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COVID-19: care home sector criticises Public Health England over conflicting PPE advice

Resuscitation Council says official guidance for CPR ignores expert consensus

Website problem for nurses trying to book COVID-19 test online

High demand forced government site to say ‘applications closed’ – will reopen tomorrow

COVID-19: Boris Johnson’s nurses say praise helps raise profession’s profile

Nurses named by PM say it boosts recognition for nursing and insist others get same treatment

Calls for five-point plan to ensure nurses’ long-term safety and welfare

‘Care fit for carers’ report recommends 10% pay bonus for healthcare staff

Helen Lockett will not be struck off after NMC ruling deemed ‘adequate’

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s 12-month suspension widely criticised as being too lenient

Death-in-service payments: nurses’ families need clarity, RCN tells Number 10

College writes to PM as tributes are paid to latest nurses to die in COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Nightingale ‘didn’t turn away patients due to lack of nurses’

Government says report that hospital rejected patients amid staff shortage is ‘misleading’

New guidelines aim to increase understanding of advanced practice nursing

International Council of Nurses says COVID-19 pandemic means advanced roles are vital

Is a ‘culture of keeping quiet and working hard’ costing Filipino nurses their lives?

Social factors that may be putting Filipino nurses at greater risk from COVID-19

COVID-19: redeployment training is non-existent or inadequate, nurses reveal

The first of three surveys also shows the emotional toll on nurses of the pandemic

COVID-19: RCN condemns changes in PPE guidance

Advice to reuse gowns or use alternatives raises concerns over value placed on staff safety

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

Emergency department attendances tumble during pandemic

People with symptoms of strokes or heart attacks stay away due to virus fears or to help NHS

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

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

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

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

No let-up in assaults on nurses, despite COVID-19 crisis

Assaults and aggression towards emergency workers, including spitting, unchanged since 2019