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International Nurses Day: praise us as professionals not heroes, says chief nurse

Nurse leaders celebrate the profession under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Boris Johnson pays tribute to ‘today’s Nightingales’ on International Nurses Day

‘We owe you more than words can say,’ prime minister says in tribute to profession
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COVID-19: charity launches appeal to help shielded children stay at home

More equipment needed to help Roald Dahl nurses care for vulnerable children
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Actors urge public to show their gratitude on International Nurses Day

They can buy a white e-rose and shine a light on what is also Florence Nightingale’s birthday

PTSD levels among nurses deemed a ‘growing concern’

Study urges better understanding and measurement of post-traumatic stress disorder
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Nursing student recruitment to emergency register no longer needed

Regulator confirms it won’t resort to COVID-19 contingency plan to enlist extra students
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Plea to help stranded Filipino nurses unable to fly back to UK during COVID-19 pandemic

Many of the UK registrants face losing their homes because they cannot get back to work
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NMC registration fee: waive it as a thank-you to nurses, MPs tell government

If ministers can help businesses during COVID-19 pandemic, they can help nurses too, MPs say
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COVID-19: call for social distancing in emergency departments

Royal College of Emergency Medicine says move would help to prevent avoidable deaths
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‘No PPE masks left for care homes or homecare staff’

Sector operators unable to compete with the NHS to procure face masks, care home owner claims
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COVID-19: BAME nurses may be missing out on mental health support

Avoid a one-size-fits-all approach to mental well-being, warns nursing lecturer
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COVID-19: London’s Nightingale Hospital put on standby as daily cases fall

Hospital will ‘stand ready’ to receive coronavirus patients if needed
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Inadequate PPE: RCN receives more than 100 calls from nurses refusing to treat patients

Nurses seek advice after refusing to treat patients
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COVID-19: community hospital for recovering patients named after Mary Seacole

Naming of NHS Seacole Centre in Surrey pays tribute to BAME staff on the front line
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COVID-19: RCN survey finds lack of access to testing at height of pandemic

Majority of nurse respondents not offered testing, with non-NHS staff worst off
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COVID-19: nurses report feeling guilt over decisions related to pandemic

Mental health charity says staff are feeling the pressure over choices at work and at home
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COVID-19: nurse raises money for iPads to help patients ‘connect with loved ones’

Leona Harris’s efforts have generated £55,000 – and counting
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COVID-19: angel/hero tropes can be psychologically damaging

Heroic characterisations can magnify nurses’ stress, warns psychology expert

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