Kimberley Hackett

Kerry Holden, PPE officer

COVID-19: trust creates PPE safety officer role to support staff during pandemic

The appointed nurses ensure staff are properly protected when using PPE

NMC sign

COVID-19: NMC widens its appeal for nurses to join temporary register

Invitation extended to those who left the register earlier and those who trained overseas

A person is tested at a drive through coronavirus testing site in a car park at Chessington World of Adventures, Greater London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

COVID-19: shortages limit amount of testing for NHS workers

Despite removal of 15% cap, many trusts lack resources to carry out enough tests

Birmingham NEC and image of Mary Seacole

Calls for other temporary COVID-19 hospitals to be named after influential nurses

Mary Seacole among figures requested by petition and social media posts

Ruth May

COVID-19: England’s chief nurse condemns violence and verbal abuse towards nurses

‘Respect and listen to NHS staff’ during pandemic, urges Ruth May

Picture of a cyclist with a food delivery. Restaurant chains, cab and bus firms are rallying to support NHS staff during the pandemic

COVID-19: NHS staff offered thousands of free meals and cab rides

Restaurant, food delivery and cab firms rally to support front-line workers during pandemic

Picture shows an older woman talking to a nurse. More than 7,000 former nurses and midwives signed up for the COVID-19 emergency register within hours of it being opened by the NMC.

COVID-19: thousands join NMC emergency register

Thousands respond to call to return to work and help NHS colleagues tackle the epidemic

Picture of a car park in winter. NHS staff in England will have free parking at hospitals and other medical facilities after the government acceded to requests to scrap the fees during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19: parking charges suspended for NHS England staff

Decision is among measures to support healthcare workers during the pandemic


COVID-19: call for psychological support for ICU nurses as they face surge in cases

Critical care nurses will be managing more patients – but with diluted skills mix

Matt Hancock

COVID-19: health secretary announces temporary hospital named after Florence Nightingale

Matt Hancock reveals hospital plan, 18,700 students joining front line and COVID-19 testing

Picture of an NHS car park sign. The Scottish government is abolishing parking charges for NHS staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Picture: Alamy

COVID-19: Scotland drops car park charges for health service staff

Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman says ‘we cannot have barriers for working in the NHS’

Picture shows nurse Dotty the owl and Dave the dog, characters in a picture book created by staff nurse Molly Watts, who hopes it will help parents calm their children’s anxiety about the coronavirus.

COVID-19: nurse creates picture book to ease children’s fears

Staff nurse Molly Watts hopes her book helps parents talk to their children about the virus


COVID-19: millions view respiratory nurses’ ‘save a life and stay at home’ video

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust respiratory nurses’ message goes viral

COVID-19: charity advises on treating seriously ill children

Guidance for families caring for children with complex needs and carers in the home

COVID-19: nurse praised by health secretary after plea on panic buying

Critical care nurse was unable to find fresh food after supermarkets were stripped of basics

NMC to postpone fitness to practise cases during COVID-19 pandemic

Regulator will also extend revalidation deadlines by three months

COVID-19: community nurses ‘verbally abused in the streets’

RCN director condemns reports of nurses being called ‘disease spreaders’

COVID-19: guidance issued for adult social care sector

Advice includes using Internet, protective clothing and what to do if people show symptoms