Kimberley Hackett

Picture shows a woman holding a child while talking to a nurse. The effect of COVID-19 on child health services is being tracked, with details to be used to support planning and influence decision makers.
Emergency Nurse

COVID-19: online tool will track effects of pandemic on child health services

Weekly data from trusts will be used for planning and to influence decision makers

nurse wears PPE and looks reflective
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: NMC moves to reassure registrants over refusal to treat due to lack of PPE

Regulator tells nurses it will consider context of safety concerns in FtP referrals

Cath Simpson of ICU at University Hospital of North Tees with nurse and COVID patient Millie Magadlela
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: nurse survivor’s tribute to the hospital colleagues who saved her life

Morale boost for staff as they see one of their own leave ICU

Humanising carers in PPE
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: nurses find ways to connect with patients despite PPE and social distancing

Trusts are using innovative methods to humanise care during the pandemic

Handwashing and PPE
Nursing Standard

COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on the crisis

Three-pronged survey will look at healthcare staff’s experiences throughout the pandemic

Trainee nurses in Zambia
Nursing Standard

Report reveals extent of global nursing shortage – and how to address it

Findings show ‘investment in the nursing profession is a benefit to society, not a cost’

Kerry Holden, PPE officer
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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.
Nursing Standard

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.
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: parking charges suspended for NHS England staff

Decision is among measures to support healthcare workers during the pandemic

Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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.
Nursing Standard

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