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Nurses have increased risk of death from COVID-19, data confirms

ONS says mortality rate is higher for male nurses, but other factors may contribute
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PPE fit-test errors: contractor should be suspended, says RCN

Nurses’ COVID-19 safety fears after masks were incorrectly fit-tested
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COVID-19: MPs say nurses deserve pay rises, not just hand claps and medals

Health minister replies that ‘recruitment and retention is not just about pay’
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NMC considers resuming fitness to practise hearings in person from September

Regulator says emergency measures introduced during the pandemic could also be changed
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COVID-19: is washing uniforms at home a risk?

Researchers suspect domestic washing machines fail to remove the virus
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COVID-19: Labour calls for weekly testing of NHS staff

Party says regular coronavirus test will help clear backlogs on hospital waiting lists 
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COVID-19: heatwave warning for nurses wearing PPE

Advice on how to stay safe when wearing personal protective equipment in soaring temperatures

Could you be the next RCN president or deputy president?

Nominations are open for the nurse ambassador roles and eligible members are urged to apply
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COVID-19: give international nurses the right to remain, urges RCN

As the UK celebrates Windrush Day, RCN calls for recognition of overseas nurses’ contribution
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COVID-19: ‘extra emotional burden’ for nurses providing end of life care

Barriers due to PPE and service changes have increased strain on staff, Marie Curie says
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COVID-19: students on unpaid placements not eligible for death in service scheme

Scheme in England limited to those on paid placements – but flexibility possible

Post-registration education standards: nurses invited to air their views on changes

NMC to hold series of webinars for registrants, nurse educators and other stakeholders
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Day 100 of COVID-19 pandemic: RCN wants urgent action to protect NHS staff

Eight priorities for governments and employers include PPE and mental health support
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Online auction bid to boost Florence Nightingale Museum’s fight for survival

TV Bargain Hunt expert Charles Hanson to host sale – find out how to join in online
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Health Education England clarifies its position on ending paid student placements

Some final-year students will be paid until September, but others are feeling short-changed
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COVID-19: study shows racism contributes to higher risk of death for BAME nursing staff

Nusing leaders demand government action now on risk assessments to protect staff
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COVID-19: nursing is ‘one of most dangerous jobs in the world’

International Council of Nurses urges governments to act now to protect staff
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COVID-19: trust hosts delayed English tests for overseas nurses

Occupational English Test needed for NMC registration held at employer’s premises

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