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The COVID Birthday Honours: Queen recognises nurses’ professionalism in the pandemic

Nurses and midwives given special ‘COVID honours’ for 2020

‘Pay us fairly for the tough job we do,’ RCN tells government

The time for clapping has passed – nurses need an immediate pay rise, says Dame Donna Kinnair

Skin reactions due to surgical gloves lead to lost working hours, study finds

Nurses urged to protect their hands and wear gloves only when required

Highly respected chief nurse retires after 43-year NHS career

Elaine Inglesby-Burke compared to nurse pioneers Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

RCN Nurse of the Year 2020 revealed at virtual ceremony

Innovative nurse set up a project to support and educate young people at risk of knife crime

Worldwide clamour for leper colony nurse heroes to be honoured with Nobel Peace Prize

Devoted nurses spent 40 years caring for leprosy patients on an island in South Korea

Mental health nursing: a profession with an image problem?

Outdated stereotypes could be deterring potential recruits

BAME nurses receive recognition at RCN London’s Rising Star Awards

Recipients won awards for excellence in patient care, innovation and leadership

RCN calls extraordinary general meeting over suspended presidential election

College was under pressure to allow EGM after disqualifying candidates

PPE: ward staff failed to wear face masks correctly or maintain hand hygiene

Critical CQC report prompted hospital trust to retrain staff in infection control practices

NHS trusts say staff are already experiencing burnout before winter pressures

Pressures of COVID-19 first wave have left many staff depleted, trust leaders tell survey

RCN charity awards £48,300 for health visitors’ emotional support programme

Online iHV pilot scheme aims to improve well-being of those working through COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses to train as forensic sexual offence examiners

Postgraduate qualification will help widen rape victims’ access to nursing care in Scotland

Critical care: ‘There aren’t enough ICU nurses for UK’s 30,000 ventilators’

COVID-19 second wave – supply of ventilators not matched by critical care nurse numbers

RCN consults members on re-joining global nursing body

College quit the International Council of Nurses over the price of membership

Senior nurses can access network to improve leadership skills

Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy widens membership to boost profile of nursing

Countdown to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Virtual awards ceremony – and the RCN Nurse of the Year announcement – takes place next week