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Coronavirus: the nurses who greet each other with a dance, rather than a handshake

Twitter video of UK intensive care nurses a bright note in ‘a challenging week’
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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: thousands sign petition calling for front-line NHS staff to be tested

Junior doctor Rebecca McCauley explains why action is urgently needed
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Coronavirus lockdown: people in Europe take to balconies to applaud healthcare staff

Citizens gather every night to show appreciation for nurses and others on COVID-19 front line
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COVID-19: ‘critical care nurse numbers can’t keep pace with boost in supply of ICU beds’

ICU staff under pressure from intense workload, says critical care nurse leader
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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
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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
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Coronavirus ‘biggest challenge in a generation’, chief nurse says

Ruth May tells senior colleagues nurses will show leadership and set aside their own fears
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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
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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
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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...
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Coronavirus comments ‘taken out of context’, says dementia expert nurse

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

Letters from trust prompt patients to apologise for abusive behaviour

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

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