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RCN deputy president resigns

Yvonne Coghill steps down two months before the end of her two-year tenure

NHS nursing staff receive Pride of Britain award for work during COVID-19 pandemic

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praise ‘dedicated NHS staff’ while presenting special award

COVID-19 visiting: families ignoring social distancing rules ‘adds to pressures’

Intensive care nurse says staff are facing the extra pressure of trying to enforce the rules

Healthcare whistleblowing: the e-learning modules that will help nurses speak up

Online training aims to give staff at all levels confidence to speak up about poor care

COVID-19: RCN Foundation to fund research on effective leadership during pandemic

Charity offers up to £30,000 for studies that highlight ‘positive experiences’

COVID-19: patient-facing healthcare workers face greater risk of hospital admission

The people they live with are also more vulnerable to the disease, Scottish study shows

Stroke specialist nurses should not be redeployed, says leading stroke nurse

Safety and outcomes of patients with stroke is optimised by specialist care, professor states

Nurse pay: RCN urges staff to lobby MPs for 12.5% wage rise

College steps up campaign to persuade chancellor to give fully funded pay increase

Hospital meals: nurses and patients to benefit from review

TV’s Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith sets out food safety plan for NHS trusts 

Nurse research: ‘let’s make it a normal part of our role’

Nurses’ employers should give them time for research, Nightingale2020 conference told

Nursing groups join free school meals campaign

RCN and others urge government to reverse decision over free meals during holidays

COVID-19: no immunisation for NHS staff until vaccine proven safe and effective

Government will not proceed until trials are verified, despite reports of programme this year

Daughter of nurse who died with COVID-19 pays tribute to her dedication

Emma Vianzon was an ‘inspiration who was always caring for others’

Nurse strike: docked pay still not reimbursed

Northern Ireland nurses still waiting for wages to be repaid after pay parity strike action

COVID-19: survey finds nursing staff divided on whether to have flu jab

Some say patient safety comes first, others fear bad reaction to vaccine

Next RCN deputy president announced

Tracey Budding urges college members to unite around campaign for better nurse pay

District nurse specialist practitioner course numbers up

Rise in community nursing programme numbers reflects demand for advanced skills, says QNI

Adult social care nurses: the shrinking workforce in need of a long-term strategy

Care home jobs for nurses continue to decline as ministers are urged to invest and plan

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