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We have asked employers around the UK to make a pledge to support the Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign. Health and social care staffing agency Medacs Healthcare has made that pledge: Medacs Healthcare supports the principles of the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK?  campaign.…

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Prestigious award recognises contribution of BAME nurses during Covid-19

A nurse leader and diversity champion has accepted a prestigious award on behalf of all NHS Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses and midwives for their response in the coronavirus pandemic. The Baton Awards celebrates female trailblazers from diverse racial groups and this year…

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Elizabeth Dixon: Findings from baby death inquiry prompt NMC apology

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has apologised for the part it played in a wider web of systemic failures surrounding the death of a baby girl two decades ago. The regulator has vowed to make changes in response to findings outlined in a damning report…

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English NHS still short of more than 36,000 nurses

The number of nurse vacancies in the NHS in England “remains stubbornly high”, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, as latest figures reveal more than 36,000 registered nurse gaps. Published today, figures from NHS Digital showed that in the second quarter of 2020-21, 10%…

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Chancellor confirms NHS nurses will be spared from public sector pay freeze

Nurses in the NHS will be given a pay rise next year, the chancellor of the exchequer announced today in his latest spending review, though he did not specify how much they would receive. Rishi Sunak confirmed that NHS workers would be excluded from a…

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