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Nurses arriving in UK from India

COVID-19: England’s chief nurse announces £28m fund to recruit overseas nurses

But ethics of recruiting from developing countries have been questioned

Nurse administers the flu jab to another healthcare professional in a bid to protect colleagues and patients and help ease NHS winter pressures

Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients

BAME nurses

BAME nurses: online resource will celebrate their contribution to healthcare

You can help by sending details of inspirational careers and ‘unsung heroes’

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended

RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

COVID-19 testing swabs

COVID-19: inability to obtain test forces nurses to take time off work

Staff with symptomatic children have to self-isolate, which puts strain on colleagues

Picture shows a cancer nurse specialist examining a patient

NHS needs 2,500 more cancer nurses, Macmillan says

Cancer nurse staffing in England ‘needs a fully funded plan to get services back on track’

Patient-centred discussions about emergency treatment

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Pat Cullen (centre) with striking nurses in December 2019

Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

Violence against nurses: government plans to double prison sentence to two years

Extension to existing law will cover England and Wales

New dementia module for nurses

Dementia UK offers free online course for nurses on supporting families and carers

Six-part module gives insight into the impact of dementia

Picture shows a nurse being helped to put on personal protective equipment

Song inspired by nurses’ work during pandemic will raise funds for staff support

Working on the Frontline features in charity album in aid of RCN Foundation COVID-19 fund

Prostate cancer: charity urges nurses to be vigilant as referrals halve since lockdown

Know risk factors as 27,000 fewer men referred than expected, says Prostate Cancer UK

Most nurses on COVID-19 temporary register not tempted to stay

More than a third of those surveyed were likely to rejoin permanently, says NMC

COVID-19: minute’s silence to honour nurses and other healthcare staff who have died

Tribute will form part of a memorial ceremony broadcast online by the BMA

Strictly NHS: dancing competition raises thousands to thank healthcare staff

Nursing student among those who will take to the dance floor in honour of COVID-19 efforts

‘Top-up’ apprenticeships ‘will help provide the next generation of nurses’

Nursing associates and assistant practitioners can apply for two-year training

Spread of coronavirus among hospital staff: trust ordered to take immediate action

Outbreak at Hillingdon Hospital in London prompted CQC investigation

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