Kimberley Hackett

Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment
Nursing Standard

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

Annual leave
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases

Nurse prepares to administer IV medicines to male patient lying in hospital bed
Nursing Standard

IV medications errors: guidelines improve safety if nurses road-test them first

Study found nurses’ input into how guidance is written reduces errors

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Nursing Standard

Nurses need new pay deal not COVID bonus, PM told

Aside from applause and kind words, pay must be enough to attract and retain nurses, RCN says

Nursing Standard

Patients give vote of confidence for nurses, but have concerns about staff shortages

Majority of hospital patients always have confidence in nurses, reveals 2019 survey

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Emergency Nurse

COVID-19: emergency departments ‘not fit for purpose’

Survey of ED clinicians reveals concerns over lack of isolation facilities

Cancer nurse consultation
Cancer Nursing Practice

Vast majority of cancer patients find it easy to contact clinical nurse specialist

Patient survey reveals mainly positive experiences of services despite some disparities

Avey Bhatia, the newly appointed chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trustv
Nursing Standard

Guy’s and St Thomas’ names new chief nurse

Avey Bhatia, who succeeds Dame Eileen Sills, pledges to tackle barriers faced by some nurses

Rosena Allin-Khan
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: Labour urges government to extend mental health support for nurses

It’s time to give back and protect NHS and care staff, says shadow health minister

Helen Whately MP Image: Picture: Parliament TV
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: MPs say nurses deserve pay rises, not just hand claps and medals

Health minister replies that ‘recruitment and retention is not just about pay’

Concerns about home visits
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: parents reveal fears over home visits for seriously ill children

Survey findings have been released as part of Children’s Hospice Week

Picture shows workers wearing masks in a hospital laundry
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: is washing uniforms at home a risk?

Researchers suspect domestic washing machines fail to remove the virus

Anne-Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill
Nursing Standard

Could you be the next RCN president or deputy president?

Nominations are open for the nurse ambassador roles and eligible members are urged to apply

Overseas nurses
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: give international nurses the right to remain, urges RCN

As the UK celebrates Windrush Day, RCN calls for recognition of overseas nurses’ contribution

A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Nurse in mask
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: students on unpaid placements not eligible for death in service scheme

Scheme in England limited to those on paid placements – but flexibility possible

A woman sits at home working on laptop
Nursing Standard

Post-registration education standards: nurses invited to air their views on changes

NMC to hold series of webinars for registrants, nurse educators and other stakeholders

End to paid placements
Nursing Standard

Health Education England clarifies its position on ending paid student placements

Some final-year students will be paid until September, but others are feeling short-changed

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