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2020 – a year like no other for the world in general and nurses in particular

Nurses reflect on how COVID-19 has changed what they do, and how they can shape the future

Breaking bad news: what you need to know

Informing patients and their families of bad news is never easy, but it is part of ED life

Nurses with long-COVID: why pacing yourself when back at work is essential

Staff struggling to recover from coronavirus need the support of employers – and colleagues

When COVID-19 started, CPD almost stopped

Nurses share their concerns about missed training and learning, but also highlight innovation

Nursing students: here’s how your training will look in the new academic year

Post-pandemic peak, universities plan to continue with initiatives such as online lessons

What happens to all the nurse well-being support and the wobble rooms now?

COVID-19: Not all employers will be keeping staff hubs open and parking free

What will the ‘new normal’ look like for nursing?

COVID-19 is going to be with us for a while – as are some of the related changes to care

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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

How effective is the NHS 111 service?

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

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

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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