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December 4, 2020

PHE chief nurse calls for action to protect children in second wave

The needs of children and young people were overlooked in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief nurse at Public Health England has warned. Viv Bennett said action was needed to “reverse the harm” caused to CYP due to Covid-19 going forward and called on every nurse to play a part. Speaking at the Queen’s Nursing Institute annual conference last week, Ms Bennett said most of the impacts on children and young people were “indirect” and related to lockdown and social distancing measures.

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