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What should nurse employers be doing to tackle racist abuse towards staff?

A more proactive, zero tolerance stance against racism is needed, say readers

How can nurses help allay fears about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccine hesitancy and the spread of misinformation can be barriers to vaccine uptake

Should nursing students be paid for clinical placements beyond COVID-19?

The competing demands of making ends meet and keeping learning distinct from work

Nurses’ wish-list: what is the number one priority for the profession in 2021?

As COVID-19 pandemic continues, better pay and safe staffing have never been more important

Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for front-line healthcare staff?

Vaccine trials are showing positive results, and nursing staff will be given priority access

COVID-19: is enough being done to support nurses’ mental health?

As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies, many healthcare staff are already exhausted

Violence against nurses: will harsher sentences for assaults on emergency workers help?

In 2021, the maximum penalty in England and Wales will double to two years in prison

Readers’ panel: How prepared is the NHS for a second wave of COVID-19?

Nurses know more now about caring for patients with COVID-19, but they’re exhausted

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Readers’ panel: will a pay rise be enough to stop nurses leaving the profession?

A broad boost in pay does not apply to nurses, yet many say they may quit over poor pay

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Readers’ panel: should suspensions have been lifted for some nurses amid the pandemic?

The NMC removed the fitness to practise sanctions to boost the front-line workforce

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauding nurses and other health workers in Downing Street

Readers’ panel: Would a public sector pay freeze be a ‘slap in the face’ for nurses?

Nursing unions don’t like the sound of one suggestion revealed in a leaked Whitehall document

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Picture shows people in west London taking part in a Clap for Carers. Applause for nurses is a feature of the pandemic, but whether public understanding of the profession has improved is debatable.

Readers’ panel: has COVID-19 changed the public perception of nursing?

The weekly Clap for Carers is welcome recognition of the professionalism of NHS staff

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Readers’ panel: should nursing students go into practice early to help tackle COVID-19?

Third-year nursing students may receive registration to help with the pandemic

Readers’ panel: Should nurses be able to access a fast track into medical training?

The government has suggested nurses could train ‘more quickly’ to become doctors

Readers’ panel: Is ‘corridor care’ proof that the system is broken?

Nurses have described how ‘corridor nursing’ has increasingly become the norm

Readers’ panel: Is nursing being held back by outdated public perceptions?

A recent survey found that public perceptions of nursing are putting people off joining the...

Readers’ panel: Are employers who insist on unpaid breaks exploiting staff?

Moves to standardise rotas could increase nurses’ working hours as a result of unpaid breaks

Readers’ panel: Will evidence of inadequate care force action on nurse shortages?

CQC report says staffing pressures are contributing to a ‘perfect storm’ for patients

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