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Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Nursing students are not part of COVID-19 workforce, RCN asserts

College says Scottish Government implies students on placements are ‘additional staff’

A negative lateral flow test result for coronavirus

Shorter self-isolation time gets you back to work sooner – but is it worth extra risk?

Science adviser admits rule-change comes with risk, as RCN calls for nurse exemption

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

New COVID-19 self-isolation rules: what nurses need to know

Isolation period for people testing positive in England reduced to five days from 17 January

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Mandatory vaccinations for nurses would be ‘sabotage’ amid staffing pressures, says RCN

College joins demands to delay making jabs compulsory from April for front-line staff

Evidence and Practice

Cancer patient

Cancer care: how can I ease patient anxiety made worse by COVID?

Tips and advice for nurses caring for people with cancer during the pandemic

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the legal requirement to provide equal...

Best practice in the transition to adult services for young adults who had childhood cancer

Best practice in the transition to adult services for young adults who had childhood...

Why you should read this article: • To appreciate the importance of a successful transition...

Women’s perceptions of body image post-mastectomy: a literature review

Women’s perceptions of body image post-mastectomy: a literature review

Potential psychological interventions to support women following mastectomy

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Why you should read this article: • To learn more about the experience of pain in patients...

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

The principles of prehabilitation in cancer care and its benefits for people with cancer

Features

Fear of cancer recurrence: how nurses can support people after successful treatment

For some patients such fears can be debilitating and may require psychological support

How to support and improve mouth care for people undergoing cancer treatment

Oral health may be overlooked by healthcare staff, but can lead to serious mouth problems

Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Nurses need to be alert to possible symptoms at the earliest stage

Chemotherapy: what you need to know about the safe handling of cytotoxic drugs

Nurses encouraged to learn more about dangers posed by cytotoxic drugs

How support workers have helped free up more time for cancer nurses to transform care

Macmillan’s 43 support workers have improved quality of service and patient experience

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Opinion

Ideas welcome: how to innovate to improve patient care

All nurses can be leaders in innovation, whatever their job title, pay scale or experience

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Standardised uniforms for nurses: who will wear them and when?

Uniform for NHS staff in England will have a dress option and reflect cultural diversity

Students

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

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

Careers

Are you at a career crossroads? Advice for nurses looking to change direction

The pandemic has left many nurses thinking of changing their role. Here’s what to consider

What is competency and how can I maintain it?

Competency is a key principle of the NMC code and without it, patient safety is at risk

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

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