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Pharmacology Quiz Series - 12




New research centre will focus on BAME health issues in wake of Covid deaths

A new national centre is to be set up to specifically investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on patient health and the NHS workforce, which has been put in “stark” relief by Covid-19. NHS England and the NHS Confederation said the NHS Race and…

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Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 15


ESIC STAFF NURSE 2016 [SET II] (Part - IV)

RCN repeats calls for government to reconsider student nursing fees

Unions have collaborated once again to ask ministers to review the funding arrangements for nursing students in England who have helped during the pandemic. A letter addressed to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock was sent at the beginning of the month outlining their…

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Trusts told to pay overtime to nurses of all levels during crisis

Nurses including those at a senior level should no longer be expected to work extra hours for free during the coronavirus pandemic under new national guidance issued today. The intervention from the NHS Staff Council comes amid concerns that some staff are not being properly…

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Nurses must play ‘catch up’ to tackle cancer backlog

A charity is calling on the government for more investment in health workers to help meet the increased demand of cancer care in the UK after many surgeries and treatments were postponed due to coronavirus. Macmillan Cancer Support has warned that tens of thousands of…

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Welsh health board loses two Filipino colleagues to Covid-19

Two Filipino colleagues at a health board in Wales, including one nurse, have died on the same day from Covid-19. Tributes have been paid to nurse Dominga David, 62, and theatre assistant Allan Macalalad, 44, from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, who both died on 26 May. “I…

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Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 12


First ‘Seacole’ centre for Covid-19 rehab opens its doors to patients

A new rehabilitation facility named after one of the UK’s most respected nursing figures and dedicated to helping patients recover from the long-term effects of coronavirus has received its first patients, according to NHS England. The NHS Seacole Centre will provide enhanced community services to patients…

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NHS Highland starts cultural ‘healing process’ process after Covid-19 delay

A troubled health board in Scotland has said it will now start meeting the requirements set out in a critical report into historic cultural failings at the organisation, after delaying its response due to the coronavirus outbreak. Following several whistleblowing cases in 2018 by senior…

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ESIC STAFF NURSE 2016 [SET II] (Part - III)

Concerns remain over trust maternity service safety, despite improvements

Concerns remain about the safety of maternity services at a trust in Kent where a baby died three years ago, despite “green shoots” of improvement, according to regulators. The Care Quality Commission has rated maternity services provided by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust…

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Nurse marries doc in hospital chapel after wedding cancelled by Covid-19

A nurse and doctor who had to cancel their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic have got married at the same London hospital where they both work. Ambulatory emergency nurse Jann Tipping, 34, and acute medical registrar Annalan Navaratnam, 30, tied the knot at the…

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Two CNOs among new fellows appointed by community nursing charity

Professor Charlotte McArdle, chief nursing officer for Northern Ireland, and Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, are among three new fellows appointed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Rosalynde Lowe, a former chair of the QNI’s council and a current trustee, is the third new…

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Women at greater risk of breast cancer after pre-invasive disease decades earlier

Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) during breast screening have higher risks of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, according to UK researchers. They found the risks were more than double those of the general population, even for…

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Researchers find indicators that could predict a patient’s sepsis response

Researchers have identified molecular “signatures” found in the blood that clinicians can use to indicate how patients respond to sepsis, and they say their findings could be helpful in treating Covid-19. Located in the immune component of the blood, the molecular profiles can also be…

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Harder for BME nurses to access PPE during Covid-19 crisis, finds survey

Fresh light has been shed on the inequalities facing black and ethnic minority nurses during the Covid-19 crisis, with a survey suggesting they have found it harder to get protective equipment (PPE) than their white colleagues. Only 43% of BME nursing staff in high risk…

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Psychology Quiz Series - 11


ESIC STAFF NURSE 2016 [SET II] (Part - II)

