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A small child at the top of a staircase. More than 100,000 children per year are admitted to hospital due to accidental injuries (Picture: iStock)

COVID-19: how lockdown affects children’s risk of home accident injury

Spending more time at home means parents must be even more vigilant

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COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Expert advice for nurses on minimising the effects of prolonged use of masks and visors

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COVID-19: the steps to take when your shift ends to stay safe at home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take– but what do the experts say?

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Picture shows medics rushing as they push a trolley along a hospital corridor. This article contains excerpts from the diary of an emergency nurse, and are a harrowing and moving account of what it means to be on the front line.

COVID-19: diary of an emergency nurse

A moving account of what it means to be on the front line

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COVID-19: nurses say they are not getting adequate PPE

A survey by Nursing Standard finds front-line staff fear for their lives

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COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

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COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

Illustration shows a red telephone with overlapping images of the handset to show it is ringing. NHS 111, the front door to the urgent care system, handles millions of calls a year but some question its usefulness.

How effective is the NHS 111 service?

NHS 111 handles millions of calls a year, but some question its usefulness

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Corridor nursing: why nurses are despairing and angry about the ‘new norm’ in the NHS

Nursing Standard readers reveal concerns over undignified care and patient safety breaches

Picture shows computer graphics images of three people with injuries, two of them in wheelchairs, and an older man and young woman supporting themselves with crutches.

Emergency nurse have vital role in accident prevention strategy

A national strategy to reduce the toll of accidents in England lists 25 recommendations

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Northern Ireland looks to consolidate stroke care into hyper acute units

Proposed stroke care models to offer 24/7 expert care and career development for nurses

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

New duty to stem gang violence would require nurses to 'use their instincts'

A multi-agency public health duty covering EDs would extend safeguarding approach
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RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Will momentous changes to the four-hour target in EDs affect patient safety?

NHS England to pilot new measures for six months from April

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