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New bill would force MP vote on nurse pay offer below 2.1%

An NHS pay offer below 2.1% would have to be taken to a vote in parliament under a new bill put forward by the Labour Party. The NHS Pay Award (Report) Bill was introduced for its first reading by Labour MP Carolyn Harris on Wednesday as…

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Study to assess support systems in place for hospital nurses during Covid-19

A new research study is set to explore the experiences of nurses working in hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, in a bid to ensure that the psychological, practical and educational support in place “is fit for purpose”. Funded by Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University, the study…

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NHS nurses in England consulted on standardised uniform proposals

Nurses working in the NHS in England are being asked for their views on having a national standardised uniform, in a move to stamp out variation across the health service. National nurse uniforms were introduced in Wales and Scotland in 2010, followed by Northern Ireland in…

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Government proposes mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for care home staff

Covid-19 vaccines may become mandatory for nurses and colleagues working in care homes with older adults in England, under new proposals from the government. The Department of Health and Social Care will today launch a five-week consultation on proposals to require staff in these settings…

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Beauty brand accused of discrimination against nurses over Covid-19 policy

Nurses have said a cosmetic company’s blanket policy to refuse service to anyone who has come into contact with people with Covid-19 symptoms is discriminatory against NHS workers. A social media storm has erupted around Benefit Cosmetics UK after a nurse claimed NHS workers were…

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Project seeks to support nurses under FtP ‘struggling’ to find employment

An initiative has been launched to support nurses and midwives who are going through the fitness to practise (FtP) process to gain employment in the health and care system while they wait for the outcome of the investigation. NMC Watch, a body which supports registrants…

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Nurse who landed major Dragons’ Den deal will ‘absolutely’ stay in NHS

An NHS nurse whose hand cream business that she founded with her husband recently received a major funding boost after appearing on BBC’s Dragons’ Den has said she has no plans to leave nursing. Antonia Philp and husband Jonny impressed the Dragons with their pitch…

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Experienced nursing director ‘proud’ to be appointed interim Wales CNO

An interim chief nursing officer for Wales has been appointed while recruitment for the substantive post is ongoing, it has been confirmed. Gareth Howells has stepped into the role of CNO on a temporary basis following the retirement of Professor Jean White at Easter. As…

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Nurses call on next Welsh Government to extend safe staffing law to care homes

Safe nurse staffing legislation in Wales must be extended to cover care homes and community services as a “top priority”, according to a new survey of nurses in the country. In addition, nurses stressed the need for a higher pay award to support rentention and…

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Hospital trust in South East England appoints new chief nurse

The current deputy chief nurse at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be moving to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to become its new chief nurse. Joanna Haworth will start in her new role in the summer to replace Claire O’Brien, who is…

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Trust recruiting ‘cyber nurse’ to continue virtual clinics beyond Covid-19

A hospital trust is introducing a permanent "cyber nurse" role to its hepatology department to maintain a virtual offer for liver patients beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust said the move was part of its drive to lower its impact on…

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Trust to pay tribute to nurse on year anniversary of death from Covid-19

A memorial bench is being placed at the workplace of popular mental health nurse Khuli Nkala to mark one year since his death with Covid-19. Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will also be honouring Mr Nkala’s memory with a minute’s silence this Saturday…

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Nurse trains to deliver eye injection previously only performed by doctors

A specialist nurse in Swansea is believed to have become the first nurse in Wales to give a sight-saving injection – something that was previously only done by doctors. Melvin Cua from Singleton Hospital said he was “grateful” for the opportunity and encouraged fellow nurses…

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NHS England funds places for nurses on wellbeing leadership programme

A nurse wellbeing and leadership programme that has been in high demand since its launch in response to Covid-19 has received funding from NHS England to expand its reach. The Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service was set up by the Florence Nightingale Foundation in April…

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Largest NHS union advises members in Scotland to accept 4% pay deal

Unison is calling on its members in Scotland to accept the government’s 4% NHS pay offer, arguing the deal is the best that can be achieved without “sustained and substantial” industrial action. The union’s recommendation is at odds with the Royal College of Nursing and…

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Nurse jab access improving but still ‘more work to be done’, says RCN

More than nine in 10 nursing staff have received their first Covid-19 vaccine, according to a new survey from the Royal College of Nursing which suggested the gap between NHS and non-NHS staff being vaccinated has narrowed significantly. But despite this progress, the union warned…

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Palliative care report raises concern about nurse redeployment during Covid-19

Nursing staff were redirected away from palliative care into other roles during the coronavirus pandemic despite a spike in deaths, particularly in the community, researchers have warned. They said their findings showed palliative and end-of-life care was not treated in the earlier stages of the…

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Opportunities to support nurse wellbeing ‘have been missed’, finds report

There has been a “persistent failure” to act on previous recommendations around supporting the mental health and wellbeing of nurses, according to a new report informed by nursing and health leaders. The report, from health charity C3, higlighted that the biggest cause of nurse sickness…

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Free visa scheme for overseas nurses extended again to October 2021

The free visa extension scheme for international nurses working in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic will continue for longer, the home secretary announced today. Eligible overseas health and care professionals whose visas are due to expire before 1 October 2021 will be granted a…

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Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2021 now open for entries

The 2021 Nursing Times Workforce Awards have been launched today and are now open for entries. Following such a tough year it has never been more important to celebrate your contributions to the nursing profession. Here at Nursing Times, we want to recognise all you…

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