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Nurses’ pay: your government is out of step with public mood on NHS, RCN tells Johnson

College leaders call on ministers to be honest about nursing salaries
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NMC allows suspended nurses to return to practice to shore up COVID-19 effort

Regulator softens sanctions to help employers ease nurse staffing pressures during pandemic
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COVID-19 antibody tests to be offered to nurses in England

‘Game changer’ tests will also be available to patients and supplied to devolved nations
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COVID-19: warning over people posing as nurses on dating sites

Latest scam involves people pretending to be hospital nurses who need money to get to work
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Pandemic continues to take its toll on nurses’ mental health – survey

Quarter of staff reported severe depression, but uptake of psychological support remains low
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Protection demanded for nurses ‘ostracised and abused’ during pandemic worldwide

Fear and ignorance blamed for global attacks against nurses caring for patients with COVID-19
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COVID-19: nurse applauded by colleagues as he leaves intensive care unit

Felix Khor salutes ‘incredible care’ of staff after 45 days in ICU
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Nurse raises money to buy iPads for hospitals

Fundraising inspired by the comfort of video calls with her father, who died from COVID-19
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Scrap immigration health surcharge for nurses, urges RCN

Refusal to drop NHS surcharge ‘undermines the dedicated care of overseas staff’: RCN
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COVID-19: hundreds join nurse support sessions online

Nurses coping with stress and pressures access leadership support service during the crisis
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COVID-19: health secretary draws fire for refusing to commit to future nurse pay rise

Nursing organisations say wage hike would ‘show who we really value’
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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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