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nurse protests outside the gates to Downing Street about pay and PPE

Nurses take pay and PPE protest to Downing Street

Demonstrators demand respirator masks for all nurses during pandemic and a 10% pay rise

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Picture shows medics at Salford Royal Hospital’s paediatric emergency assessment unit wearing cartoon cut-outs on their protective visors

Cartoon-style PPE: how staff are reassuring young patients on a paediatric unit

Nurses say animal and Disney character visors have helped calm nerves during pandemic

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Revealed: the extent of the mortality risk BAME nurses face from coronavirus

PHE report lays bare the statistics behind COVID-19 deaths of nursing and other health staff

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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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Picture of the entrance to the Florence Nightingale Museum

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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Picture of Bianca Hanbury-Morris, who has organised a fund for the families of Filipino NHS workers lost in the pandemic

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

Evidence and Practice

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Verifying the death of a patient

How to verify the death of a patient

Understanding the legal implications, and the need for sensitivity and compassion

Using music interventions in the care of people with dementia

Using music interventions in the care of people with dementia

Learn how to harness the therapeutic properties of music

Exploring health and social care professionals’ initial perceptions of caring for trans patients

Exploring healthcare professionals’ initial perceptions of caring for trans patients

Enhance your ability to identify trans patients’ needs and provide appropriate care

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Using effective hand hygiene practice to prevent and control infection

Using effective hand hygiene practice to prevent and control infection

Understand the complex factors that can interfere with hand hygiene compliance

Role of non-specialist nurses in supporting people who misuse drugs

Role of non-specialist nurses in supporting people who misuse drugs

Learn about contributing factors, associated health issues and the interventions available

Exploring the experiences of domiciliary caregivers simulating the role of care recipients

The experiences of domiciliary caregivers simulating the role of care recipients

Improve your understanding of the caregiver-care recipient relationship and developing trust

Features

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Roles for self-isolating nurses

Self-isolating but still at work: the nurses behind the front line

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many nurses to forge new ways of working from home

Picture shows a woman holding her head

More than a headache: how migraine treatment often falls short

Even though migraine is common, there’s a lack of understanding of it, even among nurses

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Care in hospices during COVID-9 pandemic

‘Forgotten’ and struggling financially: can health charities survive COVID-19?

With staff redeployed and fundraisers cancelled, charities must find new ways to stay afloat

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A woman in scrubs standing in a clinical area, reflecting on her experiences at work

How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

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Mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Life in lockdown: how social distancing complicates existing mental health conditions

Mental health nurses discuss how the pandemic affects clients and disrupts services

Opinion

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Picture shows a woman looking at an electronic tablet displaying a page about careers in healthcare.

Even the suggestion of a pay freeze for nurses will hurt recruitment chances

The profession’s image is at an all-time high, but promises don’t last long in politics

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 Illustration shows a female figure holding an umbrella to shield herself, with white lines being deflected by the umbrella. 

COVID-19 and professional indemnity: what nurses need to know

Ensuring nurses on the temporary register have indemnity in every sense of the word

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woman with bruised face looks sad as she makes a phone call

Less safe in lockdown: how nurses can help people facing an escalation of domestic...

Advice on spotting when someone is trapped in an abusive household, and what to do about it

Students

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

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Studying during lockdown

Studying nursing in an online bubble: the realities of learning in lockdown

The tips and support systems helping one first-year student cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Think theory 19

Let’s quash the criticism of nursing students opting for theory-only studies

Those continuing their studies online amid COVID-19 need support, not judgement

Careers

Eunice Ezeani

Nursing in the UK: my advice for international nurses

A Nigerian nurse who has settled in England explains how she helps others do the same

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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Feeling guilty during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to escape the cycle of pandemic-induced guilt

Nurses who aren’t on the COVID-19 front line should not feel weighed down

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