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Resources: RCN Foundation mental health and wellbeing repository

Nursing Times has collected information on a series of free virtual courses and resources that are relevant to the Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign and being offered by a variety of organisations, unions and charities. Among them is the RCN Foundation, which has created a…

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No change in national PPE guidance despite health worker concerns

Guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) is not being changed despite protests from nurses, doctors and their unions. Influential unions have united with campaign groups in a call for stronger rules. But clinical leaders have said latest evidence suggested the current guidance on PPE did not…

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Covid-19: New findings point to widespread trauma among nurses

Almost half of intensive care staff in England reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, severe depression or anxiety during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a new study has shown. Researchers found that poor mental health was also more pronounced among nurses than doctors…

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Whistleblower nurse calls for new body to tackle bullying in NHS

A nurse who was threatened by colleagues for speaking out about care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has said bullying remains a “real problem” in the NHS. Helene Donnelly (pictured above) has told MPs that more than 10 years on from the scandal –…

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Learning resources launched for nurses new to critical care

The Royal College of Nursing has launched a package of free learning resources to support nursing staff who are new to critical care. It comes at a time when staff from other areas are being redeployed to support colleagues in critical care amid the latest…

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