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Helen Lockett will not be struck off after NMC ruling deemed ‘adequate’

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s 12-month suspension widely criticised as being too lenient
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Death-in-service payments: nurses’ families need clarity, RCN tells Number 10

College writes to PM as tributes are paid to latest nurses to die in COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: Nightingale ‘didn’t turn away patients due to lack of nurses’

Government says report that hospital rejected patients amid staff shortage is ‘misleading’

New guidelines aim to increase understanding of advanced practice nursing

International Council of Nurses says COVID-19 pandemic means advanced roles are vital
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Is a ‘culture of keeping quiet and working hard’ costing Filipino nurses their lives?

Social factors that may be putting Filipino nurses at greater risk from COVID-19
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COVID-19: redeployment training is non-existent or inadequate, nurses reveal

The first of three surveys also shows the emotional toll on nurses of the pandemic
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COVID-19: RCN condemns changes in PPE guidance

Advice to reuse gowns or use alternatives raises concerns over value placed on staff safety
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COVID-19: call for minute’s silence to remember nurses who died in line of duty

Unions say event would be ‘poignant reminder’ of the risks staff face
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Reused, homemade or non-existent: survey reveals ‘gut-wrenching’ shortages of PPE

RCN says nurses in all settings feel exposed due to inadequate COVID-19 supplies
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COVID-19: review will assess if ethnicity puts some healthcare staff at higher risk

Review will address concerns about BAME people being disproportionately affected by pandemic
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COVID-19: daily welfare checks for self-isolating nurses address impact on well-being

Trust where hundreds of patients have died sets up psychological support for staff
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No let-up in assaults on nurses, despite COVID-19 crisis

Assaults and aggression towards emergency workers, including spitting, unchanged since 2019
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COVID-19: Iceland backtracks on rules for NHS staff shoppers

Supermarket chain apologises after complaints it made front-line workers feel ‘contaminated’
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COVID-19: thousands raised for baby of nurse who died from coronavirus

Nurse died after her baby was delivered by caesarean section at hospital where she worked
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COVID-19: NMC moves to reassure registrants over refusal to treat due to lack of PPE

Regulator tells nurses it will consider context of safety concerns in FtP referrals
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COVID-19: nurse survivor’s tribute to the hospital colleagues who saved her life

Morale boost for staff as they see one of their own leave ICU
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COVID-19: warning against 'blanket' DNACPR notices

Regulators say advance care plans, which can include DNACPR notices, must be person-centred
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Nurses can refuse to treat if they lack PPE, and we will support them – RCN

College issues guidance on the decision of last resort during COVID-19 pandemic

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