Petra Kendall-Raynor

Illustration of the inside of a person's head to symbolise mental health issues
Nursing Standard

Pandemic continues to take its toll on nurses’ mental health – survey

Quarter of staff reported severe depression, but uptake of psychological support remains low

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Nursing Standard

COVID-19: guide for practice nurses redeployed to the community

Outline of competencies developed to help practice nurses taking up new roles during pandemic

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Nursing Standard

Protection demanded for nurses ‘ostracised and abused’ during pandemic worldwide

Fear and ignorance blamed for global attacks against nurses caring for patients with COVID-19

Refusal to drop health surcharge for overseas nurses
Nursing Standard

Scrap immigration health surcharge for nurses, urges RCN

Refusal to drop NHS surcharge ‘undermines the dedicated care of overseas staff’: RCN

Money worries for nurses
Nursing Standard

Sick pay confusion could drive ill, self-isolating or shielding nurses back to work

RCN calls for clarification on COVID-19 furlough eligibility for independent sector nurses

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Nursing Standard

COVID-19: call for minute’s silence to remember nurses who died in line of duty

Unions say event would be ‘poignant reminder’ of the risks staff face

PPE survey
Nursing Standard

Reused, homemade or non-existent: survey reveals ‘gut-wrenching’ shortages of PPE

RCN says nurses in all settings feel exposed due to inadequate COVID-19 supplies

Leilani Dayrit
Nursing Standard

Call for formal recognition of nurses who die of COVID-19

Doctor wants nurses to be commemorated in the names of NHS hospital wards

Areema Nasreen was a nurse at Walsall Manor Hospital. Picture Alamy
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: tributes paid to nurses and HCAs who have died

Tributes paid to dedicated and passionate health professionals

Patients checking in using the eTriage tablet
Nursing Standard

Electronic tablet allows self check-in and triage of patients at emergency departments

eTriage system aims to cut time to treatment at Sussex trust

Searches for 'coronavirus' on Google and social media sites will direct users to official NHS guidance
Nursing Standard

NHS works with tech firms to tackle coronavirus ‘fake news’

Searches on Google and social media sites will direct users to official NHS guidance

Nursing Standard

Volunteers may temporarily leave their jobs to bolster NHS in a Covid-19 pandemic

Jobs will be safeguarded for up to four weeks as part of government’s coronavirus emergency plans

Nurse recruitment sign
Nursing Standard

Number of NHS nurses in England rises – but union says patient demand is not being met

Latest figures show 8,570 more nurses, though number of health visitors has fallen

Covid-19 (coronavirus)
Nursing Standard

Coronavirus: new guidance aims to ‘fully prepare’ NHS staff to treat patients

Advice from NHS Staff Council includes rest breaks and ‘fit testing’ face masks

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Nursing Standard

BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience

specialist burns deputy matron Lucy Hall
Nursing Standard

UK burns specialist matron flies to New Zealand to care for volcanic eruption patients

Lucy Hall responded to appeal for international help to relieve over-stretched nurses

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Learning Disability Practice

Government to tackle inappropriate ‘do not attempt CPR’ orders

Response prompted by 2019’s critical Learning Disabilities Mortality Review

Picture of a medic showing a girl how to use an inhaler. Updated guidance from NICE emphasises importance of regular use rather than higher dose of inhaled corticosteroids in children and young people.
Nursing Children and Young People

Asthma guidance reverses advice to quadruple dose of medication

NICE emphasises regular use rather than higher dose in children and young people