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COVID-19: temporary nurse register expanded to include overseas-trained staff

More than 2,000 nurses who applied for permanent registration invited to join UK workforce

My commitment to recruit more nurses is unwavering, says Boris Johnson

Prime minister’s pledge comes with no detail on how many more nurses NHS can expect in 2021

COVID-19: nurses sign open letter demanding better PPE and ventilation

Political leaders told to improve equipment to reduce airborne transmission on general wards

Florence Nightingale Museum forced to close due to COVID-related losses

Museum dedicated to founder of modern nursing shuts ‘for foreseeable future’ as income falls

COVID-19: nurse says giving first dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘a privilege’

Sam Foster administers jab to kidney dialysis patient Brian Pinker

Rules on sharing patient information made clearer

Online portal for nurses and other health and care staff aims to improve patient care

New year’s honours: nurses recognised for commitment and care during COVID-19 response

Staff from hospitals, care homes and the community honoured for their work

COVID-19 vaccine programme expanded to front-line health and social care staff

News comes as Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine now approved for use across the UK

COVID-19: staff in eye of the storm ‘increasingly exhausted’

Trust chief nurse says rising inpatient numbers illustrate pressure on NHS colleagues

Nurses in Scotland will receive £500 COVID-19 bonus from February

Thank you payment is separate from pay negotiations, with RCN Scotland seeking 12.5% rise

Colleagues pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ nurse who died after contracting COVID-19

Ana Lisa Labrador Sayson, originally from the Philippines, worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Delay in nurses’ pay rise confirmed in letter from health and social care secretary

RCN says government is dragging out the process and nurses should not have to wait

First UK university to offer online nursing degrees is named

Applications now open for blended learning programmes, to begin as early as January 2021

RCN calls for clearer warning of COVID-19 risks at Christmas

Easing lockdown rules could mean ‘unrelenting tsunami’ of infections in January, college says

Nursing students accepted by universities reaches record high

Latest university admissions figures show 24% rise in intake for UK nursing courses in 2020

COVID-19: practice nurses raise concerns over vaccine administration protocols

RCN calls for clearer guidance regarding patient-specific directions

Nurse’s Flu Bee Game adapted to boost take up of the COVID-19 vaccine

Corona Bee Game encourages players to learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine

Charge nurse dies with COVID-19: family’s tribute to ‘caring and committed’ colleagues

Praise for staff at emergency department of Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow

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