Kat Keogh

nurse holds clip board and completes paperwork to illustrate use of the Sepsis 6 tool
Nursing Standard

Sepsis Six update emphasises importance of early intervention by a senior clinician

Find out how revised tool helps you escalate concerns if you suspect a patient has sepsis

Illustration of people voting
Nursing Standard

RCN elects new governing council

Thirteen members are set to take their seats on the RCN’s governing council in January

Cancer patient survey shows quality of care at 'record high'. Overall, asked to rate their care on a scale of zero (very poor) to ten (very good), NHS patients gave an average rating of 8.8
Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer patient survey shows quality of care at ‘record high’

Nine out of ten patients have access to a nurse specialist, but some concerns remain

Picture shows an older man being handed a booklet on prostate cancer by a nurse. The prostate cancer specialist nursing workforce could collapse within the next decade unless urgent action is taken, according to researchers.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Prostate cancer specialist nursing seen under threat

Action urged to avert shortfall as prostate cancer specialist nurses dwindle, patients rise

Illustration of figures waiting in a hospital setting. Wales has become the first country in the UK to introduce a single waiting time target for patients with cancer to help speed up diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Wales sets faster target for cancer waiting times

New target aims to speed up cancer diagnosis and treatment

Nurse Anna Carey and her father, Bob Wilson. A community nurse leader's scholarship has been set up in Anna's memory
Nursing Standard

Community nurse leader scholarship honours memory of nurse who died age 31

Programme is ‘ideal’ tribute to the dedication of Hertfordshire nurse Anna Carey

Nurses in Schwartz round
Cancer Nursing Practice

Finding time to talk through the emotional toll of caring

Do too many nurses bury their feelings after a challenging experience at work?

Picture shows ward manager Donna St John (left) and staff nurse Pip Page-Davies (right) with Hazel Carter, a patient who uses one of the drainage bag covers made by Ms Page-Davies and other nurses.
Nursing Standard

Creative thinking by cancer nurses gives patients a confidence boost

Drainage bag covers help maintain patient dignity

Nurse filling in NS survey
Nursing Standard

Last chance to have your say in Nursing Standard’s well-being at work survey

Tell us which factors affect you most during your shift

Picture shows artwork depicting the enzyme human ARTD2 (pink) complexed with Olaparib cancer drug (green).
Cancer Nursing Practice

Ovarian cancer risk linked to missing bacteria

Lower levels of a protective bacteria put women at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer

Nurses on break. Picture: Neil O'Connor
Nursing Standard

Nurse well-being at work survey: we want your views

Let us know what you think about breaks, staffing and work-related stress

Nursing Standard

Call for more guidance on how to deal with potentially fatal button battery cases

Health professionals ‘need better decision-making tools’ related to swallowed batteries

Countess of Chester Hospital
Nursing Standard

Nurse bailed in investigation into infant deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lead detective says case remains ‘active and ongoing’

Nursing associate
Nursing Standard

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Jean Purdy with Robert Edwards
Nursing Standard

Nurse who helped pioneer IVF went unrecognised despite colleague’s protests

Nobel Prize winner fought for recognition of Jean Purdy’s role on commemorative plaque

Countess of Chester Hospital
Nursing Standard

Nurse re-arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lucy Letby is also being questioned about the attempted murder of nine babies

Female and BME board members at a meeting
Nursing Standard

NHS becoming less diverse at board level, report reveals

RCN warns nurses see lack of opportunity for women, BME staff and those with disabilities

UTI test
Nursing Standard

Getting nurse numbers right cuts risk of healthcare-associated infections, study shows

HAIs more likely on wards where there are too few registered nursing staff