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COVID-19 vaccine programme expanded to front-line health and social care staff

News comes as Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine now approved for use across the UK

COVID-19: staff in eye of the storm ‘increasingly exhausted’

Trust chief nurse says rising inpatient numbers illustrate pressure on NHS colleagues

Nurses in Scotland will receive £500 COVID-19 bonus from February

Thank you payment is separate from pay negotiations, with RCN Scotland seeking 12.5% rise

Colleagues pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ nurse who died after contracting COVID-19

Ana Lisa Labrador Sayson, originally from the Philippines, worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Delay in nurses’ pay rise confirmed in letter from health and social care secretary

RCN says government is dragging out the process and nurses should not have to wait

First UK university to offer online nursing degrees is named

Applications now open for blended learning programmes, to begin as early as January 2021

RCN calls for clearer warning of COVID-19 risks at Christmas

Easing lockdown rules could mean ‘unrelenting tsunami’ of infections in January, college says

Nursing students accepted by universities reaches record high

Latest university admissions figures show 24% rise in intake for UK nursing courses in 2020

Nurse’s Flu Bee Game adapted to boost take up of the COVID-19 vaccine

Corona Bee Game encourages players to learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine

Charge nurse dies with COVID-19: family’s tribute to ‘caring and committed’ colleagues

Praise for staff at emergency department of Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow

Susan Aitkenhead appointed RCN’s director for Scotland

Deputy chief nursing officer for England replaces Theresa Fyffe at end of January

Front-line NHS nurses given ‘rotten’ masks during COVID-19 first wave, MPs told

Commons committee hears about out-of-date PPE distributed to healthcare staff

Nurse in COVID-19 high-risk group feels ‘privileged’ to receive vaccination

BAME nurse encourages colleagues to have COVID-19 vaccine and counter misconceptions

ICU choir sets its sights on UK chart’s Christmas number one spot

The ICU Liberty Singers' charity single will go up against Robbie Williams and Jess Glynne

Northern Ireland nurses to receive long-awaited strike payout in December wages

The decision to reimburse pay docked for strike action was made in March

Colleagues pay tribute to Bristol nurse who died after contracting COVID-19

Emergency nurse described as an ‘important part of so many people’s journeys’

Government ‘must top its 50,000 more nurses target’ to recover from COVID-19

Report finds numbers down in community, mental health and learning disability services

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

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