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Respiratory illness in children: nurses urged to check symptoms

Charity warns rise in infections could coincide with surge in COVID-19 infections

NHS nurse vacancies: short-term private sector deal cannot conjure up staffing solution

Turning to independent healthcare to support NHS will not address chronic staff shortfall

Rules change from today for nurses testing positive in lateral flow tests for COVID-19

Asymptomatic nurses won’t need PCR test in move to ease staff absences, free lab capacity

Nurses go on social media to urge vaccine take-up as infection rates continue to rise

Nurses on Twitter share reasons for being vaccinated and encourage others to do same

If lateral flow tests were no longer free, what would it mean for nurses?

The government is under pressure to clarify when it will scale down the testing system

Impending vaccine mandate is not what under-pressure NHS staff need, ministers told

Forcing jabs on unvaccinated staff will only exacerbate long-term staffing crisis – TUC boss

Military medics plug NHS staffing gaps in COVID-hit hospitals

‘Hurried’ NHS deployment points to depth of staffing crisis as COVID-19 absence spirals

Pay: top CEOs earn more than 100 times the salary of the average nurse

Unions say figures show ‘something fundamentally wrong with British society’

I was bullied for wearing my cross: Christian nurse wins unfair dismissal case

Tribunal ruled NHS trust was inconsistent in its approach to staff’s faith symbols

NHS needs 17,000 more nurses to deal with patient backlog

Lack of government plan to tackle record waiting lists, says former health secretary

Nurses offer tips for a student’s first placement

Nursing student Freda took to Twitter to ask for advice – here's what she was told

Positive lateral flow but asymptomatic? Rule change aims to get you back to work sooner

Asymptomatic nurses to no longer wait for PCR to confirm COVID-19 status before isolating

Nurse struck off for stealing controlled drugs from hospital

NMC fitness to practise panel finds Michael Andaya was repeatedly dishonest

COVID staff absences: nurses asked to cancel leave to fill gaps

Move comes as eight NHS trusts declare critical incidents during surge in Omicron

We’re beyond tired: nurses open up about why so many want to quit

Toll that punishing workload and unpaid hours are taking is revealed in nurses’ own words

New year’s honours recognise nurses’ efforts during COVID-19 and beyond

Vaccine workforce lead and suicide prevention programme innovator among those named

Government urged to prioritise COVID-19 tests for nurses

Latest figures show surge in staff absences in acute trusts due to the virus

Nurse leaders raise concerns over staffing of Nightingale hubs

Hubs to be built in hospital grounds, but RCN says workforce already overstretched