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Care home nurses ‘highest priority’ for Covid-19 vaccine in draft list

Nurses have been labelled as a top priority for a Covid-19 vaccine – especially those in care homes – by a committee advising the government on immunisation. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has today published 11 draft groups it believes should be…

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RCN election row: Petitioners and council find common ground

Talks between council members at the Royal College of Nursing and petitioners seeking to force change at the college through an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) appear to have taken a positive turn. The two sides met last night and agreed to work together to organise…

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‘Record’ rise in student nurses including 30% more men

A record number of students have been placed on nursing courses across the UK this year, new figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) reveal. The data, published 28 days after the clearing process, showed 34,190 student nurses had been accepted onto a…

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Influential director of RCN Scotland announces retirement

Theresa Fyffe, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland, has announced that she will retire from the college after 14 years in the top role. A former critical care nurse, Ms Fyffe (pictured above) has been commended for raising the RCN’s profile in…

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‘We have never given up on our goal to get the UK back into ICN’

We really believe that nurses and nursing have the power to change the world, especially when we join with colleagues across the globe. This message is the heart of the “We are Global Nurses” campaign. Our group was set up in 2017 in response to…

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