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nurse protests outside the gates to Downing Street about pay and PPE

Nurses take pay and PPE protest to Downing Street

Demonstrators demand respirator masks for all nurses during pandemic and a 10% pay rise

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Picture shows medics at Salford Royal Hospital’s paediatric emergency assessment unit wearing cartoon cut-outs on their protective visors

Cartoon-style PPE: how staff are reassuring young patients on a paediatric unit

Nurses say animal and Disney character visors have helped calm nerves during pandemic

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Revealed: the extent of the mortality risk BAME nurses face from coronavirus

PHE report lays bare the statistics behind COVID-19 deaths of nursing and other health staff

Dogs provide pet therapy students

Stress-busting dogs help nursing students cope with their courses

Canine teaching assistants are available for drop-in pet therapy sessions

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Overtime pay during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses ‘should receive overtime payments for pandemic work’

Unions call for employers to act, after government says overtime pay can be decided locally

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Picture of the entrance to the Florence Nightingale Museum

Florence Nightingale Museum struggling to avoid permanent closure

Online auction among fundraising efforts to save museum as COVID-19 keeps visitors away

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Picture of Bianca Hanbury-Morris, who has organised a fund for the families of Filipino NHS workers lost in the pandemic

Fund set up for families of Filipino NHS workers lost in pandemic

Target of £20,000 to help Philippines families of staff who die from COVID-19

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Money worries, stress and inadequate breaks common among nurses in Wales – survey

Public Health Wales poll prompts calls for greater investment in staff well-being

Picture shows a nurse holding an electronic tablet talking to a mother with a young daughter

General practice nursing: QNI sets standards for new staff

Queen’s Nursing Institute says they will act as a guide for nurses and employers

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Nurses access to PPE

COVID-19: PPE harder to access for BAME nurses

RCN survey uncovers stark inequalities in provision of personal protective equipment

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Jann Tipping and Annalan Navaratnam wedding in hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurse and doctor marry in ‘surreal’ wedding at their workplace

Couple tie the knot in hospital chapel after wedding plans were scuppered by the pandemic

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woman rubs cream into her face while looking in the mirror

Skincare advice for nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance on dealing with the ravages of extra handwashing and PPE use

Petition calling for ‘nurse emoji’ gains thousands of signatures

A nursing emoji is only fair… after all, doctors already have one, says nurse campaigner
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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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