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

Resuscitation Council says official guidance for CPR ignores expert consensus
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Website problem for nurses trying to book COVID-19 test online

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

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