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Flu jab

Flu vaccine: NHS trusts remain silent on how they manage staff who refuse it

NHS Improvement advised redeployment to ensure patient safety in ‘higher-risk’ departments

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Scottish parliament

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come

Marie Curie Legacy Campaign on the benefits of radiotherapy

The treatment is being undervalued in cancer care, experts say

Study aims to tell ‘real story of nursing’

Research will cover gender, working conditions and what attracts people to nursing

Health_Foundation

Cancer care improves, but still falls short of targets

Health Foundation report finds that 10,000 lives in England could be saved each year

Evidence and Practice

Needs of bereaved parents following the death of a child or young person from cancer

Needs of bereaved parents following the death of a child or young person from cancer

Parental grief is unlike any other grief and is physically and emotionally overwhelming...

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer medication?

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer...

As more oral anticancer agents are available community pharmacy practitioners (CPPs) may...

Providing information early in the clinical pathway for people with prostate cancer

Providing information early in the clinical pathway for people with prostate cancer

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative recommends offering health and well-being...

Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1

Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1

Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or recurrent disease is distressing. Increasing numbers...

Nurse and patient

The experience of mastectomy patients on the 23-hour pathway

Aim To explore the experiences of women with breast cancer undergoing a mastectomy and...

The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for primary lung cancer

The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for...

There is increasing evidence of the benefits of exercise after cancer treatment to help...

Features

Childhood cancer

How care for children with cancer can be improved

Round table of paediatric cancer nurses look at the challenges specialist nurses face

Gillian Knowles

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: past winners share their inspiring stories

Cancer Nursing Award 2018 winner on how the prize promoted her team’s achievements

Stemming the tide of violence towards NHS staff

With the 'threat of violence a daily reality', measures are being taken by government to...

Sara Lister

Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

Karen Howarth

Providing holistic care for people with head and neck cancer

How two nurse specialists launched a service to advocate patient needs post-treatment

Glen Crisp and Sarah O'Donnell

Receiving cancer care in the workplace

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers people in the north west of England cancer care in...

Opinion

How can we reward cancer nurses for the service they give?

As 2019 begins, trusts should look at ways to keep cancer nurses on board

Book review: Cutaneous Malignancies: A Surgical Perspective

Consultant nurse Elaine Tomlins reviews: Cutaneous Malignancies: A Surgical Perspective

Book review: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Lead nurse Carolyn Middleton reviews: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Students

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer...

Singing

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...

Careers

My job: clinical nurse specialist

Millicent Blake-McCoy qualified as a primary school teacher, but the pull of nursing was too...

My job: Influencing policy through my nurse manager role

Chief of nursing Karen Roberts on providing clinical expertise and advice to Macmillan...

Carol Diver

‘My holistic role overlaps the boundaries between medicine and nursing’

Nurse consultant Carol Diver advocates taking up new opportunities – even if it takes you...

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