Lynne Pearce

Nursing Standard

How are your bowel motions? The question nurses need to ask

Patients may be embarrassed to talk about bowel problems, but help is available

Emergency Nurse

Infection prevention and control in emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic

New RCEM guidelines aim to protect staff and patients from the spread of infectious diseases

People with learning disabilities are especially vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse
Learning Disability Practice

Domestic violence: a nurse innovation helping people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities can be especially vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse

Learning Disability Practice

COVID-19: how to make PPE less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Public Health England has issued guidance for staff in care homes

Social media discussions illustration
Nursing Standard

When social media becomes a minefield for nurses

It is possible to stay professional while engaging in robust debate… isn’t it?

Eunice Ezeani
Nursing Standard

Nursing in the UK: my advice for international nurses

A Nigerian nurse who has settled in England explains how she helps others do the same

Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic
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COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

Think theory 19
Nursing Standard

Let’s quash the criticism of nursing students opting for theory-only studies

Those continuing their studies online amid COVID-19 need support, not judgement

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
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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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

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
Nursing Standard

Is a return-to-practice course right for you?

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

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