Reviewing evidence for COVID-19 guidance
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Reviewing evidence for COVID-19 guidance

Dinah Gould Independent consultant and honorary professor of nursing, City, University of London
Edward Purssell Care team nurse, Little Havens Hospice in Essex

An independent investigation reveals guidelines issued to healthcare staff were confused and at times even contradictory

In January 2021 we were commissioned by the RCN to examine the evidence underpinning the UK recommendations to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. This was in response to concerns raised by RCN members about the quality and comprehensiveness of the guidelines.

Nursing Standard. 37, 10, 57-57. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.10.57.s21

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