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NHS needs 17,000 more nurses to deal with patient backlog

Lack of government plan to tackle record waiting lists, says former health secretary

Positive lateral flow but asymptomatic? Rule change aims to get you back to work sooner

Asymptomatic nurses to no longer wait for PCR to confirm COVID-19 status before isolating

COVID staff absences: nurses asked to cancel leave to fill gaps

Move comes as eight NHS trusts declare critical incidents during surge in Omicron

We’re beyond tired: nurses open up about why so many want to quit

Toll that punishing workload and unpaid hours are taking is revealed in nurses’ own words

New year’s honours recognise nurses’ efforts during COVID-19 and beyond

Vaccine workforce lead and suicide prevention programme innovator among those named

Government urged to prioritise COVID-19 tests for nurses

Latest figures show surge in staff absences in acute trusts due to the virus

Thousands of nurses want to quit due to exhaustion, survey shows

Many nurses say they feel undervalued, work unpaid overtime or when unwell and skip holidays

NMC reopens COVID-19 temporary register for overseas nurses

Move comes as NHS England chief tells employers to ramp up international nurse recruitment

Reduced isolation period for COVID-19: what nurses need to know

The government has cut the number of days to reduce strain on front-line services

Chief nurse urges former NHS staff and students to join COVID booster teams

Ruth May says it is not too late to help deliver jabs as Omicron cases soar

Hundreds of nursing staff who joined NMC’s COVID-19 temporary register never contacted

Survey suggests many nurses not practising as government renews call for retirees to join NHS

COVID-19 booster programme: how it will affect nursing staff

The government has brought forward the target for booster jabs by a month

Loneliness and mental health struggles at Christmas: staff urged to seek support

Winter pressures and shift schedules can affect well-being, but support is available

University team wants nurses’ input on protective gown designs

Ever thought your personal protective equipment could be better designed?

Retired nurses with lapsed registrations targeted for return to the profession

University’s return to practice course seeks to boost local NHS workforce

Get your booster, urges nurse who delayed jab due to hesitancy

Toyin Oladotun administered COVID-19 vaccine for months before getting first jab 

Nurses call on NMC to withdraw from Stonewall’s diversity programme

Affiliation with the scheme risks damaging the profession’s reputation, says open letter

New short films show ‘what a great profession nursing is’

Promotional videos show newly qualified nurses talking of pride in their new career

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