Kat Keogh

Illustration shows male and female figures with caption bubbles and in the background an image depicting a page of Nursing Standard. The journal is conducting a survey on the image of nursing, closing at 9am on 18 November.
Nursing Standard

Image of nursing survey: your chance to take part

Have your say on nursing’s image – from uniforms and job titles to pride in the profession

Illustration depicts tiny human figures on a giant-sized desk, representing cooperation on research tasks. A cancer charity is inviting nurses to a free day of learning about the latest research while networking with colleagues.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical research nurses invited to day of learning and networking

Cancer charity hosts day of learning about research while networking with colleagues

Coronation Street's Sinead Tinker
Cancer Nursing Practice

Coronation Street storyline sends a powerful message about cervical screening

Coronation Street has been praised for its balanced portrayal of life with cancer

three nurses, dressed in identical uniforms, smiling
Nursing Standard

The image of nursing: tell us what you think about how others see the profession

Quick survey wants your views on nurses’ uniforms, job titles… and TV medical dramas

Picture shows a surgeon operating on a patient. A chemical that assists brain cancer surgery by making tumour cells fluorescent could also help to safely diagnose the disease and monitor its response to treatment, a study suggests.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Drink helps track brain cancer

A chemical drunk before surgery can make brain cancer easier to diagnose and monitor

Picture shows a cigarette being stubbed out. Cigarette smoking in England fell by a quarter in 2011-18, pointing to the success of antismoking measures, researchers say
Cancer Nursing Practice

Smoking down by one quarter in seven years

Cigarette smoking in England fell, pointing to the success of antismoking measures

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