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Two nurses sentenced for defrauding NHS

Two nurses have been sentenced after admitting defrauding the NHS in separate incidents

Rules eased on overseas nurses retaking exam

Overseas nurses will only have to retake the part of a competency exam they fail

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Specialist nurses improve outcomes for people with cancer

Patients assessed by lung cancer nurse specialists are likely to live longer, survey finds

Sterling notes

Pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change contracts outside NHS

NHS pay deal to be extended to nurses employed by arm’s-length providers

Brexit

Brexit white paper vague on immigration restrictions EU nurses may face, says RCN

Paper says future plan ‘would end free movement, taking back control of the UK’s borders’

Patient deterioration

Home care provider’s ‘soft signs’ system ‘significantly reduces’ hospital admissions

Care workers use 'soft signs' list to spot deterioration and alert nurses

Evidence and Practice

Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors

Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors

In the past two years proteasome inhibitors have risen in prominence reflecting the recent...

Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates

Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates

There is increasing recognition of the importance of making the Recovery Package available...

Implementing the Recovery Package: a survey of cancer workforce readiness

Implementing the Recovery Package: a survey of cancer workforce readiness

Implementation of the Recovery Package is a priority in the recent NHS England cancer...

Home infusion

Exploring the benefits of a home pembrolizumab infusion service for patients with...

An increasing incidence of melanoma and recent scientific developments in systemic anti-...

Oral chemotherapy

Exploring perceptions and experiences of oral chemotherapy in people with cancer

The increasing use of oral chemotherapy treatment for cancer offers benefits...

A screening tool to identify frailty in older people with lymphoma and help assess treatment and social support needs

A screening tool to identify frailty in older people with lymphoma and help assess...

By 2020, two million people aged 65 and over will be living with a cancer diagnosis, and...

Features

Helping families by improving care closer to home

A cancer charity is assisting local training to help families avoid travel for a child’s...

Digital platform rolled out nationally to support young people following diagnosis

An award winning digital platform, produced by a young adult cancer team, is set to be...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Marrow transplant

NHS at 70: how Bevan's announcement transformed the UK...

On its anniversary, we should reflect on all that the health service has achieved

Opinion

Karen Roberts

Inject creativity to allay the impending workforce crisis in cancer care

As a growing proportion of cancer nurses approach retirement age, strategies are needed to...

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Book review: Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care

Chemotherapy nurse consultant Catherine Oakley reviews this guide on how to embed cancer...

With the End in Mind

Book review: With the End in Mind

Palliative care clinical nurse specialist Claire Windsor reviews a text that aims to tackle...

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

60 seconds with breast care specialist nurse Carol Brearley

Carol Brearley, a breast care specialist nurse, talks about qualities a cancer nurse should...

How the Royal Marsden hospital left a lasting impact on my career

Radiation oncology nurse in Ireland Jennifer Matthews discusses how clinical research is...

60 seconds with pain management nurse specialist Jenny Wright

Jenny Wright, a clinical nurse specialist in pain management, talks about the challenges of...

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