Covid-19 ‘test and trace’ service ready for launch in England

A new system of testing everyone suspected of having Covid-19 and tracing their close contacts will be launched in England this week. The government said the NHS Test and Trace service formed a “central part” of its “coronavirus recovery strategy” and aimed to help reduce…

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New NHS-backed standards for nurses going into primary care

A new set of voluntary education and practice standards for nurses beginning a career in general practice in England have today been published. Community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute was commissioned by NHS England to develop the framework to help provide more structure for…

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Charity launches clinically supervised wellbeing service for health staff

A mental health charity has upped its support for health workers with a new service offering 10,000 hours of free resources for those working during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Laura Hyde Foundation launched the material during Mental Health Awareness Week to provide additional support amid…

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Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series - 9


University first to gain top award for education on infant feeding support

A university in London has become the first in the country to secure a top award for the sustainability of the training it provides to student midwives on infant feeding support. University of West London midwives have excelled in infant feeding support to become the…

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Study pinpoints risk factors for young people developing type 2 diabetes

Weight, blood pressure and blood fat elevations are greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes, according to UK researchers. However, they also found differences in how these factors affected diabetes risk according to gender and racial background. “Our findings could help explain why…

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Researchers identify risk factors for severe Covid-19 and death in UK patients

Older age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for UK patients experiencing severe Covid-19 and in some cases dying, according to researchers. The largest observational study to date found that the risk of death increased in the over 50s, as…

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Government ministers claim to have ‘significantly boosted’ UK PPE supplies

The government has announced that it has signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers from around the world for personal protective equipment as well as increasing domestic production. It said the overseas deals included a further 3.7 billion gloves, while UK companies had contracts…

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ESIC STAFF NURSE 2016 [SET II] (Part - I)

Some Covid-19 patients to get ebola drug remdesivir, says government

Covid-19 patients who fit select criteria will be prescribed the ebola drug remdesivir, the first treatment to be approved specifically for coronavirus, according to the government. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that early data on the drug, which is undergoing trials…

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Coronavirus claims lives of three long-serving hospital nurses

A nurse educator who was helping to ensure colleagues were protected during the pandemic and a nurse who had worked at her hospital for four decades have both died, after contracting Covid-19. Joselito Habab, orthopaedic trauma nurse co-ordinator at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation…

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Nurses in Yorkshire trail use of video consultations due to Covid-19  

A hospital trust in Yorkshire has announced it is “stepping up” the use of digital video consultations to help support patients “during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond”. Video consultations are being trialled, as appropriate, across a number of departments at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation…

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Covid-19 surge forces hospital trust to temporary shut to new patients

Weston General Hospital in Somerset has temporarily stopped accepting new patients, including into its accident and emergency department, due to a “high number of patients with Covid-19”. The move, introduced from 8am on Monday, was a “precautionary measure” in order to maintain the safety of…

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Children ‘half as likely’ to catch coronavirus as adults, suggests study

Children and young people appear to be over 50% less likely to catch coronavirus than adults but evidence remains weak on how likely children are to transmit it to others, according to researchers. They said the findings provided further evidence on child susceptibility to Covid-19…

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Microbiology Quiz Series - 9


Large study finds ‘no evidence’ anti-malarials benefit Covid-19 patients  

The anti-malarial treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine do not provide benefit to Covid-19 patients, according to researchers from the US and Switzerland. In fact, their study found the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine was linked to increased rates of mortality and heart arrhythmias among hospital patients…

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Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 9


Visa fears mean Filipino nurses ‘feel unable to say no’ during crisis

Filipino nurses working in the UK fear repercussions for their visa status if they refuse any work during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a leading nurse campaigner. Francis Fernando, officer of the Filipino Nurses UK Association, has been among the key voices raising concerns about…

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Nursing Management Quiz Series - 11


Nursing Research Quiz Series - 14


RCN urges government to be ‘honest’ about nurses’ pay history

The Royal College of Nursing has written to the prime minister to demand an “honest dialogue” over the value of nurses ahead of the next round of formal pay talks. The issue of nurse pay has become increasingly contentious for the government as the UK…

