop ‘unjust’ requirement for staff on temporary register

New film tells the inspiring stories of nurse pioneers Nightingale and Seacole

Documentary uses art, dance and interviews to highlight their challenges and achievements

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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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