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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

Nurse lecturer’s men’s mental health project aims to challenge music industry attitudes

Mental health academic, also a hip-hop music promoter, developed the Man Down programme
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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

‘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
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Coronavirus response: scepticism at plan to bring former clinicians out of retirement

Nurses’ concerns over how quickly older nurses could be deployed – and risks they’d face

Doctors praise nurses for their support when they have been bullied at work

But anecdotes also reveal incidents of bullying by senior nurses

Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

How does your workplace help or hinder you? Tell us about your job and conditions

Last chance to take our quick survey on the factors that are part of nurses’ working lives

Number of NHS nurses in England rises – but union says patient demand is not being met

Latest figures show 8,570 more nurses, though number of health visitors has fallen

CPR guidance to be updated after controversial fitness to practise ruling

RCN says update will give nurses clearer direction on resuscitation decisions
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Coronavirus: new guidance aims to ‘fully prepare’ NHS staff to treat patients

Advice from NHS Staff Council includes rest breaks and ‘fit testing’ face masks

Promoting sexual safety among care home residents – advice for employers

CQC wants nurses to feel able to broach the subject of sexuality with individuals

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