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Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: dos and don’ts for when you get home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take after each shift – but what do the experts say?

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 Alice Kit Tak Ong (left) and Rebecca Mack (right)

COVID-19: tributes paid after death of two more nurses

Employers and loved ones praise dedication of Alice Kit Tak Ong and Rebecca Mack

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Reusing single-use PPE

COVID-19: ‘promised PPE supplies are not reaching front-line staff’

Inadequate provision is compromising nurse and patient safety, RCN warns

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CPR during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses receive conflicting advice on PPE and resuscitation

Public Health England guidance contrasts with Resuscitation Council advice on CPR

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A nurse dialling a mobile phone. The helpline is designed to support NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: mental health helpline for nurses opens

NHS staff can speak to volunteers from charities such as Hospice UK and the Samaritans

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Handwashing and PPE

COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on the crisis

Three-pronged survey will look at healthcare staff’s experiences throughout the pandemic

Evidence and Practice

What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about the need to develop resilience in the nursing...

Most research on resilience in healthcare systems such as the NHS is based on organisational...

Analysing the implementation and effects of safe staffing policies in acute hospitals

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of the policies in England...

Effect of authentic leadership on newly qualified nurses: a scoping review

Effect of authentic leadership on newly qualified nurses: a scoping review

Why you should read this article: • To familiarise yourself with the concept of authentic...

Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership

Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership

This article explores the concept of leadership in health and social care

Effect of e-learning on nurses’ continuing professional development

Effect of e-learning on nurses’ continuing professional development

Why you should read this article: • To understand the role of e-learning in supporting...

Quality of work life and work-family conflict: a cross-sectional study among nurses in teaching hospitals

Quality of work life and work-family conflict: a cross-sectional study among nurses in...

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of the factors that affect a...

Features

Illustration of staff giving feedback

Patient feedback is vital to service and care quality improvements

NIHR review says senior nurses need more time to consider patient feedback

Leadership: how the QNI is helping community nurses develop their skills

Two cohorts of nurses have successfully completed the QNI’s leadership programme since 2017

Taurai Matare, ophthalmology matron at Whipps Cross Hospital in London, and RCN Nurse of the Year 2019, meets prime minister Boris Johnson

RCN Nurse of the Year: ‘I had no idea how far this award would take me’

Taurai Matare on her first 100 days in the role – and her one-to-one with the prime minister

Mental health conditions gave now overtaken musculoskeletal complaints as the number one reason for sickness absence among nurses.

Nurses open up about their mental health problems

Mental ill health is now the top reason for NHS sickness absence – but there is good news

Picture shows Ian Hall, an advanced nurse practitioner at NHS Orkney, in his car at an island harbour. Regional academies for advanced care practitioner roles in Scotland are striving to improve consistency. Picture: QNIS

Applying national standards to advanced clinical practice

Regional academies for ACP roles in Scotland are striving to improve consistency

Nurse managers urged to be active in promoting environmental sustainability

The RCN is lobbying healthcare providers to adopt strategies on environmental sustainability

Opinion

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Emergency department worker wearing PPE

COVID-19: how we have prepared for the surge that’s yet to come

An emergency nurse in Belfast says vital work has seen staff pull together like never before

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Picture shows a young nurse in scrubs looking weary with her hand to her head. Added stress from the coronavirus and helping patients to cope with an uncertain future is stretching the resilience of nurses.

COVID-19: staff well-being initiatives are vital as nurses face greater pressures

The COVID-19 crisis and helping patients to cope is extremely stressful on nurses

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COVID-19: illustration showing how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

COVID-19: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

Blurring organisational boundaries and how we share information are among the changes

Careers

head of mental health nursing for NHS England and NHS Improvement Emma Wadey

The nurse leader who is determined to keep one foot on the front line of care

Emma Wadey is a nurse at the top of the NHS, but don’t ask her to give up clinical practice

Illustration showing integrated health and social care systems

Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

Sue Houston

Head of nursing at a neurological rehabilitation specialist service provider

Developing leadership skills has always been a priority for Sue Houston

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