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Next RCN deputy president announced

Tracey Budding urges college members to unite around campaign for better nurse pay

Adult social care nurses: the shrinking workforce in need of a long-term strategy

Care home jobs for nurses continue to decline as ministers are urged to invest and plan

Nurse pay: Unison to ballot NHS members on industrial action after breakdown in talks

Unison Scotland's pay up now campaign is calling for three-year deal to be renegotiated

COVID-19: rapid mental health support for nurses as NHS pledges £15m in extra funds

ICU nurses among staff to benefit in move to combat psychological harm caused by pandemic

Fitness to practise: employers more likely to refer black nurses than white counterparts

NMC to undertake further research to understand why – and make positive changes

White Rose Appeal aims to raise £100k for nurses and midwives

Appeal goods are available via Florence Nightingale Foundation and proceeds support staff

Don’t leave nurses out of pocket due to extended school break, warns Unison

Some staff may experience financial loss as Northern Ireland extends school half-term

Spiritual care and COVID-19: give patients access to loved ones and chaplains – report

Dying patients deserve the solace of family and religious rites at the bedside, says study

Mental health and social care

Adult social care: RCN says new report is a ‘wake-up call’ to invest in nursing

Care Quality Commission report's findings highlight need for more staff now, says college

COVID-19: concerns over ICU nurses’ mental health as admissions rise

Three Nightingale Hospitals on standby, but no plans to support staff via mass redeployment

Picture shows a computer screen displaying a diabetes training module

Free training offered to reduce insulin administration errors

Diabetes nursing group produces e-learning module after audit highlights errors in hospitals

Parkinson’s charity offers free online training post-COVID

Parkinson’s UK virtual course to focus on the effects of lockdown on patients

Nursing research: chief nurse wants to hear your ideas

Ruth May’s team at NHS England and NHS Improvement is developing a nursing research strategy

Fair pay: campaign calls on government to give NHS staff 15% rise

Nurses United and NHS Workers Say No have a week of action planned including tweeting MPs...

Resuscitation notices and COVID-19: RCN backs review of DNACPR use

Care Quality Commission to review notice use during pandemic, after concerns about consent

Black History Month: nurse says mention in prime minister’s video is ‘such an honour’

Boris Johnson salutes former RCN Nurse of the Year Tara Matare and many others

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Tell us what the pandemic has meant for your well-being and working life

The COVID Birthday Honours: Queen recognises nurses’ professionalism in the pandemic

Nurses and midwives given special ‘COVID honours’ for 2020

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