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Two-thirds of BME staff feel unsafe at work, reveals snapshot survey

Black and minority ethnic (BME) health professionals have reported feeling like they are going "unseen" and "unheard" and believe they are working in unsafe conditions. A small-scale survey organised by Channel 4 News has found that more than half of BME staff in NHS trusts in…

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Health and care staff front of queue for ‘game changer’ antibody tests

Antibody tests will be offered to all health and social care staff in England to determine whether they have had Covid-19 in a move hailed a potential “game changer” in the effort to end the crisis. Supplies of the tests are also being secured for…

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New guidance for practice nurses redeployed to community

A new document has been published outlining the key competencies required of practice nurses if they are redeployed into community roles during the coronavirus crisis. The Queen’s Nursing Institute set out the guidance, called Minimum Bridging Competencies for General Practice Nurses Transitioning to Community Nursing,…

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Warning over risks of overlooking nurse hand health during crisis

Fears have been aired that the hand health of nurses on the coronavirus frontline is being overlooked, posing risks to not only staff themselves but also the delivery of key patient services. While nurses are regularly reminded of the importance of handwashing in reducing the…

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Nursing Education Quiz Series - 10


Rescued giant sea turtle named in honour of nursing pioneer

A giant seagoing turtle that was rescued from a beach in the US has been named after Florence Nightingale, in recognition of the efforts of nurses in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The large reptile, which was found stranded and with chronic debilitation, was taken to…

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Scottish community nurses face verbal abuse for wearing uniform

Worrying reports have emerged from Fife where nurses have been faced with verbal abuse while working in the community during the Covid-19 outbreak. Members of the public have mistakenly believed that because nurses are wearing uniform they posed an infection risk to those around them.…

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Breaking: Government scraps NHS fees for overseas staff

Following mounting pressure from unions and MPs, the government has announced that it is to remove the fees that overseas nurses who migrate to the UK must pay to use the NHS themselves. In a statement from No 10, the prime minister said he had asked…

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Gogglebox portrait prize draw donations to go to nursing charity

A charity that offers financial support to struggling members of the nursing profession has been chosen as the recipient of donations made to a prize draw linked to hit series Gogglebox. Cavell Nurses’ Trust said it was “excited” to be working with the stars of…

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Nurses report emerging signs of mental health strain during Covid-19 peak

A survey has revealed the growing mental health strain on UK nurses and midwives who are working during the coronavirus peak, with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) already being reported. The findings come from the second of three surveys being undertaken as part of…

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Infection control concerns spark new advice on PPE use during Covid-19 crisis  

Fresh guidance has been issued by infection prevention and control specialists on the use of personal protective equipment in critical care settings during the coronavirus pandemic. It focuses on areas such as safe glove and gown use, as well as hair covers, and the potential…

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Child Health Nursing Quiz Series - 10


Lib Dems call for student nurse Covid-19 volunteers to be reimbursed fees

Student nurses who answered the call to help out at the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis must be reimbursed for missed tuition, according to the Liberal Democrats. The party has called on the government to reimburse affected student nurses for the tuition of their final…

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Attacks against nurses ‘must be condemned’ as world fights Covid-19

Governments must take action now to curb violence against nurses around the world who are being threatened with violence while working with Covid-19 patients, according to international leaders. While healthcare workers have been mostly celebrated during the coronavirus pandemic, “not everyone appreciates their efforts and…

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Patients told to exchange faulty adrenaline pen for alternative brand

Allergy patients who carry a particular type of adrenaline auto-injector pen that has been found to be faulty should be advised to seek replacement pens of a different brand, according to safety regulators. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said healthcare professionals were…

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Two servings a day of dairy linked to lower risks of diabetes and hypertension

Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as a group of factors that increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, researchers have found. The links were strongest for full fat dairy products, according…

