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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
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Emergency department attendances tumble during pandemic

People with symptoms of strokes or heart attacks stay away due to virus fears or to help NHS
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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
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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
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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
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COVID-19: online tool will track effects of pandemic on child health services

Weekly data from trusts will be used for planning and to influence decision makers
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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
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COVID-19: Iceland backtracks on rules for NHS staff shoppers

Supermarket chain apologises after complaints it made front-line workers feel ‘contaminated’
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COVID-19: thousands raised for baby of nurse who died from coronavirus

Nurse died after her baby was delivered by caesarean section at hospital where she worked
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COVID-19: NMC moves to reassure registrants over refusal to treat due to lack of PPE

Regulator tells nurses it will consider context of safety concerns in FtP referrals
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COVID-19: nurse survivor’s tribute to the hospital colleagues who saved her life

Morale boost for staff as they see one of their own leave ICU
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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
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Nurses can refuse to treat if they lack PPE, and we will support them – RCN

College issues guidance on the decision of last resort during COVID-19 pandemic
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Call for formal recognition of nurses who die of COVID-19

Doctor wants nurses to be commemorated in the names of NHS hospital wards
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COVID-19: Deaths of older people in care homes ‘being airbrushed’

Calls for accurate reporting of deaths in social care settings
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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
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COVID-19: 24/7 support services set up for mental health service users in the community

People in crisis can reach round-the-clock mental health emergency departments by phone
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Tributes paid to five more nurses who have died during pandemic

Colleagues and loved ones praise their dedication and professionalism

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