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NHS staff in Scotland to receive new pay deal in recognition of pandemic efforts

First minister Nicola Sturgeon makes announcement during Scottish Trade Union Congress speech

Portrait ‘sums up commitment of nurses’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency nurse says painting of her in full PPE captures experience for many in first wave

Specialist practice qualifications: relief at proposal to retain SPQs

NMC plans to keep district and practice nursing SPQs – while creating generic community award

RCN postpones extraordinary general meeting – and explains why

‘Pressures of second COVID-19 surge’ would hinder full participation, says council chair

Trust backtracks on staff free parking exclusion

COVID-19 arrangements at Belfast trust initially excluded agency staff, students and locums

Domestic abuse policy offers trust staff support and paid leave

Policy pledges financial and well-being support to nurses in abusive relationships

Nurse pay: RCN launches ‘Clapped us? Back us’ campaign

College asks politicians and public who clapped for nurses to back a 12.5% pay rise

Rise in nurse numbers on register – but NMC cautious about future recruitment

Long-term impact of COVID-19 is unknown, says council chief Andrea Sutcliffe

Chester hospital deaths: nurse charged with murder of eight babies

Lucy Letby, who worked at Countess of Chester Hospital, also faces attempted murder charges

COVID-19: Staff received bin bags to use as PPE, claims GP

Scottish Government responds to Beth Hadden’s tweet

Nurse rearrested over suspicious infant deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lead detective confirms investigation is ‘active and ongoing’

COVID-19 vaccine programme will need money and staff – RCN

Feasibility of coronavirus immunisation plan depends on adequate nurse numbers and training

DIY coronavirus testing for front-line NHS staff from this week

Twice-weekly COVID-19 tests to be introduced for patient-facing workforce

Nurse couple marry on a day’s notice after lockdown scuppers wedding plans

Mental health nurses rush to arrange ceremony postponed due to COVID-19

What shifts do you prefer to work?

Nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing associates asked to share their views in our survey

RCN joins call for Christmas pay rise to boost morale

Letter to prime minster from 14 unions says pay rise could boost exhausted nurses

COVID-19: critical care nurse-to-patient ratio redefined as 2:1 for second wave

Temporary guidelines aim to avoid ICU nurses being ‘spread too thinly’

Full scholarships available to develop skills in neurological rehabilitation

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