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Brexit deadline deferral

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

CPD learning

New CPD guidance is welcome in light of budget cuts, RCN says

Five principles aim to ‘develop knowledge, skills and competencies’ of staff

nurse at the bedside

Jobs guarantees for new nurses would cut agency spending – NHS England

But extent of nurse vacancies is tantamount to assured employment, says RCN

NHS pay deals

Pay deal ‘may help make up lost ground’ on recruitment and retention

RCN urges pay review body to back ‘robust’ approach to workforce data

Andrea Sutcliffe

New NMC chief executive: ‘I’m going to start by listening’

Education standards overhaul means Andrea Sutcliffe arrives at a key moment for nursing

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Secondary cancer care nursing toolkit aims to improve services

Breast Cancer Care’s new resource helps nurses develop appropriate action plans

Evidence and Practice

Open access
Supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer: a literature review

Supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer: a literature review

Quality of life is crucial to people with pancreatic cancer due to poor survival rates and...

Enhancing well-being and building resilience in people living with cancer part 2: a central role for nurses

Enhancing well-being and building resilience in people living with cancer part 2: a...

Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or of its recurrence is distressing and there are...

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...

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

Free
BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

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Why euthanasia has stunted palliative care's development in the animal world

Should the veterinary profession’s justification for euthanasia ever apply to human beings?

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

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...

Jobs