COVID-19

COVID-19 is the ‘greatest challenge in health and social care in a generation’ according to England’s chief nurse. 

As nurses in the UK and around the world respond to the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus, keep up-to-date with the latest nursing news and developments on COVID-19, and what it means for nursing practice and frontline NHS staff.  Plus read expert advice on how nurses can keep themselves well during the pandemic. 

These articles are freely accessible to all users.

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Nurses choose to live apart from families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses offered alternative housing to safeguard loved ones

Some front-line staff are making the difficult decision to move out during the crisis

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Picture shows an older woman talking to a nurse. More than 7,000 former nurses and midwives signed up for the COVID-19 emergency register within hours of it being opened by the NMC.

COVID-19: thousands join NMC emergency register on first day

Over 7,000 respond to call to return to work and help NHS colleagues tackle the epidemic

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COVID-19 briefing

COVID-19: your daily briefing

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including news and advice for healthcare staff

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Older Nurse

COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19 emergency teams

COVID-19: amid fear and anxiety, we must look after each other

An emergency nurse’s experience of coping with the constantly evolving coronavirus crisis

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Wembley Stadium lit up blue

COVID-19: UK public applaud NHS staff – while landmarks turn blue

Joint events staged because ‘they need to know we are grateful’

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Illustration of a man holding an umbrella which is protecting him from falling arrows. Indemnity insurance is a way to protect yourself against a legal liability or loss. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: the importance of professional indemnity

What the Coronavirus Act 2020 means for those joining the NHS on the temporary register

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Self-isolating woman

COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

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COVID-19 briefing

COVID-19: your daily briefing

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including news and advice for healthcare staff

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Picture of a car park in winter. NHS staff in England will have free parking at hospitals and other medical facilities after the government acceded to requests to scrap the fees during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19: parking charges suspended for NHS England staff

Decision is among measures to support healthcare workers during the pandemic

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Picture shows a medic in protective gear. New guidance has been issued for nurses wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during CPR attempts on patients who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.

COVID-19: rules tightened on PPE for CPR

Nurses must wear ‘aerosol’ type protection if trying to resuscitate people with coronavirus

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COVID-19 clinical resource for the temporary register

A free clinical resource for nurses and student nurses on the COVID-19 temporary register

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COVID-19: call for psychological support for ICU nurses as they face surge in cases

Critical care nurses will be managing more patients – but with diluted skills mix
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COVID-19: students receive clarity on option to see out studies on placements

NMC approves measures for nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: your daily briefing

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including news and advice for healthcare staff
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COVID-19 clinical resource for nurses

Free clinical articles and learning modules for nurses and frontline NHS staff
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COVID-19: critical care guide updated amid fears for people with learning disabilities

Changes made after fears raised that life or death decisions about who receives intensive...
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COVID-19: health secretary announces temporary hospital named after Florence Nightingale

Matt Hancock reveals hospital plan, 18,700 students joining front line and COVID-19 testing

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