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Nursing Standard

Tomorrow’s nurse: how other staff might fill gaps in the roster

A director of nursing sparked controversy by suggesting she may substitute nurses with other staff because her NHS trust is struggling to recruit. Does she have a point and what other options do managers have?

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Changing the outlook for homeless people

One in 200 people in the UK is without a home and increasing numbers are sleeping rough. In response, the RCN has called for national action and a ‘broader approach’ to meeting homeless people’s needs.

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Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the steps that victims and employers should take

Cancer Nursing Practice

Fulfilling every child’s right to good palliative care

Specialist children’s nurses in Scotland are improving access to palliative care services and empowering families, an independent report has found

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Decline in nurse numbers is much more than a blip

Front line nurses, think tanks and the Nursing and Midwifery Council all agree that the nursing workforce is shrinking

Nursing Children and Young People

Diana Children's Nurses are making a difference in palliative care

Specialist children’s nurses in Scotland are improving access to palliative care services and empowering families, an independent review has found

Nursing Children and Young People

End of life care quality standard

Read our update on guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on improving end of life care for children in UK

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Kidney cancer

Read our update on kidney cancer, which is the seventh most common cancer in the UK and is increasing mainly due to lifestyles.

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Details of new safe staffing rules in Wales revealed

Safe staffing levels of nurses will soon be mandatory in Welsh hospitals, including an allowance to cover absences for holidays and sick leave. But are there enough nurses to go round?

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When retirement beckons, flexible working might tempt older nurses to stay

Flexible working, especially the option to do shorter hours, could help retain older nurses, many of whom want to continue but feel burnt out.

Nursing Older People

Guidelines on home use of oxygen

The latest policies and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

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Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help nurses recognise and respond to abuse and neglect of children.

Emergency Nurse

Delirium

Read our clinical update on an RCN campaign to help nurses spot the signs of delirium.

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes treatment, important areas of nursing such as palliative care and managing impulse control disorders that can develop due to dopamine therapy.

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Revalidation: getting your practice-related feedback right

It’s an essential part of revalidation, but gaining feedback can seem daunting.

Nursing Children and Young People

Preterm births

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aim to identifiy the developmental problems in children born prematurely.

Nursing Management

The political agenda for healthcare in the UK

Workforce shortages, NHS pressures and nursing pay were high on the agenda for politicians gathering at their party conferences this autumn.

Nursing Standard

NHS braced for a ‘particularly bad’ winter

Despite earlier and better planning at national and local level, increasing pressures could make this winter even worse than the last

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