Jennifer Sprinks


Why we need to end the stigma around cancer

After the COVID-19 pandemic a greater focus on hard-to-reach groups is vital

Welcome to the new normal

Perhaps among the few positive effects of the pandemic is the enhanced status of nurses


Genomics and cancer treatment: new events will showcase developments

The government hopes genome sequencing technology will improve the treatment of cancer

Dr Cath Taylor at UKONS 2018 conference

Schwartz rounds can boost workplace well-being for nurses, report finds

UKONS event hears how discussions based on experiences of working in care can reduce stress

Chemotherapy risks

Nurses providing chemotherapy face health risks, academics warn

Website launched to highlight the risks healthcare professionals face when providing chemotherapy to patients

My Race for Life book

The path to recovery: a nurse’s account of her battle with cancer

Community nurse Sue Shaw has written a book about her experiences as a person with cancer and her path to recovery.

Helen Roe

New leadership for UK Oncology Nursing Society

The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) appoints interim president following Richard Henry’s departure last month.


Showcasing the best of cancer nursing

Pain management, celebrating excellence in nursing and writing for publication all feature in this month's edition of Cancer Nursing Practice


The legacy of a cancer nurse

New editor of Cancer Nursing Practice, Jennifer Sprinks, explains her projections and hopes for the journal.

Health costs

NHS England's extensive lititgation costs

More than 15,000 claims were made against the NHS in England in 2015/16, NHS Litigation Authority’s latest annual report has revealed.


Care homes may close due to cost of national living wage

​Minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour set to increase operators’ overheads

Health visitor

Health visitors: an endangered species?

Everyone champions the role of the health visitor, yet as public health and council budget cuts continue, and universities struggle to fill places on health visiting courses, numbers are falling alarmingly low.

You never stop learning as an Admiral Nurse

Amy Pepper, consultant Admiral Nurse at London Borough of Sutton, on the most satisfying...

Clinical update: Treating breast cancer

What you need to know about treating breast cancer

Sexual health services: a cut too far?

Due to pressure on local government to cut spending, HIV drugs have fallen into a...

No one achieves change alone

How nurse researcher Claire Goodman made her career one of the most satisfying parts of her...

My advice to new staff? Take every chance to question

Anita Astle urges nurses to 'work hard, play hard and have the time of your life'

Care home nurses may desert rather than face revalidation

Two months ago, the Nursing and Midwifery Council launched a revalidation model that all...