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Junior minister is fielded to face urgent question over nurses’ pay

Health secretary Hancock sends junior colleague to face Opposition in Commons

Call for urgent review of ‘flawed’ COVID-19 infection guidelines

Guidance fails to consider airborne infection as a key way the virus is transmitted, says RCN

RCN sets up strike fund over ‘pitiful’ 1% pay rise recommendation

Fund would support members involved in industrial action as unions prepare for pay talks

Unions label 1% nurse pay rise suggestion as 'insulting'

RCN accuses government of being dangerously out of touch with nursing staff and public

Tribunal victory for nurse victimised for raising racial segregation concerns

Barts Health ordered to pay bank nurse whistleblower £26,000 – and give her shifts

Healthcare assistant who worked at the same trust for 40 years dies of COVID-19

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night

NHS pay: nurses in bid to pile pre-Budget pressure on Chancellor

Staff on AfC terms use social media campaign to demand inflation-busting deal

New timetable announced for RCN presidential election after suspension

Nominations for leadership role open on 3 March

NHS teamwork in the pandemic: how is it for you?

Study asks nurses how COVID-19 has affected the functioning of clinical teams

Rules relaxed on recruiting overseas nurses

RCN cautions that change risks damaging health and care systems of developing countries

Some respirator masks issued to staff may not be safe, government warns

Healthcare providers told to stop using certain FFP3 respirator masks, pending checks

Nurses urged to check people with learning disabilities registered for COVID-19 vaccine

RCN says not all adult service users on GP learning disability register

COVID-19 and staff well-being: last chance to share your experiences in our survey

Tell Nursing Standard how the pandemic has affected your health at work

Coronavirus ‘can remain active on nurses’ uniforms for up to 72 hours’

Study suggests work clothes should be washed on site to prevent contamination in homes

Further pay boost for nurses in Scotland, as government announces interim rise

Increase intended as stopgap, with Agenda for Change pay negotiations delayed

House price hikes led to 9,000 nurses leaving NHS acute care sector – report

Institute for Fiscal Studies says rising living costs and inflexible pay system to blame

District nurses caring for discharged COVID-19 patients at breaking point

Queen’s Nursing Institute calls for more investment in district nursing service

Fresh help for NHS staff traumatised by pandemic

Mental health and well-being hubs offering staff confidential advice and support set to open

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