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Signs of domestic abuse

The RCN has published a pocket guide on domestic abuse covering all four areas in the UK.

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‘I was offered a job at the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair’

When mental health nurse Kellyann Anderton-Kay visited the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair in Manchester the last thing she expected was to be offered a job on the spot.

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Nursing care after death in Northern Ireland

Our update on new guidance for nurses in Northern Ireland on caring for deceased patients and their families.

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Race equality in the NHS: a plan for progress

The second report of the Workforce Race Equality Standard has found signs of improvement in some trusts, while others have a long way to go. What is clear now is what works – honest assessment, strong senior leadership and tailored support for individuals.

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Fertility preservation

A briefing on new RCN guidance on fertility preservation.

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Taking the lead in neonatal care

How does a nurse fill a traditionally medical role? By mastering the basics first, says advanced nurse practitioner Nicky McCarthy.

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Learning how to manage perinatal mental illness

Many women have mental health problems during pregnancy or in the year after birth. A new course aims to equip professionals to manage mental illness in mothers.

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Alcohol-use disorders

New guidance on diagnosing and managing the physical complications of alcohol use.

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Fixing the leaky bucket: investing in nurses' education and development

Against a backdrop of large-scale changes for nurses across the UK, including cutting the bursary for students in England, delegates at this year's RCN congress will discuss the impact of reducing investment in nurses' education and development.

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Pushing the boundaries for children with complex needs

Sian Thomas' willingness to innovate and work in partnership with families made a huge difference to a young girl with severe dietary issues. The 2016 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year says nurses need to be ready to 'safely challenge' existing practice.

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Challenging employers who fail to comply with regulations

Mounting pressures on nurses mean many are working much longer hours, with no proper breaks. RCN UK safety reps chair Denise McLaughlin tells Lynne Pearce why employers must put nurses' health and safety at the top of the agenda.

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Equal pay for work of equal value: the pay band revolution

Pay restraint and the down-banding of roles has demoralised the nursing workforce. At this year's RCN congress, delegates will debate whether nursing jobs should be systematically re-banded under Agenda for Change.

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Vaccine uptake in children and young people

In March, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new quality standards on vaccine uptake in the under 19s. Here are its recommendations.

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Florence Nightingale scholarships offer chance to learn while boosting career

The Foundation's scholarships, now open in travel, research and leadership, can advance your career and lead to innovation to practice.

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Under surveillance: how cameras improved a care home's practice

Filming vulnerable people in healthcare settings is controversial, but a Birmingham care home has found surveillance cameras protect residents and staff.

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Improving quality of life during and after cancer treatment

Cancer survival rates are rising, but should more be done to improve the quality of survival?

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Outstanding opportunities at NHS Blood and Transplant Services

Leadership development programmes for staff at every level are among the attractions at the national service for blood, organ and tissue donation.

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Nurse leaders: learn how to shape policy

Nurses should have a say in policy-making at all levels, but many feel they lack the skills to get involved. A new programme from the International Council for Nurses is aiming to bridge the confidence gap.