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COVID-19: what will the lifting of Plan B restrictions mean for nurses?

RCN says end of mandatory measures will ‘do nothing to relieve pressure on NHS’

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Older nurse dons face mask, as NHS pensioners face return of pension abatement rule

NHS pensioners who returned to practice in pandemic are to lose financial incentive

Return of abatement rule, suspended at the height of COVID-19, likely to spark departures

Picture shows a nurse vaccinating another medic

Compulsory COVID-19 jabs for nurses: stark rules on redeployment or dismissal set out

NHS England stance to redeploy or fire patient-facing nurses unvaccinated by April deadline

Nursing students are not part of COVID-19 workforce, RCN asserts

College says Scottish Government implies students on placements are ‘additional staff’

A negative lateral flow test result for coronavirus

Shorter self-isolation time gets you back to work sooner – but is it worth extra risk?

Science adviser admits rule-change comes with risk, as RCN calls for nurse exemption

Nurse shortages in care homes ‘greater threat than COVID-19’

Provider’s warning as National Care Forum survey shows vacancies nearing 20%

Nurse dons PPE, which will still be provided free in England

PPE for COVID-19: free provision is extended to next year

Nurses should never be left to buy their own protective equipment, union insists

New COVID-19 self-isolation rules: what nurses need to know

Isolation period for people testing positive in England reduced to five days from 17 January

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Mandatory vaccinations for nurses would be ‘sabotage’ amid staffing pressures, says RCN

College joins demands to delay making jabs compulsory from April for front-line staff

Free tickets to see Florence Nightingale-inspired ballet

English National Ballet’s show centres on a woman who becomes a nurse during the Crimean War

Picture shows prime minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons today

Nurses condemn Boris Johnson over lockdown party in Downing Street

Prime minister apologises for lockdown party as nurses take to social media to protest

Respiratory illness in children: nurses urged to check symptoms

Charity warns rise in infections could coincide with surge in COVID-19 infections

Rules change from today for nurses testing positive in lateral flow tests for COVID-19

Asymptomatic nurses won’t need PCR test in move to ease staff absences, free lab capacity

Nurses go on social media to urge vaccine take-up as infection rates continue to rise

Nurses on Twitter share reasons for being vaccinated and encourage others to do same

If lateral flow tests were no longer free, what would it mean for nurses?

The government is under pressure to clarify when it will scale down the testing system

Impending vaccine mandate is not what under-pressure NHS staff need, ministers told

Forcing jabs on unvaccinated staff will only exacerbate long-term staffing crisis – TUC boss

Pay: top CEOs earn more than 100 times the salary of the average nurse

Unions say figures show ‘something fundamentally wrong with British society’

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