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The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland has collaborated with the Florence Nightingale Foundation, Department of Health and a number of other nursing and midwifery organisations to produce an exhibition to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and the contribution of nursing and midwifery in Northern Ireland.
Half of nursing staff, including those working in in the most high-risk environments, have felt pressure to carry out their work without the levels of protection set out in official guidance, the RCN can reveal. High-risk environments include areas where patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 were being treated on ventilators.
The RCN in Northern Ireland has launched a significant project to capture the stories and lived experiences of nurses and nursing assistants as they face the challenge of COVID-19.
The RCN in Northern Ireland has written to the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to demand their intervention in ensuring the sufficient supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nursing staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCN consults members on pay parity with the NHS in England and safe staffing.
Professor Jean Orr CBE passed away suddenly on 11 January.
The Northern Ireland Assembly has sat for the first time in three years with MLAs nominating a new power-sharing Executive.
Following the pay discussions this afternoon between the Department of Health and the health trade unions.
Members working in Health and Social Care [HSC] services in Northern Ireland will take industrial action from 3 December.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action, including strike action, over the nurse staffing crisis and pay.
Page last updated - 28/01/2020