Kimberley Hackett

Image of care home staff nurse in full PPE attending to a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Free COVID-19 infection control guide for nursing and residential care homes

Infection Prevention Society outlines signs and symptoms – and how to prevent spread

woman holds baby while looking at her phone
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Health visitor guidance to parents aims to support at-home screening during lockdown

Institute of Health Visiting issues guide to the reviews parents can do themselves

A child's hand displaying signs of kawasaki disease
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COVID-19 and inflammation in children: professor urges caution over possible link

Atypical Kawasaki shock syndrome may have various causes – infectious disease expert

A wad of £20 notes
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NMC registration fee: waive it as a thank-you to nurses, MPs tell government

If ministers can help businesses during COVID-19 pandemic, they can help nurses too, MPs say

Counselling for BAME nurses
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COVID-19: BAME nurses may be missing out on mental health support

Avoid a one-size-fits-all approach to mental well-being, warns nursing lecturer

Drive-through COVID-19 tests
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COVID-19: RCN survey finds lack of access to testing at height of pandemic

Majority of nurse respondents not offered testing, with non-NHS staff worst off

Leona Harris (right) with colleagues and a patient using an iPad
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COVID-19: nurse raises money for iPads to help patients ‘connect with loved ones’

Leona Harris’s efforts have generated £55,000 – and counting

Image shows RCN survey of nurses’ feedback during the COVID-19 crisis
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COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on peak of the pandemic

Survey includes question on ethnicity, in light of number of BAME healthcare workers’ deaths

Recovery information
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COVID-19: patients are missing out on vital discharge information, warns sepsis charity

The UK Sepsis Trust has produced a recovery booklet for patients who leave critical care

Kawasaki disease
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COVID-19: nurses told to report cases of unusual inflammation in children  

Alert comes after warnings of potential link between Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 in children

Crystal Oldman completes a marathon
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QNI chief takes on ‘garden marathon’ as COVID-19 hits charity’s funding

Crystal Oldman joins nationwide 2.6 challenge to support charities affected by lockdown

BAME staff given priority testing for COVID-19
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COVID-19: BAME nurses to receive priority testing at Somerset trust

Initiative seeks to counter disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME staff

PPE innovation
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Nurse-led innovation cuts staff exposure to COVID-19 patients

Streamlined assessments help reduce anxiety over infection risk and inadequate PPE

COVID-19 test site closed
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Website problem for nurses trying to book COVID-19 test online

High demand forced government site to say ‘applications closed’ – will reopen tomorrow

Picture of nurses redeployed to other tasks
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Macmillan cancer nurses redeployed to help with the COVID-19 crisis

Macmillan Cancer Support is also offering funding and digital resources to help during the pandemic

Care fit for carers
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Calls for five-point plan to ensure nurses’ long-term safety and welfare

‘Care fit for carers’ report recommends 10% pay bonus for healthcare staff

Helen Lockett
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Helen Lockett will not be struck off after NMC ruling deemed ‘adequate’

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s 12-month suspension widely criticised as being too lenient

Picture shows partial view of face of woman wearing mask. COVID-19 redeployment training falls short, nurses say in the first of three surveys on the effects of the pandemic on the workforce
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COVID-19: redeployment training is non-existent or inadequate, nurses reveal

The first of three surveys also shows the emotional toll on nurses of the pandemic