Kimberley Hackett

Nurse lecturer and founder of the Man Down mental health programme Gemma Jennison
Nursing Standard

Nurse lecturer’s men’s mental health project aims to challenge music industry attitudes

Mental health academic, also a hip-hop music promoter, developed the Man Down programme

Picture shows computer illustration and light micrograph of small cell lung cancer. A survey shows lung cancer nurses feel they are being asked to take on too many new patients and feel the number of nurses in the speciality is too small to cope
Cancer Nursing Practice

Lung cancer nurses voice concerns over workload and insufficient staffing

Nurses from the specialty say they are being asked to take on too many new patients

Doctor smiles at nurse in corridor
Nursing Standard

Doctors praise nurses for their support when they have been bullied at work

But anecdotes also reveal incidents of bullying by senior nurses

Image of a patient exam as seen through a virtual reality headset. Nursing students at Middlesex University London are using virtual reality to experience what it is like to treat patients
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Using virtual reality to help nursing students identify sepsis

University says headsets allow students to gain experience in potential patient scenarios

an older woman and older man hold hands, faces not shown
Nursing Standard

Promoting sexual safety among care home residents – advice for employers

CQC wants nurses to feel able to broach the subject of sexuality with individuals

Picture shows a nurse in an emergency department at the bedside of a male patient. New guidance prevents psychiatric teams refusing to help treat patients in emergency departments
Emergency Nurse

Emergency department nurses supported over patients with mental health symptoms

Guidance sets out protocol for working together to treat patients in emergency departments

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust nurses
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Schoolchildren to design uniforms for nurses of the future

London trust is running competition to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s legacy

Fiona McQueen
Nursing Standard

Scotland’s ‘exemplary’ chief nurse to step down from role

Fellow healthcare leaders praise Fiona McQueen for her contribution to nursing

Liverpool Community Health nurse director Helen Lockett
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NMC asks its own regulator to review controversial FtP ruling

It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient

Construction site
Nursing Standard

Poor funding for mental health trusts is jeopardising patient safety – NHS Providers

Survey of trusts in England finds inadequate investment to maintain and upgrade buildings

Picture of Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Deborah Sturdy, who will pass on expert advice to England’s chief nurse from front-line care home nurses to help influence policy and best practice.
Nursing Management

Chief nurse appoints first ever national adviser on care home nursing

Deborah Sturdy will pass on advice from front-line nurses to set policy and best practice

NMC headquarters in London
Nursing Standard

Abolish the NMC: MP hits out at decision not to strike off ‘bullying’ nurse director

Helen Lockett was suspended for failing to report risks to patient safety

nurses looks frightened and holds her hands up defensively
Nursing Standard

Violence in the NHS: almost a quarter of nurses tell survey about being attacked

Latest NHS Staff Survey reveals assaults, patient safety, and work stresses as key concerns

RCN members voting at congress 2019
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RCN congress 2020: your chance to vote on urgent nursing issues

Topics include unpredictable shift patterns, corridor care and assisted dying

Corona virus
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Coronavirus: ‘UK has not seen the worst of it yet’

The peak of the outbreak is still to come, predicts health secretary Matt Hancock

woman helps frail man to take a meal at a kitchen table
Nursing Standard

Nursing at work, caring at home: advice, tips and your workplace rights

It’s tough juggling loved ones’ needs and a day job – so what are your options?

Florence Nightingale Foundation logo
Nursing Standard

Florence Nightingale Foundation’s new academy will develop nurse leaders

Initiative aims to influence health policy and promote an evidence-based culture

Nurse with bottle of water
Nursing Standard

Lack of hydration at work: nurses ‘causing physical harm to themselves’, review finds

NMC study also says dehydration could impair decision-making