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A computerised image illustrating the effects of sickle cell disease

Blood disorder crisis must be treated ‘as urgently as cardiac arrest’

Sickle cell awareness vital, specialist says, after coroner finds patient received wrong care

Union ballots open as nurses in Scotland vote on proposed 4% pay deal

RCN Scotland and GMB urge NHS staff to reject Scottish Government offer

Beauty company backtracks after refusing to treat nurses working with COVID-19 patients

Benefit Cosmetics UK apologises and changes policy after provoking backlash on social media

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Nurses want safe staffing law extended to care homes and the community

Safe staffing is most pressing health issue for the next Welsh parliament, RCN survey finds

NHS in England consults nurses on introduction of national, standardised design

Your nurse’s uniform: is a national, standardised design a good idea?

NHS consults nurses in England about consistency of uniform design

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Overseas nurses granted free automatic visa extensions

Eligible staff and their dependents to receive extra year as COVID-19 response continues

Scottish pay deal: Unison advises nurses to accept 4% offer

Union urges members to vote for the deal while RCN and GMB hold out for bigger increase

nursing staff member receives coronavirus vaccine as RCN survey points to gap in coverage across nurse workforce

COVID-19 vaccine: nursing staff outside the NHS in longer wait for second jab

Gap in coverage between nurses working for the NHS and those in other sectors

COVID-19: nurses’ video urges peers to ‘protect your patients’ and get vaccine

Nursing team also address concerns among people from minority ethnic backgrounds

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Pioneering safe staffing whistleblower nurse dies aged 91

Graham Pink's campaigning helped establish the protections whistleblowers receive today

Candidates announced for 2021 RCN presidential election

Voting to take place via postal ballot and greater social media use permitted in campaigning

Nurse training and education standards: is there anything you’d like to see change?

NMC survey asks for your views on issues including minimum entry requirements

RCN urges nurses to help achieve UN’s goals on health and the environment

College marks World Health Day with call to support sustainable development goals

Friend of nurse who died of COVID-19 wins nursing scholarship in her memory

Award will help clinical support worker to realise her career ambition to qualify as a nurse

Scottish pay deal: unions advise nurses to reject 4% offer

RCN recommends members vote against it as GMB Scotland calls for 15% rise

Call bells and sexism: what nurses say about gendered dress-and-cap symbols

Nurse prompts Twitter debate on impact of out-dated imagery on bedside buzzers

RCN offers nurses ‘campaign’ training ahead of possible strike ballot

Online course will teach nurses how they can campaign for significant pay rise

Unsafe in our ICU: more than 200 nursing staff call on trust to take action

Critical care staff prompt RCN’s written appeal over nurse-patient ratios and burnout

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