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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

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

Nursing students are not part of COVID-19 workforce, RCN asserts

College says Scottish Government implies students on placements are ‘additional staff’

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

New COVID-19 self-isolation rules: what nurses need to know

Isolation period for people testing positive in England reduced to five days from 17 January

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

Struck off: mental health crisis nurse’s actions contributed to woman’s death, said NMC

Patrick McKee turned 22-year-old away from unit two hours before her death

Military medics plug NHS staffing gaps in COVID-hit hospitals

‘Hurried’ NHS deployment points to depth of staffing crisis as COVID-19 absence spirals

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

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

I was bullied for wearing my cross: Christian nurse wins unfair dismissal case

Tribunal ruled NHS trust was inconsistent in its approach to staff’s faith symbols

NHS needs 17,000 more nurses to deal with patient backlog

Lack of government plan to tackle record waiting lists, says former health secretary

Positive lateral flow but asymptomatic? Rule change aims to get you back to work sooner

Asymptomatic nurses to no longer wait for PCR to confirm COVID-19 status before isolating

New year’s honours recognise nurses’ efforts during COVID-19 and beyond

Vaccine workforce lead and suicide prevention programme innovator among those named

Reduced isolation period for COVID-19: what nurses need to know

The government has cut the number of days to reduce strain on front-line services

Chief nurse urges former NHS staff and students to join COVID booster teams

Ruth May says it is not too late to help deliver jabs as Omicron cases soar

Hundreds of nursing staff who joined NMC’s COVID-19 temporary register never contacted

Survey suggests many nurses not practising as government renews call for retirees to join NHS

Nurses exhausted and critical care close to capacity, matron warns MPs

Warning comes as NHS braces for ‘significant rise’ in Omicron admissions 

COVID-19 booster programme: how it will affect nursing staff

The government has brought forward the target for booster jabs by a month

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