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Saturday 30 August 2014

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26.08.14: Thousands of health workers will vote on whether to protest over the government's ‘contemptuous behaviour’ on NHS pay from today
26.08.14: A British nurse who had been treating victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa has been infected
27.08.14: Nurses and midwives trained outside the EU will now be subject to a short competency test rather than months of training, the NMC has decided
28.08.14: The nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been given an experimental drug to help him fight the virus
30.07.14: A pilot scheme launched by Public Health England (PHE) has been extended for another year, aiming to immunise more than 700,000 children with the flu vaccine
20.12.12: The Chief Nurse for England has given us a strategy on which to base the care we give our patients, ensuring quality is at the core. Do you know what they stand for?
01.08.14: The Royal College of Nursing has slammed the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s proposed fee rise as “unacceptable"
17.07.14: The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCIV) have advised the Department of Health (DH) to continue with their routine whooping cough vaccination programme in pregnant women for a further five years.

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