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Overtime pay during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses ‘should receive overtime payments for pandemic work’

Unions call for employers to act, after government says overtime pay can be decided locally

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Florence Nightingale Museum struggling to avoid permanent closure

Online auction among fundraising efforts to save museum as COVID-19 keeps visitors away

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Fund set up for families of Filipino NHS workers lost in pandemic

Target of £20,000 to help Philippines families of staff who die from COVID-19

Stressed nurse

Money worries, stress and inadequate breaks common among nurses in Wales – survey

Public Health Wales poll prompts calls for greater investment in staff well-being

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General practice nursing: QNI sets standards for new staff

Queen’s Nursing Institute says they will act as a guide for nurses and employers

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Nurses access to PPE

COVID-19: PPE harder to access for BAME nurses

RCN survey uncovers stark inequalities in provision of personal protective equipment

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BAME staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: how can we protect BAME nurses during the crisis?

The pandemic has disproportionately affected BAME people and the NHS has been slow to react

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Picture shows entrance to London Nightingale hospital. Article is a nurse’s account of a shift at the critical care temporary hospital, which is now on standby

Inside NHS Nightingale: a nurse's diary

A volunteer's account of her shift at the critical care temporary hospital in London

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Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: the steps to take when your shift ends to stay safe at home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take– but what do the experts say?

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COVID-19: nurses say they are not getting adequate PPE

A survey by Nursing Standard finds front-line staff fear for their lives

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Covid-19

COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

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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

Clinical update

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Nurse using a Clinical Frailty Scale

COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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Infection control and the coronavirus

COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

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Coronavirus under the microscope

Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

Intermediate care

Intermediate care and reablement

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines on intermediate care.

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.

Policy briefing

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Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

Picture is abstract illustration showing three figures held within a hand. A guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions including flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause.

Guide sets out strategies for healthcare staff retention

Suggestions focus on flexible working and pension options, support during menopause

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

A woman carer and therapy dog with an elderly female patient

Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and other healthcare environments

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CLL

Chronic lymphcytic leukaemia: Improving treatment and support for patients

This feature has been funded by Janssen UK and written on the company’s behalf by M&F Health, based on an interview with Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Karen Stanley.

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the career move to work in Wales.

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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Sponsored: Find your most extraordinary RMN job with Priory

Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our Registered Mental Health nurses are no different. What sets them apart, however, are the incredible lengths they go to, to make it happen.

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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