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Belfast university master’s course offers route into nursing

Graduate-entry programme for non-nurses thought to be first of its kind on island of Ireland

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Pressures and working conditions are damaging nurses’ health, ten-year review finds

Staffing levels and high workloads are leading to stress, burnout and mental health problems

COVID-19: health staff should be first in line for flu jabs as NHS plans for second wave

Flu vaccinations ‘would ease seasonal pressures if predicted surge occurs’

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Competency tests: ‘overseas-trained nurses who worked during pandemic should be exempt’

Nurses’ group says NMC should drop ‘unjust’ requirement for staff on temporary register

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New film tells the inspiring stories of nurse pioneers Nightingale and Seacole

Documentary uses art, dance and interviews to highlight their challenges and achievements

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COVID-19: UK health and social care staff deaths among the world’s highest

Amnesty International says figures for England and Wales are second only to Russia

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Test all hospital staff if one member has COVID-19, suggests health leader

NHS England director for acute care says the move would help to ‘keep a lid on the outbreaks’

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Nurse couple reunited with children after separation due to COVID-19

‘Lots of smiles, hugs and some tears’ following ten weeks apart

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Increase in nursing degree applications ‘not enough to hit recruitment target’

Despite the rise, RCN says the government is still not on track for 50,000 more nurses

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COVID-19: artist paints portraits of front-line nurses

Portrait artist aimed to create a lasting reminder of NHS staff's work during the pandemic

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Quarter of nurses cite stress and poor mental health as reasons for leaving – NMC survey

More than 1,600 nurses shared their views on why they left the profession

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Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: find out who has made the finals

Our shortlist showcases professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care
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MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months
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Online nursing degrees will be on offer from January

Seven universities in England have signed up to provide the ‘blended’ degrees
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COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases
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Matt Hancock declines to promise pay rise this year for NHS nurses

Health secretary quizzed on call for ‘real-terms’ pay offer in light of effort in pandemic

IV medications errors: guidelines improve safety if nurses road-test them first

Study found nurses’ input into how guidance is written reduces errors

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