Evidence Brief: COVID-19 variants and sub-variants

Australia has recently reached the end of the latest wave of COVID-19 infections that occurred over the winter months. This wave of steadily increasing numbers of new and active COVID-19 cases from early June also resulted in a significant increase in the number of people in hospital, outbreaks and cases in nursing homes, and increased […]

UK fast tracks overseas nurses onto its temporary register as COVID infections surge

In the wake of soaring COVID cases, UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) wants to add additional overseas-trained nurses to its Covid-19 temporary register to strengthen workforce capacity in the immediate period and coming weeks. “In agreement with the Department of Health and Social Care and the four UK Chief Nursing Officers, we are initially […]