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PHE advice on how to put on and take off personal protective equipment

When caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, all healthcare workers need to – prior to any patient interaction – assess the infectious risk posed to themselves and wear the appropriate PPE to minimise that risk.

NMC reassures nurses who ‘depart from procedures’ to combat coronavirus

UK health regulators have moved to reassure NHS professionals that they will take the 'challenging circumstances' into account when investigating coronavirus-related complaints.

NMC considers new standard for community and practice nurses

A new community and general practice nursing standard for post-registration programmes could be introduced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

ICN urges world leaders to avoid ‘potentially catastrophic’ nurse shortage

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has urged world leaders to act ‘swiftly and decisively’ to avoid a ‘potentially catastrophic’ shortage of nurses in the next decade.

How the practice nurse role has evolved

To celebrate a new year of nursing just around the corner, we asked experienced nurses about the transformation of general practice since they started.

Government must recognise ‘key contribution’ of primary and community care, says QNI chief executive

The Government must recognise the ‘key contribution and significance’ of primary and community care, Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) chief executive Crystal Oldman has said. 

Scarlet fever almost doubled to 32,000 cases in 2018, figures show

The number of reported cases of scarlet fever almost doubled in 2018 to around 32,000, official figures show.

New health minister for Brexit and workforce announced

The latest health minister has been announced as Edward Argar, who will take responsibility for pensions among other areas.

Nursing vacancies surge by nearly a third in Scotland 

Scottish nursing vacancies have risen by nearly a third in three months, prompting the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to issue fresh calls for action in order to tackle the shortage.  

NHS England deputy chief nurse to take up HEE role

Professor Mark Radford, currently deputy chief nursing officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement, will be joining Health Education England (HEE) on secondment as chief nurse as of 1 October this year.

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