Lynne Pearce

Illustration highlighting the elements involved in day-to-day management of diabetes
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Empowering inpatients with diabetes: how to improve safety and reduce errors

Enabling self-administration of insulin recognises patients as experts in their own care

Participants in a fellowship programme at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The trust devised the programme to attract nurses and encourage them to stay.
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How to attract and retain brilliant nurses

A trust has devised a fellowship to boost the careers of talented staff

Asking staff what they think about their workplace can have benefits for morale and patient care
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What matters to nurses: does your organisation know?

One trust dared to open a conversation with staff – and faced some uncomfortable truths

two nurses confer on a ward
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Clinical nurse educator: the role that brings learning to the bedside

Clinical educators are vital to improving care, but they can feel isolated in their workplace

bag of blood ready for transfusion – complying with safety protocols and positive patient identification are essential to reduce risk
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Blood transfusion: the common procedure that can go disastrously wrong

Stakes are high when managing blood products – here’s how nurses can prevent errors

One in seven UK women are diagnosed with breast cancer Picture: iStock
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Breast cancer nursing: your guide to new RCN competency framework

The RCN has published a competency framework for the academic and career pathways of nurses

The students are asked ‘questions that are often challenging’
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How teaching children about dementia helps you become a better communicator

Innovative resource helps nursing students improve children’s awareness of the condition

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Are you a BAME nurse with a fantastic idea that could improve patient care?

Nursing care is hugely enriched when ideas spring from a wide range of backgrounds

NET Patient Foundation
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NET nurses: supporting patients confused by their rare cancer diagnosis

‘Even healthcare professionals don’t know enough about neuroendocrine cancers’

Conversation in a hospice
Nursing Older People

Nurses need access to end of life training says leading cancer charity

Macmillan Cancer Support calls for clear guidance on personalising care at the end of life

Red blood cells. Picture: Alamy
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Iron deficiency anaemia in adults: what to look for and the questions to ask

RCN guidance sets out the information nurses need to identify and manage patients with IDA

Dismayed looking nurse talking to a colleague in a corridor. Picture: iStock
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Strategies for dealing with rude colleagues who ruin your day

And what to do if your communication style has turned toxic

Gamu Mhizha
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International recruitment: this is a foreign world to them. I say ‘you can do it’

Gamu Mhizha came to England to train in 2003. Now she is encouraging other overseas recruits

NICE guidance addresses wound cleaning
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Preventing and treating surgical site infections: what nurses need to know

Updated NICE guidance deals with antiseptic skin preparation, antibiotics and wound closure

Picture shows olaparib capsules. Olaparib inhibits enzymes that repair DNA in cancer cells.
Cancer Nursing Practice

Ovarian cancer and Olaparib: what nurses need to know

Olaparib can be a first-line treatment for ovarian cancer rather than after chemotherapy

nursing student is being supported on clinical placement
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New approach to nurse education affects every registrant – but are you ready?

NMC’s education standards take a fresh approach to supervision, assessment and leadership

Rachael Ward and Corrine Shore undertaking a pain assessment with a patient
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Pain management: steps for better care and faster recovery after surgery

Nurses are vital to good pain management – and this starts with a comprehensive assessment

Illustration showing integrated health and social care systems
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Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign