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Cygnet Yew Trees hospital
Nursing Standard

NMC investigates allegations of patient abuse at mental health hospital

Regulator reviews concerns at Cygnet Yew Trees in Essex amid staff suspensions and dismissals

Woman sits slumped in bed, head in hands. Fatigue is among the symptoms of long-COVID
Nursing Standard

Long-COVID: nurses struggling to recover from coronavirus need support of employers

Call for research into COVID-19’s long-lasting effects among nursing staff

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Nursing Standard

RCN launches phone app for students and newly qualified nurses

Starting Out app offers learning resources, career and financial advice and counselling

Picture shows a young woman sitting on a sofa looking pensive
Nursing Standard

NHS figures reveal April peak in nurse sickness absence due to COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and depression also accounted for one quarter of absences in May

Community nurse Maria Levesley, sings in the studio to record her SSKIN song that raises awareness of pressure ulcers
Nursing Standard

SSKIN pressure ulcer song: award for team’s ‘uplifting’ awareness campaign

Community nurse’s rewrite of Pet Shop Boys hit has had thousands of views of YouTube

Picture shows an older woman holding a toothbrush in her mouth
Nursing Older People

Nurse educators' initiative improves oral health of care home residents

Response was prompted by CQC report on lack of oral health training in many care homes

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign
Nursing Standard

Nurses urged to join the 10k challenge and help healthcare colleagues

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign is run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Wound app on a mobile phone for carers and care home workers to help identify and treat pressure ulcers
Nursing Standard

Nurse creates wound app to help carers identify and treat pressure ulcers

Digital tool provides ‘clear and simple’ information for carers and care home workers

Older man in hospital
Nursing Standard

Compassion is key to avoiding production line older people’s care, nurse warns

Care home internship programmes can help address misinformation about older people's nursing

Professor Faith Gibson of University of Surrey and Great Ormond Street Hospital has been made a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Nursing Standard

Nurse honoured for work to improve care experience of children with cancer

Faith Gibson’s research at Great Ormond Street helps to earn her a prestigious US fellowship

Healthcare staff observe a minute's silence
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: minute’s silence to honour nurses and other healthcare staff who have died

Tribute will form part of a memorial ceremony broadcast online by the BMA

Black female talking in a boardroom
Nursing Standard

Lack of racial and gender diversity in senior nursing roles in England, report reveals

NHS Confederation says health service must take action to address inequality

Improving health outcomes for BAME children
Nursing Children and Young People

RCN welcomes £3.3 million funding boost for BAME child health projects

Money will also go to community and voluntary groups working in areas of high deprivation

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Nursing Standard

Thousands of NHS workers turn to COVID-19 mental health helpline

Volunteers offer psychological support and signpost staff to practical and financial help

Nurse in PPE. Picture: Shutterstock
Nursing Standard

Researchers to design nursing care system for COVID-19 patients

University of Exeter will lead a study to build on innovations developed during the pandemic

War Horse performers offer tips on PPE
Nursing Standard

PPE wearer’s guide for nurses: War Horse actors among performers to offer their tips

Actors with experience of restrictive costumes have contributed to the guide for NHS staff

Image shows newly qualified nurse Idi Arewa (right in white) being preceptored by Sucad Yousuf as part of  the North Middlesex University Hospital’s preceptorship programme
Nursing Standard

NMC develops five new principles of preceptorship to support newly qualified nurses

RCN welcomes regulator’s scheme that offers structured support and improves staff retention

Picture shows an older man in an ambulance being treated by paramedics
Emergency Nurse

Sepsis: many lives could be saved if paramedics had clear IV antibiotics guidance

Study reveals a drive for early sepsis diagnosis and pre-alerting the receiving hospital