Lynne Pearce

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Enabling patients with MS to take control of continence issues

A nurse specialising in multiple sclerosis drew on his earlier experience in urology to develop a potentially life-changing service for patients

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New recommendations on acute non-invasive ventilation

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death calls for major improvements and lists 21 ways to achieve better care, including a minimum staffing ratio, an escalation plan and a clinical lead in every hospital

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Charity-funded CNS to support hospital patients with low-grade brain tumours

Patients with low-grade brain tumours often lack support from a clinical nurse specialist, but that will no longer be the case at King’s College Hospital in London, with the appointment of neuro-oncology nurse Charlotte Robinson. She talks to Lynne Pearce about her new role

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Pain management in children

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has updated its guidance on managing pain in children, saying that recognising and alleviating pain in ill or injured children should be a priority that starts at triage

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Trust hopes chance of overseas work experience will encourage nurses to stay

London’s Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is in talks with similar hospitals in Australia to set up an exchange programme for nursing staff. Lynne Pearce spoke to trust chief nurse Eamonn Sullivan

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From Hollywood to the health service: sexual harassment at work

Nurses expect health organisations to take sexual harassment of staff seriously – even when the abuser is a vulnerable patient.

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Opportunities for nurses in the ambulance service

Looking for a career change or new ways to test your skills? A role with the ambulance service could be for you.

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New drug available for head and neck cancer patients not responding to chemotherapy

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends nivolumab is made available for head and neck cancer that has progressed following chemotherapy.

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Norfolk trust set to open UK's first emergency department dedicated to older patients

The emergency department for patients over 80 is expected to be up and running at the end of November and will treat an estimated 18,000 people a year

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Student ambassadors: championing quality care

From quality walk arounds to mock Care Quality Commission inspections, a scheme in north west England is helping healthcare students show leadership by delivering high quality patient care

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Nurse with a zest for life – and a passion for palliative care

A student placement in a hospice ignited a passion for palliative care that has never left nurse Beth Hawkins, who years later has returned to the same hospice as a ward sister

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NICE guidance on diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis

NICE has published new guidance on cystic fibrosis, a progressive and incurable condition suffered by about 11,000 people in the UK that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestine

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Making a difference: what it means to be an RCN rep

The college’s representatives play an essential part in ensuring members get a fair deal. A new book celebrating their contribution also reveals how rewarding the role is, personally and professionally.

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End of life volunteers ensure patients don’t die alone

When a patient dies alone on a ward it is upsetting for families and staff. A nurse-led initiative at one trust is ensuring specially trained volunteers provide support throughout the final moments of life.

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Care home tutor helps overseas nurses join UK register

A care home in Yorkshire is giving lessons to nurses from outside Europe who are working as carers to help them pass tests in English and nursing competency so they can achieve UK registration

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Cerebral palsy

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which covers diagnosis, assessment and management for those aged up to 25.

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‘It feels like my trust is investing in me and planning for the future’ 

An interview at the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair in Birmingham landed nurse Charlotte Hall a new post, and a step closer towards her goal of working with critically ill patients.

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Meet the nurse who performs surgery 

Nurse Sara Dalby, who has been a surgical care practitioner for six years and will soon perform surgery on her own list of patients, talks to Lynne Pearce about her role.