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An audit of the psychological impact of COVID- 19 on nurses

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The pandemic has been one of the greatest The pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges ever faced by NHS staff, physically and mentally

The outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), better known as COVID-19 is probably the greatest challenge faced by healthcare workers in the United Kingdom. COVID-19 can cause a spectrum of disease ranging from asymptomatic to severe disease causing death. It has across the globe affected people causing disproportionate mortality in elderly, people with underlying health conditions, lower socio-economic strata and BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnicity) communities.1, 2

It has also affected many frontline health care staff resulting in some cases of severe disease and death. Thus, it is no surprise that the current pandemic is causing a great deal of stress and anxiety in health care workers.

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