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Making history: nurses proud to take part in first day of COVID-19 vaccinations

Modern matron May Parsons gave the first injection as UK vaccination programme gets underway

Micro-sculpture of nurse to be auctioned to raise money for PPE charity

The Invisible Battle represents work of healthcare staff during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 vaccination programme gets underway

Nurses crucial in encouraging uptake of vaccine, says RCN

Child protection: school nurses report ‘extraordinary’ rise in cases

Jump in numbers following first lockdown ‘reflects pressures on children’

Fitness to practise backlog may mean delays until 2022

Regulator hiring temporary staff and using outside law firms to deal with rising caseload

DNACPR notices: review finds ‘unacceptable and inappropriate’ use early in pandemic

Care Quality Commission says older and vulnerable people most at risk

NHS trusts reveal emergency travel plans for staff this winter

Community nurses may be driven to appointments in 4x4 cars in extreme weather conditions

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine: what is it and when will nurses get it?

The RCN says nurses will have a key role in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine

Three nurses dance their way to the Strictly NHS final

NHS charity ballroom competition announces its 12 finalists

Made-to-measure face masks: nurse working on prototype for healthcare staff

Universities helping to create reusable mask based on a scan of the user’s face

RCN disputes government claim to be on target for 50,000 more nurses in the NHS

Data shows rise of 14,813 nurses on last year, but also 36,655 FTE nursing vacancies

RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

NMC acknowledges ‘uncomfortable truths’ on race equality in report

Regulator calls in consultants over career opportunities and pay gap for BAME employees

Mental health nursing framework aims to help careers progress and inspire new applicants

Framework offers guidance for current and future mental health nurses

ICU nurse’s rainbow mural honours colleagues’ work during COVID-19’s first wave

Mural incorporates names of staff at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s ICU

Chancellor’s spending review denies nurses early pay rise

RCN general secretary says Rishi Sunak has failed key workers he applauded earlier this year

Uber offers free Christmas rides and meals for NHS staff

‘Helping hand’ for health and social care staff across the UK valid at Uber and Uber Eats

Student attrition: why do nursing students leave their course before completion?

Call for strategy to get to grips with reasons for leaving and help tackle nurse vacancies

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