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Photograph of patient with Covid toe

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

The COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

Child with lupus. Skin Deep is sourcing images of skins conditions for children with darker skin. Picture: dontforgetthebubbles.com

Nurse contributors wanted for project showing skin conditions in BAME children

Skin Deep aims to improve the range of images available of dermatological conditions

Healthcare staff wearing personal protective equipment

Front-line healthcare staff at greater risk of COVID-19 than public, despite PPE – study

Reseachers recommend stricter protocols for social distancing among healthcare workers

Nurses fill in ward chart showing staffing levels

Safe staffing: soaring nurse vacancy levels leave NHS counting the cost of agency cover

Reliance on agency staff is unsustainable, admits government in Northern Ireland

Picture shows the outside of the RCN headquarters building in London

RCN announces candidates for president and deputy posts

Nurses can vote throughout September in a postal ballot, with the results due on 1 October

Plane landing at an airport

COVID-19: nurses must self-isolate on return to England from a high-risk country

Government removes blanket exemption for profession and introduces 14-day quarantine rule

Nurse in PPE. Picture: Shutterstock

COVID-19 risk: BAME healthcare workers study gets go-ahead

UK-wide project will explore how virus affects staff from minority ethnic groups

Rebecca Reid, a 27-year-old London-based nurse from Prestwick in Scotland. Picture: PA

Furious nurses say no pay increase after COVID-19 work is ‘kick in the teeth’

Healthcare staff marched on Whitehall to demand a pay rise after risking their lives

Picture shows the hands of a person looking at a computer screen that is displaying a work roster, with a medic in the background

Flexible working must become the norm, says NHS People Plan

Long-awaited retention and recruitment plan says NHS must build on change related to COVID-19

A man looking at a video conference meeting on his computer screen. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant hearings have been held virtually. Picture: iStock

Fitness to practise: unions raise concerns over public access to virtual hearings

They warn that recordings from NMC proceedings could be posted on social media

Fair pay demo

Public back ‘significant’ NHS pay rise, Unison survey finds

More than two thirds think nursing staff should receive wage increase this year

Neil O’Connor

Nurse numbers fall by 30% in adult social care in England since 2012

Skills for Care report ‘shows the impossible strain’ that nursing staff are under

COVID-19: doubt over future numbers of overseas nurses coming to UK

Report says international supply will be hit by travel restrictions and increased competition

Nurse protests planned over lack of pay rise for NHS workers

Unite calls public sector pay announcement a ‘slap in the face’ for nursing staff

Researchers to design nursing care system for COVID-19 patients

University of Exeter will lead a study to build on innovations developed during the pandemic

PPE wearer’s guide for nurses: War Horse actors among performers to offer their tips

Actors with experience of restrictive costumes have contributed to the guide for NHS staff

Sexual harassment by patients or the public: RCN issues advice for nurses

Guidance aims to support nurses to speak up and encourage employers to tackle the issue

COVID-19: ‘long and fraught’ recovery predicted as UK struggles with staff shortages

UK will take longer to recover than most comparable countries, says Nuffield Trust report

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