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COVID-19 backlog could overwhelm workforce, warns cancer charity

Government ‘must address staffing crisis now’ to ensure access to cancer nurse specialists

COVID-19: nurse who cared for prime minister in hospital resigns over 1% pay offer

Jenny McGee says she is leaving NHS because nurses ‘are not getting the respect we deserve’

Chester hospital deaths: trial date set for nurse charged with murder of eight babies

Lucy Letby, who worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital, to stand trial in July 2022

Fitness to practise: nurses wait longer for outcomes as cases pile up

Backlog of FtP cases grows as regulator grapples with staffing and drive to improve decisions

illustration shows two job applications – one from white candidate, one from black candidate

‘Incredibly discriminatory’ email about Nigerian nurse prompts NMC intervention

Regulator and NHS commissioning group investigate message sent to job applicant

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Men in Nursing video aims to tackle perceptions and promote diversity

Universities in Northern Ireland want to show nursing as rewarding career for men

Evidence and Practice

Supporting self-management for people with laryngeal cancer through printed information

Supporting self-management for people with laryngeal cancer through printed information

Nurses can use a combination of generic and condition-specific self-management approaches

Open access
Patient-reported effectiveness and safety of NEPA in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a UK online service evaluation

Effectiveness and safety of NEPA in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

UK online service evaluation of patient-reported effectiveness of netupitant and palonosetron

Understanding the routes to diagnosis for colorectal cancer in New Zealand: a protocol paper

Understanding the routes to diagnosis for colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Protocol paper on designing a research study aimed at understanding the routes to diagnosis

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers

This service evaluation focuses on the effects of the pandemic on patients and their carers

Barriers to the delivery and uptake of psychosocial care in adult cancer services: a literature review

Barriers to the delivery and uptake of psychosocial care in adult cancer services

A critical evaluation of the literature using a qualitative research design

Cancer patient

Caring for someone with cancer and severe mental illness

Cancer care for people with mental illness should be shared with mental health services

Features

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

COVID-19: diary of a cancer nurse specialist

Prostate Cancer UK's John Robertson shares an account of a typical day

Cancer care: how online exercise plans can boost patient recovery and quality of life

Nurses should promote online exercise support to people with cancer

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Opinion

LGBTIQ+ and healthcare: a guide to gender-inclusive language

Non-inclusive language can create barriers to quality cancer care

How COVID-19 changed our ways of working – for the better

Ward sister Aisling Grant says pandemic innovations will be useful for the future

Dying and bereavement: what patients and families want at the end of life

Why workforce gaps and overstretched services remain the biggest hurdle to getting it right

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 realised that through a caring approach he was able to make a difference

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, she gained a greater understanding of the experiences of those living with invisible conditions

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember the words of songs from their youth, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of a patient-centred approach to care

Careers

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Acute care in the community: why it’s rich in career opportunities

Homecare is an acute nursing environment with a diverse range of roles at all levels

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

From burnout to a top job in nursing research: what I’ve learned

Senior nurse researcher Jill Maben shares her tips for a move into research

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