Matthew Mckew

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Maintaining levels of vitamin D helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Maintaining vitamin D levels could help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, though it is less effective once the disease has set in, researchers say

Nurse burnout
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Nurse burnout study

‘Patient-related burnout’ affects job performance, study finds

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Nurses in Jersey offered ‘flat bands’ deal with minimum 2% pay rise

Proposed changes to public sector pay would bring nurses, midwives, civil servants and manual workers under the same policy, and raise the starting salary for staff nurses by more than £6,000

12-hour shift
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EXCLUSIVE: opinion divided over 12-hour shifts

Nursing Standard poll shows 50% of nurses favour longer shift patterns

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Self harm is not an illness but a symptom of something deeper, children's nurses are told

Children's nurses are increasing having to deal with young people who have self harmed and need to develop more skills in dealing with such patients, the Nursing Children and Young People journal conference was told.

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More needs to be done to support children with learning disabilities, conference hears

People with learning disabilities are being made to seem like they are thieves of the state, a leading nurse has warned

Professor Neil Marlow
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‘Nurse practitioners could help solve staff shortage in neonatal care’

University College London professor tells Nursing Children and Young People Conference 2017 that more premature babies are surviving, but neonatal units cannot recruit enough specialist staff

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Most adults unaware of link between obesity and cancer

Most people do not understand the link between obesity and cancer, and few are offered advice about their weight when seeing a healthcare professional, a study shows

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Genetic markers could catch oesophageal cancer earlier

Genetic markers indicating early signs of oesophageal cancer could help improve low rates of survival by monitoring people with high-risk genetic patterns, research suggests

Louise Walby
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Respiratory nurse named RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year

Cwm Taf University Health Board nurse recognised for early recognition and staff training work to tackle high mortality rates for chronic lung disease in parts of the Welsh valleys

Andrea Spyropoulos
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Worried people should never be criticised for turning up to emergency departments, says former RCN president

Government is using the term ‘inappropriate attendances’ to mask under-funding

Andrea Spyropoulos
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Nurses create innovative emergency unit for children

Nursing Children and Young People Conference hears about service that relieves pressure on hospital's emergency department.

Life balance
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EXCLUSIVE: Number of nurses leaving their posts on the increase due to stress, burnout and work-life balance issues

The number of nurses and health visitors leaving trusts in England because of work-life balance issues has more than doubled in the past five years

Sophie Proud
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‘Sugar bag baby’ determined to give something back as a neonatal nurse

Sophie Proud, who overcame many health problems in childhood after being born at 24 weeks’ gestation, graduated as a children’s nurse and now works at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

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Ministers must agree rapid plan to tackle homelessness, RCN tells Big Issue

As winter approaches, people being discharged from mental health hospitals need a real alternative to the streets, writes general secretary Janet Davies

Joanne Bosanquet
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Public Health England deputy chief nurse honoured for work in nursing

Joanne Bosanquet has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of her 'distinction in the field of nursing and public health'

Elizabeth Anionwu
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Gap in nurses' knowledge of sickle cell disease 'unacceptable'

Sickle cell disease not covered properly at undergraduate level, say nurse leaders.

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Obese children more likely to need repeated hospital visits for asthma

Children taken to hospital due to asthma may be at risk of repeated admissions if they are also obese, pointing to the importance of preventing obesity in children with asthma, researchers say.