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Yoga ‘eases depressive symptoms’ in those with range of mental health conditions

Yoga seems to ease depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues, with the more weekly sessions completed, the greater the effects, according to researchers. Depressive symptoms often go hand in hand with other mental health issues, such as generalised anxiety and psychotic disorders,…

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Government under siege over health worker immigration policies

Pressure is mounting on the government to drop the “grossly unfair” fee overseas nurses who migrate to the UK must pay to use the NHS themselves. The Royal College of Nursing has written to the home secretary asking her to drop the policy, while the…

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Tributes to care home nurse remembered for singing to residents

Tributes have been paid following the death of nursing professional Resy Manalo, who "stepped up" during the coronavirus outbreak to care for elderly residents in Birkenhead. Ms Manalo, 64, was a registered nurse in the Philippines but worked for provider HC-One as a nursing assistant…

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Risk of death from Covid-19 higher in people with diabetes

Almost one in three people who have died in hospital in England after testing positive for Covid-19 also had diabetes, according to new NHS research. People with type 1 diabetes were found to be three-and-a-half times more at risk of dying from Covid-19 than those…

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Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing Quiz Series - 9


Student nurse sets up social media tool to help during Covid-19 lockdown

A final-year student nurse at the University of Huddersfield has developed an online resource to enable people to appraise their state of mind and receive help and guidance where needed. Sophie Rane’s Facebook innovation is designed to support those struggling during lockdown to help themselves…

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Free parking extended for nurses at Scottish PFIs during Covid-19 crisis

The Scottish Government has announced that the suspension of charges at three hospitals that are run via private finance initiatives will continue until September, under its Covid-19 measures. The move was announced yesterday by health secretary Jeane Freeman, after what was described by the government…

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Hospital nurses create ‘comfort package’ to help bereaved families

A group of nurses working on Teesside have created comfort packages to try and help the bereaved families of some of their Covid-19 patients. The nurses, from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said they had been overwhelmed by the impact of Covid-19 on…

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Covid-19 may lead to delirium in quarter of admissions, warn researchers

People infected with Covid-19 may experience psychiatric problems while admitted and potentially after they recover from the virus, UK researchers have warned. Their analysis found that one in four people admitted with Covid-19 may experience delirium during their illness, which is known to increase risk…

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Pledge to resolve pay confusion for ‘shielding’ private sector nurses

The Treasury has pledged to take steps to clear up confusion over pay entitlements for nurses employed in the independent sector who are too vulnerable to work during the coronavirus crisis. It comes after the Royal College of Nursing wrote to the chancellor to ask…

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Nurses worry patients ‘fear them more’ when wearing mask

Nurses are concerned about how the need for them to wear a protective mask is affecting their ability to connect with patients and ease their fears during the coronavirus pandemic. A nursing leader facilitating wellbeing sessions for staff said many had reported feeling worried about…

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Mental Health Nursing Quiz Series - 13


Former CNO backs new nurse mental health ‘call to action’

New recommendations on how to support the mental health needs of health professionals working during and beyond Covid-19 have been backed by a former national chief nursing officer. Professor Jane Cummings, who was CNO for England until 2019, has given her support to a 'call…

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AIIMS STAFF NURSE 2016 (Part - IV)

PPE designed for rugby players not BME women, warns MP

Concerns have been raised that black and minority ethnic (BME) women on the frontline are struggling to access personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits. During a Health and Social Care Select Committee meeting, Sarah Owen, Labour MP for Luton North, asked what was being done to ensure…

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NHS launches trauma helpline for Filipino health and care staff

A dedicated support service has been created for Filipino health and care staff who are experiencing bereavement or trauma during the coronavirus pandemic. The launch by NHS England comes amid concern about a high number of deaths in the UK among nursing professionals from the…

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Anger over health and social care secretary’s comments on nurse pay

Voices from across the nursing community have responded with dismay to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock's claim that nurses have received a “very significant” pay rise in recent years. During Friday’s coronavirus briefing at No 10, Mr Hancock was asked by a member…

