Message from the National Nurse Leaders Group
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The National Nurse Leaders Group (NNLG) is critically aware of the pressure under which many if not all nurses are working at present.
The advent of another outbreak places all of you wherever you work under considerable strain. For nurses the challenges are multiple and include co-ordinating, planning and leading services, delivering usual care with levels of short staffing and altered circumstances, and stepping up into testing, vaccinating and contact tracing. Patients and communities are also stressed and require more time, care and patience. On top of all of this is the added stress of families out of school or working from home or elderly parents requiring additional support. Thank you for all that you do.
Jenny Carryer and Brenda Close
Co Chairs NNLG