Kimberley Hackett

Nurse wearing PPE
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: many nurses still under pressure to work without PPE, survey finds

RCN poll comes as trade unions launch plan to ensure staff safety when NHS services restart

Healthcare worker looking distressed, wears face mask with the words 'There's no mask for mental health' overlaid on it
Nursing Standard

Call us if you need us: mental health charity’s message to nurses in distress

Laura Hyde Foundation offers online support for healthcare staff during COVID-19 pandemic

Child's inflammed hand, showing signs of Kawasaki disease
Nursing Standard

Boy dies of Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus

Teenager had no co-morbidities but tested positive for COVID-19

Image of care home staff nurse in full PPE attending to a patient during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Cancer Nursing Practice

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