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NHS leaders have today thanked and commended Muslim staff and key healthcare workers for serving on the frontline and in supporting roles whilst fasting during the month of Ramadan. The Covid-19 crisis has required sacrifices from all NHS staff, but Muslims and other faith communities have met additional challenges working without sustenance during working hours. […]
Nursing degree courses should be expanded to capitalise on the surge in interest in NHS careers prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said today. Speaking on International Nurses Day Sir Simon thanked nurses for all they have done during the greatest global health emergency in NHS history. The NHS chief […]
Applications to work in the NHS have jumped as the nation has backed nurses, doctors and countless other health workers battling coronavirus. Millions have shown their support for NHS staff and other key workers by taking to the streets for the weekly ‘clap for carers’. That support has also translated into a rise in people […]
The country’s chief nurse and top doctor are backing a nationwide tribute to NHS and care staff who have lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May and National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis will lead NHS England staff in marking the minute’s silence on Tuesday. At 11am on 28 April […]
Nearly 15,000 student nurses, midwives and medical students are poised to join frontline NHS teams as part of the nationwide coronavirus fightback. More than 12,000 second and final year nursing and midwifery students and 2,213 medical students have so far enrolled to provide care and support, with the first of these now beginning to take […]
Almost 5,000 former staff are now back on the NHS front line after coming out of retirement to support the coronavirus effort. The returning doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals in England are now helping to tackle the ‘unprecedented global health threat’. The 4,800 will be boosted shortly with another 10,300 returners having completed […]
New NHS Nightingale hospitals will be opened in Sunderland and Exeter to provide extra beds for patients with coronavirus symptoms if they are needed in the weeks ahead. Six days since announcing the development of NHS Nightingale hospitals in Bristol and Harrogate, NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, has confirmed the additional sites in Devon […]
The NHS has launched a mental health hotline as part of a package of measures to support the NHS’ 1.4 million staff as they help people deal with the coronavirus. NHS staff will be able to call or text a free number staffed by thousands of specially trained volunteers, to receive support and advice for […]
England’s most senior nurse, Ruth May, speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning called for the public to show NHS staff more respect following a number of reports of abuse. Chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May said: “Our NHS and social care staff are pulling out all the stops in the face of an unprecedented […]
The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to work alongside NHS clinicians at new Nightingale hospitals as part of the fight against coronavirus. The airlines are asking staff who have not been working since the COVID-19 pandemic grounded some planes to consider helping the thousands of doctors, nurses and other medics at the new […]