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Community Health Nursing Quiz Series - 10


UK adds loss of smell to Covid-19 symptoms requiring self-isolation

Loss of smell and associated changes in sense of taste should now be considered a symptom of Covid-19, the UK’s four chief medical officers have advised. Anosmia has today been added alongside a new continuous cough and a high temperature to the list symptoms that…

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AIIMS STAFF NURSE 2016 (Part - III)

Pharmacology Quiz Series - 11


AIIMS STAFF NURSE 2016 (Part - II)

Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 14


Third of nurses still caring for Covid-19 patients without adequate PPE

Nurse access to personal protective equipment (PPE) is improving but more than third are still feeling under pressure to care for Covid-19 patients without the right gear. The findings are revealed in the second snapshot survey carried out by the Royal College of Nursing of…

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AIIMS STAFF NURSE 2016 (Part - I)

Nurse and midwife from same NHS trust die after contracting Covid-19

Tributes have been paid to a risk management midwife and a senior mental health nurse from the same Birmingham trust who have died after contracting Covid-19. Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has this week confirmed the deaths of two of its employees, Safaa Alam…

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Praise for nurse who set record straight on community nursing and Covid-19

A district nurse has been commended for showcasing to the nation the vital work community nursing teams are continuing to carry out during the coronavirus pandemic. Jo Paterson, district nurse and clinical lead at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has told ITV News about the…

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Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 11


NMC announces further flexibility on revalidation deadlines

More nursing and midwifery staff are being offered the opportunity to extend their revalidation deadlines in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The Nursing and Midwifery Council has already granted an automatic three-month extension to the 24,422 registrants who were due to revalidate in March, April…

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Unions set out conditions for ‘safe opening up’ of NHS services after lockdown

Sorting out long-standing problems with testing for NHS staff and the supply of personal protective equipment are among key conditions that must be met for services to resume after lockdown, unions have warned. They said “fast, comprehensive and accessible” testing, and the “ongoing, ample supply…

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Warning of ‘growing mental health crisis’ among health workers during pandemic

A charity has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of what it described as the growing mental health crisis among those working on the NHS frontline, as staff increasingly reach out for support . The Laura Hyde Foundation has launched a nationwide appeal called No Mask…

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Nurse podcast explores life in mental health sector during Covid-19

A mental health nurse has launched a podcast on what life is like for patients and staff working on a secure mental health ward during the coronavirus outbreak. John-Barry Waldron, who works at a charity-run unit in Essex, has told Nursing Times about his latest…

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Give an ‘extra clap’ tonight for operating theatre staff during Covid-19 crisis

People are being urged to recognise the work of operating department practitioners (ODPs) in tonight’s “clap for carers” to recognise their work with patients during the coronavirus pandemic. To mark annual National ODP Day on 14 May, the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP) is…

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New infection control fund ‘intended’ to support care homes with staff pay

The £600m adult social care infection control fund announced by the prime minister yesterday is to be used to help “lockdown” care homes by paying staff not to work in more than one setting. Details of the fund, announced by Boris Johnson at prime minister’s…

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Trust chief nurse honours all her nursing staff to marks nurses’ day

All nursing staff at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust have been named “nurse of the year” in a move designed to recognise their efforts in the coronavirus pandemic. Gail Byrne, chief nursing officer at the trust, has dedicated her annual nurse of the…

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Public sector pay freeze after Covid-19 would ‘outrage’ nurses and patients

Nurse campaigners and union leaders have lined up to strongly criticise the idea of a public sector pay freeze as a means of paying off billions of pounds spent by the government on its coronavirus response. Documents leaked to the Daily Telegraph have outlined options that…

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Tributes pour in for ‘special’ nurse who died after contracting Covid-19

A “strong, hardworking and inspirational” nurse with 40 years’ experience has been remembered by her family who have set up a foundation in her name. Eyitolami Olaolorun, 60, worked at Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood, a private hospital where she cared for children who…

