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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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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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‘Ministers must make the social care chief nurse role permanent’

Amid the often-confusing stream of messages on how it intended to tackle the alarming rise in cases of coronavirus, the government made one announcement on health and social care last month that could be expected to receive a near-unanimous positive response. It revealed that a…

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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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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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