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Power nap booths help Oxford emergency nurses fend off fatigue and stress

Sleep pods funded by charity allow nurses to ‘decompress’ during and after long shifts

A nurse in PPE talking to an elder lady with a face mask. Approximately 27% of US COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Picture: iStock

Improve staffing levels to fight COVID-19 in nursing homes, study suggests

US research says nurse staffing may have more impact than greater infection control measures

Picture of England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May, who will tell A-level students ‘your NHS needs you’ in a bid to encourage them join the nursing profession. Picture: John Houlihan

England’s chief nurse tells A-level students ‘your NHS needs you’

Ruth May urges those who will be weighing up degree courses to consider a career in nursing

Joan Rich during her park walk

101-year-old former nursing auxiliary raises more than £20K for the NHS – and counting

Joan Rich aims to walk 102 laps of local park before she turns 102

London pay demonstration

Government unmoved by protests over NHS staff pay rise

Nurse demonstrators in London applauded in the street, but union demands go unmet

Uptake for the nursing degree apprenticeship programme has been poor

Nursing degree apprenticeship spending boost falls short, says RCN

More support for three-year nursing degree students ‘the fastest way to get more nurses’

Picture of Victoria Kavanagh

Tributes paid to nurse who died in traffic accident

Victoria Kavanagh excelled in her role with the school health service, say colleagues

Picture shows a medic standing next to a car conducting a COVID-19 test at a temporary testing centre at Watford General Hospital

COVID-19 undiagnosed in many nurses, study suggests

Mild cases were missed before loss of taste or smell was added to coronavirus symptoms

Menopause in the workplace

Lack of support for staff during menopause affects work and career, survey reveals

Menopause affects 90% of women doctors’ working lives according to a BMA survey

Image showing money. Protesters are demanding an early pay rise following workforce’s COVID-19 efforts

Thousands expected to join NHS pay protests

Protesters are demanding an early pay rise following workforce’s COVID-19 efforts

NEWS 2 score

COVID-19: reliance on early warning scores may have caused delays in care

A lack of specialist staff led to an over-reliance on the NEWS2 score, report says

Disinfecting surfaces at the Covid-19 recovery ward at Mater Hospital, Belfast

COVID-19: Northern Ireland rewards final-year students for working during pandemic

Health minister extends band 4 pay until their nursing studies end in September

Nurse contributors wanted for project showing skin conditions in BAME children

Skin Deep aims to improve the range of images available of dermatological conditions

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

The COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

COVID-19 effect could deter international nurses from coming to UK, says ICN

Perceptions of safety and financial impact may make UK less attractive to overseas nurses

Front-line healthcare staff at greater risk of COVID-19 than public, despite PPE – study

Reseachers recommend stricter protocols for social distancing among healthcare workers

Safe staffing: soaring nurse vacancy levels leave NHS counting the cost of agency cover

Reliance on agency staff is unsustainable, admits government in Northern Ireland

RCN announces candidates for president and deputy posts

Nurses can vote throughout September in a postal ballot, with the results due on 1 October

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