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Pregnant women are ‘not at greater risk’ of severe Covid-19 than others

Pregnant women are no more likely to become ill with severe Covid-19 than non-pregnant woman, a UK study has suggested, though factors like ethnic background and age affected admission rates. Outcomes for babies born to mothers with Covid-19 were “mostly good”, said researchers, although almost…

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Psychology Quiz Series - 10


RCN calls on ministers to improve recording of Covid-19 nurse deaths

The Royal College of Nursing has told the government that it must get significantly better at recording data on healthcare workers who have both contracted Covid-19 and died from it. A failure to properly track the incidence of sickness and death from Covid-19 in health…

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Exclusive: Warning against making pandemic ICU nurse ratios permanent

The fact intensive care units have managed to cope during the Covid-19 crisis must not be used as an excuse to alter one-to-one nurse-patient ratios, critical care nursing experts have warned. The caution comes amid concern that nurse-patient ratios could be permanently watered down in…

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New support pledged for care homes as PM confronted over ‘slow’ response

The government has announced a new £600m “infection control fund” for care homes in England on the same day as being accused of being “too slow” to prepare the sector for the coronavirus crisis. Fresh pledges have also been made by the government to crack…

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Investigation underway after Scottish ‘nurse’ posts anonymous PPE video

A person claiming to be a nurse at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has published a chilling video online criticising the level of protection available to staff tackling Covid-19 as "useless". In the footage published on YouTube, the hooded figure with their face blacked out and wearing…

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UK and Italy hold joint ceremony for Nightingale bicentenary

An image of Florence Nightingale was projected in synchronisation onto two major hospitals in the UK and Italy as part of a bilateral celebration of nursing. The ceremony took place in the closing hours of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May and in honour of…

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Nursing profession accepted into ‘ancient’ livery movement

The Guild of Nurses had been granted formal recognition as a Company of the City of London after a historic virtual meeting. The decision made by the City of London’s Court of Alderman comes as the profession celebrates International Nurses’ Day and the 200th anniversary…

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Care homes report first decline in virus deaths

Deaths in care homes due to Covid-19 appear to be starting to fall but health and care leaders have warned there is no room for complacency. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 2,423 Covid-19 deaths in care homes in…

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Watch: Royal Family pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ nurses around world

Members of the royal household have sent messages of appreciation to nurses from across the Commonwealth who continue to work under the pressure of Covid-19. As well as recognising their efforts during the pandemic, nurses were also thanked for the work they do on a…

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Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series - 8


NHS England chief asks universities to increase intake of student nurses

The number of nursing degree places should be expanded to meet a "surge in interest" in the profession in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief executive of NHS England has said. Sir Simon Stevens wants to see universities increase their annual intake of…

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Making Covid-19 documentary was important for reaching public, say matrons

Two critical care matrons have spoken to Nursing Times about their experiences of leading the response to Covid-19 at a major London hospital under the spotlight of a documentary crew. The challenges faced by Sean Carroll and Sinead Hanton, pictured above, have been captured on…

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‘Down to earth’ nurse and union rep dies after Covid-19 treatment

Tributes have been paid to a “selfless” nurse and union representative who died after testing positive for Covid-19. Andy Collier was a nurse practitioner at Hollins Park Hospital in Warrington, which provides support and treatment for people with mental health issues and learning disabilities and…

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Global bodies issue call for investment in nursing around the world

The need to invest in nursing and properly support the profession has been strongly emphasised by nursing organisations across the globe, as they mark International Nurses' Day. The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on the expertise, dedication and bravery of nurses. Yet one of…

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PM highlights ‘Nightingale legacy’ in tribute to profession on Nurses’ Day

The prime minister and health secretary have taken to social media to thank nurses across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic and honour the achievements of Florence Nightingale, to mark International Nurses’ Day. In separate videos posted on Twitter, Boris Johnson said the legacy of…

