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BME nurses – the NHS staff most likely to face discrimination at work

NHS WRES report quantifies the harassment, abuse and discrimination BME staff experience

A woman standing alone at a window, looking outside. People who have had close, sustained contact with a person confirmed to have coronavirus are being told to self-isolate for 14 days

Coronavirus: nurse in self-isolation says process is ‘not being dealt with effectively’

Anyone asked to go into self-isolation should stay at home for 14 days, says PHE

specialist burns deputy matron Lucy Hall

UK burns specialist matron flies to New Zealand to care for volcanic eruption patients

Lucy Hall responded to appeal for international help to relieve over-stretched nurses

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FtP evidence: prospect of impact statements sparks fears for nurses’ mental health

NMC is exploring whether to use patient experience statements, despite stakeholder warnings

Jessica Anderson with her record certificate

London Marathon nurse finally receives her Guinness World Records certificate

Jessica Anderson cited as ‘proof that not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear scrubs’

Sue Harris, the UK’s first consultant nurse in harms-free care

How a new nursing role is tackling hospital-associated harm

UK’s first consultant nurse in harms-free care champions holistic approach to patient safety

Worthing Hospital in West Sussex, where a healthcare worker in the emergency department is among eight confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK

Coronavirus: healthcare worker at emergency department among confirmed cases

Hospital in West Sussex informs fellow staff of diagnosis

Chief nurse Ruth May and Florence Nighingale Foundation chief executive Greta Westwood

Top nurses in training for the London marathon

Chief nurse and Florence Nightingale Foundation CEO will raise funds for future nurse leaders

Man in protective clothing cleaning the County Oak Medical Centre in Brighton

Coronavirus: search for patients treated by infected healthcare staff

Two medical centres close in Brighton as government announces new quarantine powers

A nurse becomes a doctor

Plans to allow nurses to train as doctors are met with caution by nursing leaders

Professor criticises ‘hare-brained’ proposals, while RCN says standards must not slip

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Not even Storm Ciara can stop us: nurses brave extreme weather to reach patients

District nurse teams face down danger to get to patients in greatest need

East Kent community trust staff use the magnet faces to help discuss their feelings during team huddles

Not just about patients: the team huddles where nursing staff talk about their mood

Kent Community Health Trust encourages staff to talk openly about how they are feeling

Nurse suicide risk: national institute working on ‘evidence gap’ in figures

Latest ONS data on suicide risk among nursing professionals in the UK are from 2015

Rise in number of mature applicants to nursing courses in England

Overall applications also rise, but RCN says numbers are still ’way below what is needed’

Flu jabs for nurses: one in three did not have this season’s vaccine by new year

Front-line nurses’ uptake falls far short of NHS vision for workforce immunisation

Safe staffing in the NHS: nurses and patients petition prime minister Boris Johnson

Activists want to keep pressure on ministers over nurse numbers and a safe staffing law

Last call for entries to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

There’s still time to submit your entry – but you’ll have to be quick!

End of life care: volunteers will offer company for dying patients where nurses can’t

Charity project will train volunteers to provide much-needed support in NHS hospitals

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