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COVID-19: London’s Nightingale Hospital put on standby as daily cases fall

Hospital will ‘stand ready’ to receive coronavirus patients if needed
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Inadequate PPE: RCN receives more than 100 calls from nurses refusing to treat patients

Nurses seek advice after refusing to treat patients
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COVID-19: community hospital for recovering patients named after Mary Seacole

Naming of NHS Seacole Centre in Surrey pays tribute to BAME staff on the front line
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COVID-19: RCN survey finds lack of access to testing at height of pandemic

Majority of nurse respondents not offered testing, with non-NHS staff worst off
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COVID-19: nurses report feeling guilt over decisions related to pandemic

Mental health charity says staff are feeling the pressure over choices at work and at home
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COVID-19: nurse raises money for iPads to help patients ‘connect with loved ones’

Leona Harris’s efforts have generated £55,000 – and counting
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COVID-19: angel/hero tropes can be psychologically damaging

Heroic characterisations can magnify nurses’ stress, warns psychology expert
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Assess BAME healthcare staff for COVID-19 risk, NHS England tells trusts

Employers urged to take action to protect black and Asian nurses, amid health fears
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COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on peak of the pandemic

Survey includes question on ethnicity, in light of number of BAME healthcare workers’ deaths
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COVID-19: patients are missing out on vital discharge information, warns sepsis charity

The UK Sepsis Trust has produced a recovery booklet for patients who leave critical care
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Nurses who raised concerns about lack of PPE targeted by online trolls

Some nurses report vicious, and often misogynist, online abuse
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COVID-19: nurses remembered in minute’s silence

People around the UK stopped to pay tribute to NHS staff and key workers
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COVID-19: nurses told to report cases of unusual inflammation in children  

Alert comes after warnings of potential link between Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 in...
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COVID-19: ‘cruel’ health visa surcharge for overseas nurses is under review

Government to look at £400 fee overseas health workers pay to use NHS
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COVID-19: minute’s silence will honour nurses who have died

Unions hope the moment at 11am will bring together ‘a sombre but grateful nation’
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QNI chief takes on ‘garden marathon’ as COVID-19 hits charity’s funding

Crystal Oldman joins nationwide 2.6 challenge to support charities affected by lockdown
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COVID-19: BAME nurses to receive priority testing at Somerset trust

Initiative seeks to counter disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME staff
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Nurse-led innovation cuts staff exposure to COVID-19 patients

Streamlined assessments help reduce anxiety over infection risk and inadequate PPE

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