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COVID-19: body of dead patient remained on ward for five hours due to short-staffing

CQC inspectors reveal what care looks like in a pandemic, with not enough nurses to go round

New standards for nurses entering care home sector

QNI's standards on clinical care and leadership intended to help support staff

Fitness to practise: why nurses’ employers should cut down on NMC referrals

Regulator urges managers to avoid blame and deal with nurses’ performance issues locally

One in four kidney cancer patients has no access to named nurse specialist

Poll also finds almost half of people with kidney cancer had a late-stage diagnosis

Healthcare support worker who brought ‘rays of happiness’ to patients dies of COVID-19

‘Caring, kind and well-respected’ Helen Mills died after contracting COVID-19

COVID-19: photograph starkly depicts stresses nurses are enduring

Picture of critical care nurses hugging during gruelling shift attracts global comments

Healthcare staff vaccination: lead by example and have the jab, say chief nurses

Nurses and colleagues have a duty to be immunised, urge health leaders in open letter

Prison mental health nurse dies of COVID-19

Staff nurse Craig Goldsney remembered as a ‘dedicated professional’

Hospital PPE: the badges that show the human face of healthcare in the pandemic

Nurses wear stickers printed with their smiling faces to put patients at their ease

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

Mental health nursing student dies of COVID-19

Mother of two Angella Naggayi was studying at Edinburgh Napier University

COVID-19 survivor nurse holds her baby girl for the first time

New mum is reunited with daughter after 76 days in hospital

Will there be a COVID bonus for NHS staff, prime minister?

Boris Johnson evades question with ‘inaccurate and demoralising’ statement on nurses’ pay

All nursing students should be eligible for COVID-19 death in services payments

Unite says families of nursing students who die of COVID-19 in service should receive pay out

RCN urged to make election policy clearer after disqualification controversy

Policy should be ‘clear and concise’ with a rethink of sanctions, finds independent review

Higher COVID-19 death rate among nurses requires urgent investigation, says RCN

ONS reports higher death rates in healthcare staff compared with other working age people

RCN submits demand for 12.5% rise to pay review body

College stresses link between fair pay and safe staffing, and says it makes economic sense

Six-month jail sentence for ‘needlessly vicious’ assault on nurse

Attacker pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting an emergency nurse