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Children’s specialist nurses light up Piccadilly Circus for nurses’ day

Specialist nurses who care for seriously ill children will be lit up on a big screen as part of the famous Piccadilly lights display in London for a campaign to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak. Three Roald Dahl specialist…

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Microbiology Quiz Series - 8


Watch: New RCN video ‘showcases professionalism’ of nurses during crisis

The Royal College of Nursing has released a video highlighting the work of nurses across the UK who are providing care during the coronavirus pandemic to mark International Nurses’ Day. The short video, voiced by actress and RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke, aims to showcase the…

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Nursing profession commended on extraordinary International Nurses’ Day

Nursing leaders from across the UK have marked International Nurses’ Day by publicly thanking those in the profession for their hard work and dedication and vowed to ensure those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic “will never be forgotten”. In a landmark occasion,…

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Nightingale anniversary remains chance to celebrate nursing, says FNF chief

The bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth today will be “tinged with sadness” due to Covid-19 but should still be grasped as an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of nurses, according to a leading figure in the profession. The anniversary has been commemorated annually around the world on…

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Covid-19 death rate ‘significantly higher’ in social care workers

The Covid-19 death rate in social care staff is double that of the general working age population, according to new data published by the National Office for Statistics (ONS) today. New data based on deaths registered up to and including 20 April 2020 in England…

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Northamptonshire learning disability nurse dies after contracting Covid-19

A learning disability nurse in the East Midlands credited with transforming the lives of vulnerable people has died after receiving treatment for Covid-19. Augustine Agyei-Mensah has been remembered as a highly valued colleague and a dedicated family man to his wife and four young children…

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Nurse testing and PPE ‘must be priority’ as lockdown restrictions eased

Nursing unions have reacted with caution to the government’s new plan for easing the coronavirus lockdown, warning that issues around testing and protective equipment are far from resolved. In a nationwide broadcast, prime minister Boris Johnson last night laid out a “conditional” roadmap for relaxing…

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London nurses offered £250 award as ‘thank you’ for work tackling virus

Nurses and midwives in London are being offered the opportunity to apply for a £250 award in recognition of their work keeping services going in the UK city worst affected by Covid-19. The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, established by entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has donated £250,000…

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Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 8


New set of stamps celebrate nurses and midwives on Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Post Office has launched a series of stamps to mark with International Nurses’ Day at a time when society is showing its collective gratitude to healthcare workers. The annual celebration of nursing on 12 May is doubly special this year as…

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Nurses and midwives feature in new ‘key worker’ edition of popular care game

A new edition of the Top Trumps care game was launched earlier this month to honour Covid-19 key and essential workers, as well as help raise money for the NHS, according to its manufacturers. The version of the popular care game, traditionally more well known…

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Nursing Management Quiz Series - 10


RRB SECUNDERABAD STAFF NURSE EXAMINATION 2015 (Part - IV)

Nursing leaders ask public to ‘shine a light’ for nurses on Tuesday

The public has been asked to “shine a light” on Tuesday to mark International Nurses Day, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and to recognise their efforts to tackle coronavirus. The request is in recognition of the World Health Organization having designated…

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RRB SECUNDERABAD STAFF NURSE EXAMINATION 2015 (Part - III)

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Welsh CNO joins with NMC to thank social care nursing staff during Covid-19 crisis

Senior figures from health and social care in Wales, including the chief nursing officer, have sought to highlight the importance of social care nursing in the country’s response to Covid-19. They have written an open letter to nursing staff in the social care sector to…

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RRB SECUNDERABAD STAFF NURSE EXAMINATION 2015 (Part - II)

New Banksy artwork featuring nurse appears at Southampton hospital

Anonymous street artist Banksy has donated a new artwork painted during lockdown to hang in a hospital corridor at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The piece, entitled Game Changer, is currently on view to staff and patients on level C of Southampton General Hospital.…

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