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Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf, who has announced the latest NHS pay offer, talks to an NHS nurse

NHS pay: ‘Best and final’ offer falls short of nurses’ demand, so what can union do now?

RCN leaders plan their next move after Scottish Government unveils improved offer

First dates announced for nurses’ strike action in December

Strikes on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Lucy Letby trial: nurses tell court they did not administer insulin to premature baby

Child F’s heart rate surged and his blood glucose dropped dangerously after IV feed

Evidence and Practice

Developing evidence-based standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Developing evidence-based standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the safe administration of...

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer: a literature review

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer

A literature review of research on patients’ experiences following an oesophagectomy

Nurse helping patient choose a cancer treatment

How can I help people receiving cancer treatments report neutropenic sepsis earlier?

Promoting trusting relationships and using available resources can help conquer patient fear

Open access
Developing a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

Developing a nurse-led clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

The benefits of a nurse-led clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

Evaluation of a rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service

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Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Learn about the experience of early phase cancer research nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Features

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

Free

Using every team member’s skills to improve the patient experience

The One Step at a Time initiative was set up following a nurse’s own experience of cancer

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Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

Opinion

Suicide among nurses: how we can reduce risk and stigma by simply talking

Ways to support colleagues through open, honest discussions

How to support young caregivers – an often unseen network

Patient care planning should take into account young people who care for family members

Making post-mastectomy prostheses in a range of skin tones – not just ivory and beige

A new range of prosthetic softies now comes in a more diverse range of colours

Students

What a career in community nursing really looks like – and where to start

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman shares tips and resources in this helpful video

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce

Becoming a leader: what I’ve learned about making change happen

Tips on effective leadership from a nurse who had ‘no plan B’ but challenged herself

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