We're concerned about the escalating evidence that the mental health of our UK nurses is at risk and that more needs to be done to support them. Nursing Minds will engage nurses and leaders in developing a mental health toolkit and exploring barriers to and facilitators of protecting the mental wellbeing of heroic nurses during COVID-19 and beyond.
Share The Pressure will create a pilot training programme to facilitate shared decision making in the management of high blood pressure between nurses, pharmacists, and patients with hypertension. If you're a nurse or pharmacist who manages and advises patients with hypertension in primary care in England and Ireland, we'd love to hear from you.
2020 is Florence Nightingale's bicentennial year, designated by World Health Organisation (WHO) as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Announced early last year, WHO can have little idea how 2020 would start for the world’s nurses. As COVID-19 sweeps across every continent, a very contagious virus with no cure and little treatment, the skills of nurses are shown to the world as rarely before.
Coronavirus has moved rapidly from China through South East Asia and into Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Each country has tackled the pandemic in its own but different ways and research studies are being quoted to justify different approaches. However, some of the facts now emerging are pointing to problems that will outlive the virus, which we need to remember.