Stephanie Jones-Berry

Picture shows a medic in protective gear. Advice to reuse gowns or use alternatives has raises concerns over safety of staff.
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COVID-19: RCN condemns changes in PPE guidance

Advice to reuse gowns or use alternatives raises concerns over value placed on staff safety

BAME staff
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COVID-19: review will assess if ethnicity puts some healthcare staff at higher risk

Review will address concerns about BAME people being disproportionately affected by pandemic

Welfare checks for staff who are self-isolating
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COVID-19: daily welfare checks for self-isolating nurses address impact on well-being

Trust where hundreds of patients have died sets up psychological support for staff

Assaults on nurses during COVID-19 pandemic
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No let-up in assaults on nurses, despite COVID-19 crisis

Assaults and aggression towards emergency workers, including spitting, unchanged since 2019

DNACPRs and patient-centred care
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COVID-19: warning against 'blanket' DNACPR notices

Regulators say advance care plans, which can include DNACPR notices, must be person-centred

Child sitting in a tree
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COVID-19: children’s nurses must advise families on preventing household accidents – RCN

College says increased time at home raises risk of fatal incidents

Picture shows Hammersmith Hospital in London. Tributes have been paid to a London nurse and an Inverclyde care worker following their deaths amid the pandemic.
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COVID-19: friends and colleagues pay tribute after deaths of two NHS staff

TrIbutes to London nurse and Scottish healthcare support worker

 Alice Kit Tak Ong (left) and Rebecca Mack (right)
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COVID-19: tributes paid after death of two more nurses

Employers and loved ones praise dedication of Alice Kit Tak Ong and Rebecca Mack

Reusing single-use PPE
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COVID-19: ‘promised PPE supplies are not reaching front-line staff’

Inadequate provision is compromising nurse and patient safety, RCN warns

CPR during COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: nurses receive conflicting advice on PPE and resuscitation

Public Health England guidance contrasts with Resuscitation Council advice on CPR

A nurse dialling a mobile phone. The helpline is designed to support NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Picture: iStock
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COVID-19: mental health helpline for nurses opens

NHS staff can speak to volunteers from charities such as Hospice UK and the Samaritans

Staff nurse Liz Glanister died on Friday 3 April at Aintree University Hospital. Picture: Neil O’Connor
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COVID-19: RCN leads tributes as third nurse dies

College says dedicated nurse Liz Glanister was on the front line of the coronavirus fight

Brentford residents clap for NHS staff
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COVID-19: public applaud NHS staff once more

Clapping from doorsteps, windows and balconies across the UK

A woman stands next to a sign about coronavirus wearing PPE, including a face mask. Picture: Shutterstock
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COVID-19: government issues new PPE guidance for healthcare staff

Guidelines come as nurse unions continue to raise concerns about lack of protective equipment

PPE supplies for nurses during COVID-19 crisis
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COVID-19: RCN demands action over ‘unconscionable’ lack of PPE

Reports some front-line nurses have been told to cope without PPE when supplies run low

Graph illustrating nurse’s pay increase from 2018-20
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Nurses in England receive final annual pay rise in line with 2018 three-year deal

1.7% pay rise a 'little bit of cheer' during COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health support for nurses
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COVID-19: struggling nurses need psychological support, says charity

Suicide prevention charity calls for dedicated helpline for healthcare staff

Home visit in PPE
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COVID-19: home care providers resort to crowdfunding to buy PPE for staff

Nurses in all settings still waiting on personal protective equipment, says RCN