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Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO. -Bruce Lee

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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington

NMC vows to become ‘driving force’ in stamping out discrimination in nursing

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has pledged to take action to help drive out discrimination and enforce “positive, long-lasting change” across the nursing profession, in the wake of new research. The nursing regulator has today published a new report exploring the impact of its processes…

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NHS England pledges extra £15m for staff mental health care in second wave

Nurses in the English NHS struggling with their mental health this winter have been promised access to “rapid assessment and treatment” as part of a new £15m investment. Plans for the funding boost were first revealed yesterday by chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May,…

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Make sure you watch the Student Nursing Times Awards next week

Calling all students, supervisors and educators, make sure you do not miss next week’s ceremony to reveal the winners of the 2020 Student Nursing Times Awards. As ever, this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards will bring together the nursing community to shine a light on…

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‘No stigma’ in nurses seeking mental health support, CNOs urge

The most senior nurses in the UK today spoke out to acknowledge the huge psychological stress placed on the profession by Covid-19 and assured staff they will face “no stigma” for asking for help. Speaking at a nursing conference, Ruth May, Professor Jean White, and…

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‘Circuit-breaker’ lockdowns for Wales and NI to curb Covid-19 spread

Climbing hospital admissions and an increase in intensive care patients have led to further lockdown action being taken across Wales and Northern Ireland to help stop the spread of Covid-19. A 17-day “fire-breaker” lockdown will be implemented in Wales from 6pm on Friday amid growing…

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North West at ‘critical point’ in Covid-19 fight as beds run short

Intensive care bed capacity in the North West of England is “becoming more of an issue by the day”, according to nursing leaders who have called for urgent action to prevent the Covid-19 crisis escalating any further in the region. The Royal College of Nursing…

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Care home nursing ‘must be made more attractive’, says CQC head

Until the social care sector is made more attractive to nurses the most vulnerable adults including those with dementia will continue to face problems accessing the support they need, a regulation chief warned today. Speaking at the first-ever Nursing Times Patient Flow Forum, Carolyn Jenkinson,…

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CQC findings on state of care ‘wake-up call’ for nurse investment

The coronavirus pandemic is "magnifying inequalities" in mental health, learning disabilities and social care services, which all continue to be burdened with issues around nurse staffing, inspectors have found. The findings from the Care Quality Commission's latest annual State of Care report for 2019-20 "should…

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Health workers in pandemics at ‘increased risk’ of poor mental health

Mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are “particularly common” in nurses, doctors and other hospital staff during and immediately after pandemics, new research suggests. A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia has today published a study…

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Exclusive: Infection control experts issue open letter on care home visiting

A group of experts in nursing and infection prevention and control (IPC) is today warning against the use of IPC measures as a “rationale” for stopping safe and compassionate visits in care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a new open letter published in Nursing…

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ICU nurses ‘will struggle to cope’ in second wave without redeployment support

Critical care nurses are facing an “impossible” task going into the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic during the winter without the support of redeployed staff, a nursing leader has warned. British Association of Critical Care Nurses chair Nicki Credland said the only reason intensive…

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International Nurses’ Day 2021 to shine light on nursing innovation

Nurse innovation in the face of an unprecedented global health crisis will be the focus of International Nurses' Day 2021, it has been announced. The International Council of Nurses is searching for nurses across the world who are taking the lead on service redesign or…

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Nurse-led study will evaluate end-of-life care before and after Covid-19

A new research project has been launched to assess the effectiveness of the “Swan” model of end-of-life and bereavement care and the related “Cygnet” role created in response to Covid-19. The study has received funding of £100,000 from the Burdett Trust for Nursing and will…

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Government orders review of DNACPR decisions during pandemic

The goverment has asked the Care Quality Commission to carry out a review of how Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions were made during the coronavirus pandemic. The scope of the inquiry, ordered by the Department of Health and Social Care, is still being…

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Register now for the first ever Nursing Times Patient Flow Forum

Book your free place now for the inaugural Patient Flow Forum, which will be hosted later this week by Nursing Times. Join link-minded nursing colleagues at the virtual conference that will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 15 October and morning of Friday 16…

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Revival of Nightingale hospitals prompts nurse staffing warnings

Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Sunderland and Harrogate have been placed on stand-by in response to rising cases of Covid-19 – but questions have been raised about where nurses will be found to staff them. In a briefing at Downing Street today, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy…

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NHS video showcases ‘amazing contribution’ of mental health nurses

A powerful new video highlighting the life-changing work carried out by mental health nurses and their ability to "offer hope" has been released, featuring testimonials from patients and nurses themselves. Launched to mark World Mental Health Day, the six-minute film aims to thank mental health…

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