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Nurse prescribing to a patient over a desk

Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes new proficiency standards

NMC describes standards, to be implemented by 2020, as ‘ambitious’ despite some criticism

Queen Mary's House

Outrage at plan to sell NHS building that offers London nurses affordable housing

Queen Mary's House in upmarket Hampstead, London, currently houses 52 mainly NHS staff

Longest waits for cancer care are rising, says Labour

Figures highlight pressure on services, but government says most patients are treated within

Andy Burnham

NHS pay – government needs to go further, says Manchester mayor Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester NHS is an example for the rest of the country, says ex-Labour health

Social care needs NHS-style funding model, urges RCN activist

Let’s look back to start of NHS and do the same for social care, nurse tell congress

Nurses worldwide need better pay to make profession more attractive – ICN

Governments are failing to use nurse pay and conditions as a lever of workforce expansion

Evidence and Practice

Kelly Stackhouse

The value of anterior resection survivorship programmes

Up to 80% of people with rectal cancer undergo sphincter-preserving surgery and, of these,...

Oral vinorelbine: a practical approach

Oral vinorelbine: a practical approach to patient management

Oral vinorelbine has been a well-established cytotoxic treatment for non-small cell lung...

Patient follow-up

Development, integration and evaluation of nurse-led follow-up across five tumour sites...

The traditional model of medical oncology follow-up clinics has been challenged in recent...

A new normal: reconciling change in appearance and function for men with head and neck...

Aim The aim of this study was to explore how men with head and neck cancer (HNC) experience...

Prostate education

Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of...

This article reports the findings of a service-user evaluation project undertaken in...

Smoking cessation

Examining knowledge of lifestyle risk factors among adult cancer survivors in Ireland

Aim Many cancers are preventable through lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was...

Features

DNA spirals

Improving diagnosis of Lynch syndrome could help catch bowel cancer early

To coincide with bowel cancer awareness month, the newly merged charity Bowel Cancer UK and...

Enhancing quality of life for people after cancer care

With cancer survival rates continuing to grow, the NHS is sharpening its focus on supporting...

Improving early diagnosis rates through heightened cancer screenings

Freelance health journalist Kathy Oxtoby got the news nobody wants to hear; she had cancer...

Woman taking part in training session at CRUK CRN programme launch

The valuable contribution of clinical research nurses

A programme by Cancer Research UK supports the development of clinical research nurses who...

Helping patients to talk about intimacy or sexual problems caused by treatment

Initiating discussions with patients about their sexual and intimacy needs is not always...

Cancer nurse specialists with a patient

A national focus on improving access to clinical nurse specialists

NHS England’s Cally Palmer explains the national drive to reorder the workforce so that...

Opinion

Getting to the heart of providing patient-centred care

Adequate support during cancer treatment is often listed as a top priority for achieving...

Fertility conversation

Fertility issues: unlocking new options for people with cancer

Cancer treatment often causes infertility, but a pre-planning intervention can ease the...

Cancer fundraising campaigns: avoiding mixed messages

In a bid to raise funds, the Stand Up to Cancer campaign group produced a special series of...

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...

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

Ann Muls

The varied role of a Macmillan cancer nurse consultant

Macmillan cancer nurse consultant Ann Muls on embracing an holistic outlook and why the...

Iris Williams

Reflecting the core values of a clinical nurse specialist

Colorectal clinical nurse specialist Iris Williams on the importance of having the patience...

Claire Ryan

‘Remain curious, never stop learning and speak up’

Macmillan nurse clinician Claire Ryan on the importance of seeking out a mentor in a chosen...

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