What is it about?

Looks at the impact of the first surge in COVID 19 on specialist nurse provision for adults with congenital heart disease, showing as nurses across the UK were being redeployed into other areas, demand for specialist nursing advice increased significantly

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Why is it important?

Shows the importance of maintaining specialist advice for patients during a pandemic, and why this must be taken into consideration when considering redeployment of specialist nurses


Writing this helped us understand the demands on ours service, benchmark ourselves with other similar centres and make sure we had the evidence we needed to ensure we retained a minimum number of specialist nurses through subsequent surges in COVID-19 related admissions to our hospital

James Anthony

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This page is a summary of: COVID-19 and adult congenital heart disease services: impact on support and advice from nurse specialists, British Journal of Nursing, June 2021, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.12.730.
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