Building connections through separation: challenges in neonatal nursing

This week World Prematurity Day (17th November) sought to raise awareness of the impact that premature birth has on professionals and babies. In recognition of the additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought, this year’s theme was ‘Zero Separation – Act now!’. In this week’s blog Taslima Choudhury, a neonatal intensive care nurse and Birmingham Women […]

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Support for Health Care Professionals with Long Covid returning to work: A national disgrace

Alison Twycross – Editor-in-Chief of Evidence-Based Nursing Journal (@alitwy) Just over a year ago @jakesuett and I wrote a Blog titled: Health Care Professionals with Long Covid: Have they been forgotten? Very little has changed since. Long Covid is a new disease which we know relatively little about. However, we do know that: Long Covid […]

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Covid -19 pandemic redeployment of paediatric cardiac nurse specialists to adult intensive care units – could we do it?

Janet Mallory @malloryjem, Liz Smith @littlenurseliz & Sarah Mead Regan. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) In March 2020, The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic. 2020 was also declared the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by WHO but has been extended into 2021 to highlight the work and challenging conditions, […]

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Mental health and wellbeing in critical care nursing

Nicki Credland, Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses; @credland_nicki           Critical care is an extremely stressful working environment. The specialty is often misunderstood, with a lack of appreciation for the complexity of critical care nursing.  We know that it is a highly technical and constantly evolving environment and […]

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Nursing whilst black during COVID-19

This week’s Blog is written by Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. As Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, I represent 450,000 registered nurses, midwives, students and nursing support workers. The work we do has a direct impact on nursing staff working […]

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The impact of Covid-19 on Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Blog written by: @HeathRim Heather Rimmer, Surgical Nurse Practitioner, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, hrimmer@nhs.net, MSc ACP Student, University of Worcester 2020, the International Year of the Nurse, really has been a year like no other. Ironically, thanks to the novel corona virus (Covid-19), which has been responsible for 1.08 million deaths to date (Shuman et al, […]

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