Covid-19 costs reach £300 billion
As the costs to tackle Covid-19 reach £300 billion the Prime Minister rules out a return to austerity to cover the crisis, reports The Daily Telegraph. Boris Johnson also reportedly told MPs that there was, “no question” of cutting public sector workers pay.
Care Home deaths as a result of Covid-19 now hit two fifths of the total as the death toll hits 40,000 The Guardian reports.
As the country celebrates International Nurses Day England’s chief nursing officer, Ruth May, welcomes the support from the public but emphasises:
‘We are expert professionals who are doing our jobs and providing skilled, compassionate care, and nurses and midwives across England should be very proud of themselves right now.’ Reports the Nursing Standard.
James Buchan writes in the Nursing Standard about the current lack of NHS nurses and asks the question: where would the NHS be without its international nurses?
Risk Assess staff from BAME backgrounds as COVID-19 crisis continues and emerging UK and international data suggests they are “being disproportionately affected by COVID-19” HSJ reports
As NHS England sets out a plan to restart non COVID-19 care, what is involved in this 6 week action plan? HSJ reports
With BAME NHS staff suffering a disproportionately high COVID-19 death rate the NHS consider new roles for them, away from the frontline, in a letter from NHS Improvement’s Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Pritchard, sent to hospital trusts. The Guardian reports
Reports suggest that a third of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital die
Sands continues to support bereaved families during Covid-19 offering help and advice in these difficult and challenging times.
Nursing and Midwifery workforce under major psychological strain as the coronavirus crisis continues. Mental health and safety needs are more important than ever right now.
In response the Nursing Times has launched a campaign called: Covid-19: Are You Ok?
Despite the covid 19 crisis Chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Review assures families progress is continuing as letters are sent to a further 400 families
Fears that deaths from coronavirus in care homes and the community may be higher than those in hospitals.