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Virtual fitness to practise hearings will continue beyond COVID-19, says NMC

RCN pledges to work with regulators to ensure virtual hearings maintain fairness

Staff satisfied with level of care given to nurse who died of COVID-19, inquest hears

Inquest into Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong’s death is expected to conclude on 30 March

Nurses in England face pay-rise inequality as counterparts in Scotland get better offer

NHS pay proposal in Scotland ‘should shame’ Boris Johnson into improving plan for England

Nurses want better staffing rather than a pay rise, claims care minister

Helen Whately defends ‘insulting’ 1% pay offer as study reveals impact of austerity on nurses

Pregnant nurse who died of COVID-19 felt ‘pressured’ to work, inquest hears

Inquest into Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong's death opens

Government considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for nurses working in care homes

RCN says nurses must be supported in making an informed choice about vaccination

ICU nurse who pleaded with panic buyers in pandemic ‘not sure’ she will stay in nursing

One year on, Dawn Bilbrough reflects on the emotional toll on nurses of COVID-19

Children’s health: RCN chief says all schools should have a dedicated nurse

School nurses have vital role in promoting healthier children's lifestyles

Nurses felt unable to challenge DNACPR decisions, regulator finds

CQC says some lacked confidence to confront doctors over decisions in COVID-19 first wave

RCN Nursing Awards 2021 open for entries: who will be named nurse of the year?

Individuals and teams invited to nominate across 15 award categories

Remember what you owe to nurses, Boris Johnson told

RCN contrasts ‘measly’ pay suggestion with prime minister’s praise for his own COVID-19 care

Virtual nurse training: £25m will expand use of technology and critical care education

RCN welcomes money for England but calls for continual investment in nurses’ development

COVID-19: nurses in Wales to receive £500 bonus for work during pandemic

RCN Wales says one-off payment is not the 'substantive pay rise we have been calling for’

Violence against nurses: CQC says trust must take action to protect ED staff

Health watchdog's inspection raises concerns for Bristol Royal Infirmary staff

NHS nurse pay: claim that 1% deal would be inflation-busting is dismissed by economist

Expert calls health and social care secretary’s comments to MPs ‘not sensible’

COVID-19: senior nurses support Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection

Day of reflection will allow ‘a pause to remember those who have died’

Nurses who decline COVID-19 vaccination could be redeployed

NHS tells trusts redeployment an option if significant risk to staff, colleagues or patients

COVID-19 vaccine consent: picture book aims to support people with learning disabilities

RCN Foundation funds project by nurse researchers and charity Beyond Words