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Even the suggestion of a pay freeze for nurses will hurt recruitment chances

The profession’s image is at an all-time high, but promises don’t last long in politics

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COVID-19 and professional indemnity: what nurses need to know

Ensuring nurses on the temporary register have indemnity in every sense of the word

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What you need to know about the opt-out organ donation system

The implications as England joins Wales in adopting presumed consent for organ transplant

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What the global survey of the nursing workforce tells us – and what’s missing

Flawed figures for the UK are a distraction in the State of the World’s Nursing report

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Could dilution of ICU skill mix become the new normal once this pandemic is over?

Nursing should beware the long-term implications of decisions taken to contain COVID-19

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COVID-19: without international nurses, where would the NHS or the prime minister be?

This post-Brexit pandemic has highlighted how heavily we rely on overseas-trained nurses

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Beyond the pandemic, nurses face a tough fight for fair pay

Applauded as the nation’s COVID-19 heroes, yet nurses will still have to compete for funding

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COVID-19: why nurses should only work within the limits of their competence

Use your judgement when working in challenging, unfamiliar environments during the pandemic

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COVID-19: the importance of professional indemnity

What the Coronavirus Act 2020 means for those joining the NHS on the temporary register

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Can I lend my nursing uniform to a friend to wear at a fancy dress party?

It may seem harmless, but you need to consider the image of the profession and your employer

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Upgrading hospitals is pointless if you don’t upgrade nurses’ pay and housing

The government must act fast to help staff who are struggling to make ends meet

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When does feeling unwell tip over into being too sick to work?

There are degrees of sickness and not all of them mean nurses are unfit for any work at all

With an ageing workforce, nurse numbers is no laughing matter

The health secretary’s defence of his ‘more nurses’ pledge takes the focus off the real point
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Why the current rules mean only a DNAR can offer certainty on resuscitation

Until the NMC clarifies its position on CPR, nurses and employers may face a practice...

People can see there are nurse shortages – and they expect the government to act

Politicians need to listen to what the public is telling them about the NHS

How will the Conservative election pledge of 50,000 more nurses by 2024/25 be realised?

The pledge may well be broken without increased reliance on international recruitment

The nurse shortage solution we cannot ignore

Reliance on recruitment of overseas nurses from outside the EU is already happening

We need more university places to boost the number of nurses

Despite a small increase in students joining nursing courses, we are not recruiting enough

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