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A placard demanding fair pay for nurses displayed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster

RCN sets up strike fund over ‘pitiful’ 1% pay rise recommendation

Fund would support members involved in industrial action as unions prepare for pay talks

chancellor Rishi Sunak outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the Commons to deliver his budget

Unions label 1% nurse pay rise suggestion as 'insulting'

RCN accuses government of being dangerously out of touch with nursing staff and public

Picture of Margaret Waine, a healthcare assistant at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who has died from COVID-19

Healthcare assistant who worked at the same trust for 40 years dies of COVID-19

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night

Image from RCN’s #FairPayForNurses social media campaign day

NHS pay: nurses in bid to pile pre-Budget pressure on Chancellor

Staff on AfC terms use social media campaign to demand inflation-busting deal

New timetable announced for RCN presidential election after suspension

Nominations for leadership role open on 3 March

clinical team working in a pandemic situation requires innovative communication

NHS teamwork in the pandemic: how is it for you?

Study asks nurses how COVID-19 has affected the functioning of clinical teams

Picture shows nurses recruited from overseas working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Rules relaxed on recruiting overseas nurses

RCN cautions that change risks damaging health and care systems of developing countries

Picture of FFP3 face masks with Fang Tian brand whose use has been suspended by the DHSC.

Some respirator masks issued to staff may not be safe, government warns

Healthcare providers told to stop using certain FFP3 respirator masks, pending checks

COVID-19 and staff well-being: last chance to share your experiences in our survey

Tell Nursing Standard how the pandemic has affected your health at work

Coronavirus ‘can remain active on nurses’ uniforms for up to 72 hours’

Study suggests work clothes should be washed on site to prevent contamination in homes

Further pay boost for nurses in Scotland, as government announces interim rise

Increase intended as stopgap, with Agenda for Change pay negotiations delayed

House price hikes led to 9,000 nurses leaving NHS acute care sector – report

Institute for Fiscal Studies says rising living costs and inflexible pay system to blame

District nurses caring for discharged COVID-19 patients at breaking point

Queen’s Nursing Institute calls for more investment in district nursing service

Fresh help for NHS staff traumatised by pandemic

Mental health and well-being hubs offering staff confidential advice and support set to open

When nursing was linked with witchcraft – new research

Study will highlight people ‘cruelly and unfairly punished’ for providing care

Give exhausted nurses time out on top of their annual leave

Pandemic recovery plans need to take account of nurses’ health and well-being

Newly qualified nurse dies from COVID-19 before getting to start in new role

Father of four Oronsaye Okhomina was in a coma when NMC registration came through

COVID bonus call for agency nurses: more than 41,000 sign petition

All health and social care staff deserve government recognition, says campaigner

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