Kimberley Hackett

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
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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.
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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

Image shows video still of respiratory nurses at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust urging the public to stay home
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COVID-19: millions view respiratory nurses’ ‘save a life and stay at home’ video

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust respiratory nurses’ message goes viral

Picture shows a woman with a child wearing an oxygen mask. WellChild gives guidance for families caring for children with complex needs, managing care in the home and for health professionals working with children, including safeguarding advice.
Nursing Children and Young People

COVID-19: charity advises on treating seriously ill children

Guidance for families caring for children with complex needs and carers in the home

Picture shows critical care nurse Dawn Bilbrough in a video pleading with people to stop stripping supermarket shelves when she couldn’t find fresh food after working for 48 hours.
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COVID-19: nurse praised by health secretary after plea on panic buying

Critical care nurse was unable to find fresh food after supermarkets were stripped of basics

NMC fitness to practice hearings
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NMC to postpone fitness to practise cases during COVID-19 pandemic

Regulator will also extend revalidation deadlines by three months

Picture of a nurse outside looking fearful. Community nurses are being called ‘disease spreaders’ amid the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior nurse leader has revealed. Picture: Neil O’Connor
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COVID-19: community nurses ‘verbally abused in the streets’

RCN director condemns reports of nurses being called ‘disease spreaders’

Picture shows a woman cleaning an area below a notice board. Advice for the adult social care sector includes making greater use of the Internet, protective clothing and what to do when people show symptoms.
Nursing Older People

COVID-19: guidance issued for adult social care sector

Advice includes using Internet, protective clothing and what to do if people show symptoms

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: production of personal protective equipment must be ‘ramped up’

Supplies are enough for coming weeks, says head of NHS England

Two customers in Pret a Manger
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COVID-19: free drinks for NHS staff at Pret a Manger and McDonald’s

Offer given as ‘a small token of our appreciation’ for essential work

Photo of a face mask packet
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Government insists surgical masks sent to GP practice staff are safe

Some practices took to social media to claim products are ‘out of date’

Intensive care nurses at a London hospital greet each other with a special dance, amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Coronavirus: the nurses who greet each other with a dance, rather than a handshake

Twitter video of UK intensive care nurses a bright note in ‘a challenging week’

man on ventilator in ICU
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COVID-19: ‘critical care nurse numbers can’t keep pace with boost in supply of ICU beds’

ICU staff under pressure from intense workload, says critical care nurse leader

Nurse Alessia Bonari posted a picture of her bruises after wearing a protective mask for extended periods during Italy's COVID-19 epidemic
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Tired, afraid and bruised: nurse reports from Italy’s COVID-19 front line

Alessia Bonari urged members of the public to ‘do their part’ during the pandemic

Nurse training a nursing student
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Millions of pounds to be invested to increase England’s nurse workforce

Funding includes clinical placements, district nursing and the nursing associate role

Picture of NHS England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May, who says nurses will show leadership and set aside their own fears in response to the outbreak.
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Coronavirus ‘biggest challenge in a generation’, chief nurse says

Ruth May tells senior colleagues nurses will show leadership and set aside their own fears

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens
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Coronavirus response: plan to employ third-year nursing students at band 5

NHS England and chief nursing officer working with NMC to get students into clinical practice