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▶ Covid-19: Nursing Times Memorial Video

This video was made to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and to remember the huge efforts by nursing staff everywhere in tackling Covid-19 during 2020, and to act as a memorial to those nurses who died. It was played at the…

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Covid surge prompts NMC to fast-track more overseas nurses onto temp register

More overseas-trained nurses are being invited to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s emergency register, as part of “immediate action” to help the workforce deal with the latest Covid-19 surge. A joint statement announcing the expansion of the temporary register was published today by the…

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‘Out of the blue’ pay rise offered to nurses on Guernsey

Nurses on the island of Guernsey, who had been threatening to strike over pay before the coronavirus pandemic hit, have been offered a 5% wage increase for 2021. However, the Royal College of Nursing said the news had “come out of the blue” and that…

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NMC post-registration review moves forward but concerns remain

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is moving forward with plans to launch a public consultation next year as part of an ongoing review of post-registration qualifications, which has already proved controversial. The regulator’s post-registration standards steering group has recommended that the proposal to launch a…

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‘We were full of uncertainty about what it would entail and could we do it’

I have never been more proud to be part of the Nightingale Macmillan team at the Royal Derby Hospital as I have during Covid 19. On April 3rd, the Nightingale Macmillan Unit (NMU), in support of the trust and their management of the pandemic, became…

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‘For people living with pulmonary fibrosis, being able to check in with others is a lifeline’

This Christmas will be different for almost all of us this year. But for Jim* who lives alone and has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis he won’t be with his daughter this year. “I’ve been shielding for nine months. I am not going to give up all…

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‘As nurses we are our patients’ advocates’

On one of my shifts I was looking after a patient who had been admitted the afternoon before. During handover the night nurse reported that the patient seemed confused, agitated, anxious and was not compliant with being turned. As the shift went on, the patient…

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New resource for community nurses on responding to ‘long Covid’

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has published a resource for community nurses caring for patients with ongoing symptoms of Covid-19. The resource was led and developed by community and primary care nurses and builds on a range of experts’ experience of dealing with patients with so-called…

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Disruption from no-deal Brexit ‘last thing NHS needs’, PM warned

Prime minister Boris Johnson must extend the Brexit transition period or risk plunging the NHS into chaos on 1 January, NHS leaders have warned. The warning comes in a letter to Mr Johnson from the NHS Confederation, which represents NHS leaders from all parts of…

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Survey reveals pressures faced by health visitors since Covid-19

Stretched health visitors in England have been left at “breaking point” in the year of Covid-19 amid soaring rates of domestic abuse, poverty and neglect among families, a new survey reveals. The Institute of Health Visiting said it was now clear that more families had…

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