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Sick pay confusion could drive ill, self-isolating or shielding nurses back to work

RCN calls for clarification on COVID-19 furlough eligibility for independent sector nurses
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COVID-19: many nurses still under pressure to work without PPE, survey finds

RCN poll comes as trade unions launch plan to ensure staff safety when NHS services restart
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Call us if you need us: mental health charity’s message to nurses in distress

Laura Hyde Foundation offers online support for healthcare staff during COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: woman who spat at nurse warned she faces prison term

Woman claiming to have COVID-19 had been taken to hospital by police
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Daughter of nurse who died in pandemic pours scorn on easing of lockdown rules

Don’t put nurses’ lives at risk of COVID-19, she tells public
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NMC announces further extensions to revalidation deadlines

Registrants due to revalidate later in 2020 can request extension due to COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: unions’ anger over possible two-year pay freeze for public sector workers

Proposal in leaked Treasury document is ‘the exact opposite of what’s expected and deserved’
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International Nurses Day: praise us as professionals not heroes, says chief nurse

Nurse leaders celebrate the profession under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Boris Johnson pays tribute to ‘today’s Nightingales’ on International Nurses Day

‘We owe you more than words can say,’ prime minister says in tribute to profession
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COVID-19: charity launches appeal to help shielded children stay at home

More equipment needed to help Roald Dahl nurses care for vulnerable children
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Actors urge public to show their gratitude on International Nurses Day

They can buy a white e-rose and shine a light on what is also Florence Nightingale’s birthday
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Free COVID-19 infection control guide for nursing and residential care homes

Infection Prevention Society outlines signs and symptoms – and how to prevent spread

PTSD levels among nurses deemed a ‘growing concern’

Study urges better understanding and measurement of post-traumatic stress disorder
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Nursing student recruitment to emergency register no longer needed

Regulator confirms it won’t resort to COVID-19 contingency plan to enlist extra students
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Plea to help stranded Filipino nurses unable to fly back to UK during COVID-19 pandemic

Many of the UK registrants face losing their homes because they cannot get back to work
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NMC registration fee: waive it as a thank-you to nurses, MPs tell government

If ministers can help businesses during COVID-19 pandemic, they can help nurses too, MPs say
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COVID-19: call for social distancing in emergency departments

Royal College of Emergency Medicine says move would help to prevent avoidable deaths
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‘No PPE masks left for care homes or homecare staff’

Sector operators unable to compete with the NHS to procure face masks, care home owner claims

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