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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

COVID-19 vaccine in pipeline for healthcare staff and most vulnerable says NHS chief

If ready before Christmas, some nurses could receive it in early 2021

COVID-19: routine testing imminent for front-line nurses, says NHS England chief

Sir Simon Stevens suggests testing could commence within six to eight weeks

COVID-19: free hot meals for NHS nurses as England prepares for second lockdown

Deliveroo relaunches its Support the NHS campaign with food deliveries to hospitals

Northern Ireland announces free hospital parking for healthcare staff until March 2021

Department of Health reintroduces free parking in response to COVID-19 pandemic

RCN updates nurses’ pocket guide to women’s health

Free-to-download guide helps non-specialist nurses recognise common women’s health issues

RCN deputy president resigns

Yvonne Coghill steps down two months before the end of her two-year tenure

NHS nursing staff receive Pride of Britain award for work during COVID-19 pandemic

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praise ‘dedicated NHS staff’ while presenting special award

Healthcare whistleblowing: the e-learning modules that will help nurses speak up

Online training aims to give staff at all levels confidence to speak up about poor care

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