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Covid-19: New nurse death figures prompt call for investigation

An investigation is needed into the “shocking” nurse death toll of the coronavirus pandemic, nursing leaders have urged following the publication of new figures. Latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released today showed that more than 150 nurse deaths involving Covid-19 were…

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Pledge to increase number of BAME Queen’s Nurses

The charity behind the Queen’s Nurse programme has pledged to increase the number of community nurses from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who apply for and receive the prestigious title. A new action plan from the Queen’s Nursing Institute includes a target that…

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RCN escalates campaign for nurse access to high-level PPE

Fresh calls have been made to ensure nursing staff are protected from the new, more infectious variants of Covid-19, amid concerns that nurses are facing a “postcode lottery” in terms of what type of mask they are offered at work. The Royal College of Nursing…

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RCN escalates campaign for nurse access to high-level PPE

Fresh calls have been made to ensure nursing staff are protected from the new, more infectious variants of Covid-19, amid concerns that nurses are facing a “postcode lottery” in terms of what type of mask they are offered at work. The Royal College of Nursing…

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RCN confirms new date for congress 2021 and aims for in-person event

The Royal College of Nursing has confirmed that its annual congress will be held in September and that the ambition is for it be a physical event. However, contingency plans are also being put in place so that the conference can go ahead virtually if…

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Covid-19 treatment roll-out going ahead despite contradictory study

The NHS roll-out of the drug tocilizumab for seriously ill Covid-19 patients is continuing despite concerning results of a small-scale study in Brazil. The new trial, results of which were published in the BMJ earlier this week, was stopped early after a number of patients…

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Covid-19 workforce pressures see creation of new support role

A trust in North East England has introduced a new “team support worker” role to its workforce to help address Covid-19 staffing challenges across its hospitals. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has recruited 65 new team support workers in six-month temporary contracts after…

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Social care chief nurse urges workforce to take up Covid-19 vaccine

The chief nurse for adult social care has urged nursing staff in the sector to take up the offer of a Covid-19 vaccine “as soon as it comes”. Professor Deborah Sturdy’s appeal to the workforce comes as vaccines are rolled out to a wider group…

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‘Long-term plan needed’ to address nurses’ Covid-19 trauma

Calls have been made for a "long-term plan" to ensure nurses and colleagues experiencing “unimaginable levels of anxiety and stress” at work are given the care and support they need. The plea comes in wake of new survey findings from the Royal College of Physicians…

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Med student body stresses ‘we do not think we are superior to nurses’ in apology

A union representing medical students has issued an apology for describing as “menial” tasks that its members had been asked to carry out while working nursing shifts in intensive care during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Imperial College School of Medicine Students’ Union said its comments…

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‘No evidence’ Covid-19 vaccine will affect fertility, say unions

Leading unions have come together to put a stop to misinformation that appears to be circulating in relation to Covid-19 vaccines and fertility. The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have issued a joint statement to confirm there…

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Report on global response to Covid-19 raises concern about nurse wellbeing

Nurses around the world have risen to the challenge of Covid-19 but their efforts have come at a cost to the profession, according to a major report presented to the World Health Organization. The independent panel assessing the world’s response to the coronavirus pandemic offered…

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Maternity safety ‘should fall to midwifery director not nursing’, says RCM

Responsibility for maternity safety on hospital boards should sit with directors of midwifery and not directors of nursing, the Royal College of Midwives has urged. The comments were made by the RCM during a hearing of a Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry set…

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Student nurses in England offered ‘clarity’ on current options

New guidance has been published for student nurses in England on what their options are at this stage in the coronavirus pandemic following the reintroduction of emergency education standards. The resource has been released by Health Education England today and breaks down the current choices…

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NMC to help employers better deal with concerns about nurses locally

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is due to launch a new resource to help employers improve how they investigate concerns raised about nurses or midwives. The regulator hopes it will guide employers on when issues should be dealt with at a local level and when…

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Nursing Times survey: Tell us how staff absence is affecting your teams

Nursing Times has launched a survey to find out more about the workforce challenges facing nurses during the winter surge of Covid-19. Since cases started to significantly rise again at the start of October, teams and services across the UK have been under pressure like…

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Pandemic ‘exacerbating’ pay and conditions issues for practice nurses

Some general practice nurses in England are being denied employer sick pay for coronavirus-related absences, a survey has revealed. The Queen’s Nursing Institute was asked by NHS England to “capture the experiences” of general practice nurses in the first wave of the pandemic. "There are…

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Diabetes network expands support via new website

A team of diabetes specialists that developed a social media network for people with the condition when the outbreak of Covid-19 first began is hoping to extend its reach and support with the launch of a new website. The Team Diabetes 101 Twitter account was…

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‘No plans’ to reintroduce paid placements for student nurses in Wales and Scotland

Leaders in Scotland and Wales have said they will not be asking final year student nurses to return to paid clinical placements at this stage in the coronavirus pandemic. However, the situation is being kept under close review by the devolved governments in both countries.…

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PM urged to personally intervene and ‘speed up’ nurse pay rise

An immediate pay rise for NHS workers would be good for the economy and would potentially convince burned out staff who are considering leaving the health service to stay, unions have told the prime minister. The 14 health unions fighting for a pay rise for…

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