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Susan Aitkenhead appointed RCN’s director for Scotland

Deputy chief nursing officer for England replaces Theresa Fyffe at end of January

Psychological first aid: has it helped care home nurses in the pandemic?

RCN Foundation will fund study into effectiveness of PFA for staff in the care sector

Front-line NHS nurses given ‘rotten’ masks during COVID-19 first wave, MPs told

Commons committee hears about out-of-date PPE distributed to healthcare staff

Nurse in COVID-19 high-risk group feels ‘privileged’ to receive vaccination

BAME nurse encourages colleagues to have COVID-19 vaccine and counter misconceptions

ICU choir sets its sights on UK chart’s Christmas number one spot

The ICU Liberty Singers' charity single will go up against Robbie Williams and Jess Glynne

Northern Ireland nurses to receive long-awaited strike payout in December wages

The decision to reimburse pay docked for strike action was made in March

Colleagues pay tribute to Bristol nurse who died after contracting COVID-19

Emergency nurse described as an ‘important part of so many people’s journeys’

Government ‘must top its 50,000 more nurses target’ to recover from COVID-19

Report finds numbers down in community, mental health and learning disability services

Adult social care sector gets first-ever chief nurse

Deborah Sturdy will champion social care nurses and provide clinical leadership

Making history: nurses proud to take part in first day of COVID-19 vaccinations

Modern matron May Parsons gave the first injection as UK vaccination programme gets underway

Micro-sculpture of nurse to be auctioned to raise money for PPE charity

The Invisible Battle represents work of healthcare staff during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 vaccination programme gets underway

Nurses crucial in encouraging uptake of vaccine, says RCN

Fitness to practise backlog may mean delays until 2022

Regulator hiring temporary staff and using outside law firms to deal with rising caseload

DNACPR notices: review finds ‘unacceptable and inappropriate’ use early in pandemic

Care Quality Commission says older and vulnerable people most at risk

NHS trusts reveal emergency travel plans for staff this winter

Community nurses may be driven to appointments in 4x4 cars in extreme weather conditions

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine: what is it and when will nurses get it?

The RCN says nurses will have a key role in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine

People in supported living isolated due to lockdown mixups

Individuals with learning disabilities denied visits amid confusion over rules, MPs told

Three nurses dance their way to the Strictly NHS final

NHS charity ballroom competition announces its 12 finalists

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