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Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Picture shows a nurse vaccinating another medic

Compulsory COVID-19 jabs for nurses: stark rules on redeployment or dismissal set out

NHS England stance to redeploy or fire patient-facing nurses unvaccinated by April deadline

A negative lateral flow test result for coronavirus

Shorter self-isolation time gets you back to work sooner – but is it worth extra risk?

Science adviser admits rule-change comes with risk, as RCN calls for nurse exemption

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Mandatory vaccinations for nurses would be ‘sabotage’ amid staffing pressures, says RCN

College joins demands to delay making jabs compulsory from April for front-line staff

Coronavirus vaccine phials as TUC calls on halt of NHS vaccine mandate plan

Impending vaccine mandate is not what under-pressure NHS staff need, ministers told

Forcing jabs on unvaccinated staff will only exacerbate long-term staffing crisis – TUC boss

Pay: top CEOs earn more than 100 times the salary of the average nurse

Unions say figures show ‘something fundamentally wrong with British society’

Analysis

Coronavirus reinfection: what we know so far

The risk for nurses, plus how to advise patients worried about contracting COVID again

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: what you need to know

Nurses are playing a leading role in the mass vaccination programme

COVID-19: how nurses are taking the lead in the quest to find a vaccine and treatment

The UK’s research nurses are on the front line of trials at an unprecedented scale and pace

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

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Depression linked to genes associated with mood, anxiety

People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a study suggests

Probiotics and xylitol gum can’t replace antibiotics

Using probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throats as an alternative to antibiotics appears to have no effect, a study shows

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Self-harm a sign of emotional pain rather than cry for help

Most people who self-harm do so as a way to deal with emotional distress rather than as a cry for help, research suggests

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