Lynne Pearce

Nathan Harrison
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

Picture shows woman cancer patient lying in a hospital bed.
Cancer Nursing Practice

New treatment possibility for some cancer patients

Larotrectinib is approved by NICE as an option for NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours

Mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Nursing Standard

Life in lockdown: how social distancing complicates existing mental health conditions

Mental health nurses discuss how the pandemic affects clients and disrupts services

Rebecca Hackfath
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: what it’s like working and studying in the middle of a pandemic

One nursing student’s experience working at an isolation unit for mental health patients

Cancer Nursing Practice

Surgery school speeds up cancer patients’ recovery

Promoting healthier lifestyles lifts general mood and prepares people for surgery

Shopping volunteer delivering supplies
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: how a neighbourhood volunteer scheme is teaching me about leadership

One nursing student is coordinating a network of support for vulnerable community members

Picture shows a woman wearing household gloves and holding a cleaning sponge looking at patches of mould. Poor air quality in the home is linked to a range of health problems, and guidance from NICE suggests how to achieve improvements.
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Improving air quality at home: what to advise patients

NICE guidance on risks for those with allergies or respiratory or cadiovascular conditions

head of mental health nursing for NHS England and NHS Improvement Emma Wadey
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The nurse leader who is determined to keep one foot on the front line of care

Emma Wadey is a nurse at the top of the NHS, but don’t ask her to give up clinical practice

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident
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I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

University programmes can help to restore skills and confidence of qualified nurses who want to return to nursing
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Is a return-to-practice course right for you?

How a 16-week programme tackles the challenges of returning after a career break

Picture is an illustration of a woman in nursing uniform touching an image in a mirror of herself wearing everyday clothes. Two nurses and a doctor share their experiences of having cancer and offer a unique perspective on cancer care
Cancer Nursing Practice

Our cancer experience: health professionals share their stories and offer advice

Two nurses and a breast surgeon offer a unique perspective on cancer care

Obesity and overweight is more common in nurses than other professional groups, research has found
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Why being an overweight nurse matters - and what to do about it

Management support and simple steps can make a big difference to a growing problem

Picture shows a group of older people doing stretch exercises. Prevention of health problems among older people should be a cornerstone of geriatric medicine, and nurses have an important role to play.
Nursing Older People

How nurses can promote healthy ageing and prevention

Prevention is the cornerstone of geriatric medicine

Lauren Johnston
Nursing Standard

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Picture shows a young woman wearing a headscarf after radiation therapy looking pensive as she uses her phone. A self-help app called Untire can help cancer patients and survivors regain their energy.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer-related fatigue: symptoms and management with Untire app

A self-help app offers people who have cancer-related fatigue support, advice and tips

Picture shows a scene from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A nurse is producing podcasts that aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice.
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Nurse’s podcasts tell true story of life on mental health wards

Podcasts aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.
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Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact

Diabetes distress is the term used to describe the emotional toll the condition and its management can have an an individual
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Diabetes: why managing the condition is about so much more than blood sugar levels

People can find the emotional demands relentless, leading to diabetes distress or burnout

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