Kimberley Hackett

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Nursing Standard

Agency and social care nurses less likely than NHS staff to have had first COVID-19 jab

Nurses who haven’t received first dose tend to work outside health service, survey suggests

Nursing Standard

‘Cheerful, hardworking and kind’ nurse dies of COVID-19

Colleagues pay tribute to Chris Buckingham who ‘truly reflected the core values of nursing’

Nursing Standard

COVID-19: psychological distress higher for nurses than their colleagues – review

Examination of pandemic studies says mental health effects could last for up to three years

Nurse wins pregnancy discrimination case again North Pennine Acute Hospitals trust
Nursing Standard

Pregnancy discrimination in the NHS: nurse wins compensation from trust

Line manager asked nurse to stop waiting for her antenatal appointment and return to work

A care home resident being assisted by a nurse
Nursing Standard

New standards for nurses entering care home sector

QNI's standards on clinical care and leadership intended to help support staff

Nurse has meeting with her manager – NMC urges employers to resolve nurse fitness to practise concerns themselves where possible
Nursing Standard

Fitness to practise: why nurses’ employers should cut down on NMC referrals

Regulator urges managers to avoid blame and deal with nurses’ performance issues locally

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Mental Health Practice

‘Urgent action needed’ on staffing in children’s mental health services

Recruitment and retention issues existed pre-COVID and pressure on services is increasing

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Nursing Standard

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

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Nursing Standard

Pay rise for nurses would boost wider economy, report says

RCN welcomes ‘compelling argument’ in consultancy report supporting nurses’ pay rise

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Nursing Standard

Advice for school nurses over redeployment for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Safeguarding children must take priority, says head of school nurses association

Picture of healthcare assistant Rachel Trott, who has died after testing positive for COVID-19
Nursing Standard

HCA with three young children dies from COVID-19

Rachel Trott had started her first NHS job only three months earlier at a hospital in Kent

Nursing Standard

Effects of COVID-19 on BAME healthcare staff: researchers call for more study volunteers

UK-REACH project is exploring physical and mental health impact

Nursing Standard

Paid clinical placements: final-year nursing students called in to plug staffing gaps

COVID-19 crisis prompts appeal for volunteers to shore-up nursing workforce

Picture shows a medic in personal protective equipment looking distressed
Nursing Standard

Shocking effects of COVID-19 stress on ICU nurses revealed

Critical care nurse leader says some are struggling with PTSD and mental health issues

Picture of healthcare assistant (HCA) Yvonne Taggart, who has died after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Nursing Standard

HCA who died from COVID-19 will be deeply missed, say colleagues

Daughters pay tribute to healthcare assistant who ‘had a big heart full of love’

Nursing Standard

COVID-19: volunteers rush to help NHS staff administer vaccine

Mass vaccination centres open, and nurse praises public’s ‘amazing’ take-up of vaccine so far

Nursing Standard

COVID-19: exhausted nurses could leave profession, ICU matron warns

Lindsey Izard and RCN say staff feel that patient care is being compromised

Nursing Standard

COVID-19: temporary nurse register expanded to include overseas-trained staff

More than 2,000 nurses who applied for permanent registration invited to join UK workforce