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Tired, afraid and bruised: nurse reports from Italy’s COVID-19 front line

Alessia Bonari urged members of the public to ‘do their part’ during the pandemic

Millions of pounds to be invested to increase England’s nurse workforce

Funding includes clinical placements, district nursing and the nursing associate role

Letter to NHS staff states COVID-19 epidemic would require changes in nursing practice

Clinicians may depart from established procedures, nursing leaders say in joint letter

Coronavirus ‘biggest challenge in a generation’, chief nurse says

Ruth May tells senior colleagues nurses will show leadership and set aside their own fears

Coronavirus response: plan to employ third-year nursing students at band 5

NHS England and chief nursing officer working with NMC to get students into clinical practice

Electronic tablet allows self check-in and triage of patients at emergency departments

eTriage system aims to cut time to treatment at Sussex trust

NHS works with tech firms to tackle coronavirus ‘fake news’

Searches on Google and social media sites will direct users to official NHS guidance

Community nurse’s car vandalised while working for hospice

Incident made vehicle unusable and led to disruption of patient appointments

Volunteers may temporarily leave their jobs to bolster NHS in a Covid-19 pandemic

Jobs will be safeguarded for up to four weeks as part of government’s coronavirus emergency...

Coronavirus comments ‘taken out of context’, says dementia expert nurse

June Andrews says pandemic quotes were misrepresented, yet NHS pressures remain overlooked

RCEM urges government to recruit more emergency nurses from overseas

Royal College of Emergency Medicine wants coordinated programme to address nurse shortages

QNI says emergency nurses have vital role in supporting homeless people

King’s Fund report reveals homeless hospital admissions more than doubled in past seven years

Letters from trust prompt patients to apologise for abusive behaviour

The patients had been warned they may be refused treatment after aggression towards staff

Coronavirus: retired nurses set for non-patient facing clinical roles

Older nurses, those with health conditions can help when NHS is under considerable strain

Assaults on nursing staff: trust chief tells court about impact of attack

Written statement submitted ahead of sentencing for Boxing Day assault on emergency workers

‘Context will count’ for nursing care given in a widespread coronavirus outbreak

NMC releases statement on how it will consider potential fitness to practise cases

‘Let’s stop talking about a crisis in nurse staffing’

Care minister Helen Whately tells MPs they are in danger of ‘talking down’ the NHS

Guernsey pay dispute: RCN members vote to strike if 10% increase not achieved

Action will occur if deal fails to be agreed with island’s government