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What nurses need to know about the new health secretary

With a background in finance, Steve Barclay voted against protecting the ‘nurse’ title in law

New health and social care secretary Steve Barclay (right) with his predecessor Sajid Javid

New health secretary told to urgently address nursing workforce crisis

Steve Barclay is told he faces ‘big and pressing challenges’ as nurses await pay award

COVID-19: UK nations prepare to end special sick pay arrangements for nursing staff

Nurse leaders say government is not adequately supporting those workers with long-COVID

Nurses’ days off due to stress-related illness up 20% from pre-COVID levels

Latest data from NHS Digital show that more than 128,000 days were lost in February this year

Picture sows three nurses gathered in front of a work roster, with one writing on the roster and another looking at a clipboard

How to get your preferred flexible work hours: new advice for nurses

Show your manager the benefits of letting you work when you want but be ready to compromise

Nurse eating on a break in the car

Nowhere to take a break: nurses share workplace stories

Posts on Facebook page include reports of converted store cupboards and picnic benches

Evidence and Practice

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing: exploring effects and coping strategies

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing

Exploring effects and coping strategies

Nurses’ attitudes and beliefs around exploring the existential concerns of people with cancer

Nurses’ attitudes and beliefs on exploring existential concerns of people with cancer

Existential concerns are common among people with cancer, but many perceive a lack of support

The role of spirituality in women with breast cancer: an integrative literature review

The role of spirituality in women with breast cancer: an integrative literature review

Spirituality can be an important part of a person-centred approach to care

Managing challenging conversations by telephone with people living with cancer

Managing challenging conversations by telephone with people living with cancer

How a clear structure can provide information efficiently and with empathy and compassion

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Developing a digital pre-assessment pathway for patients on systemic anticancer therapy

A look at the challenges to implementation and the findings of a patient feedback survey

How should nurses assess and manage pain in a person with cancer?

Exploring the personal meaning of pain for patients can help with support and treatment

Features

Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis, treatments, support and care

Symptoms and treatment options for the disease, and how nurses can best support patients

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

How a trauma-informed approach can improve gynaecological screening uptake

Gynaecological screening can be difficult for women with experience of sexual abuse

Opinion

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Why we need to end the stigma around cancer

After the COVID-19 pandemic a greater focus on hard-to-reach groups is vital

Raising awareness of prostate and other cancers affecting men

Man Van project offers free health checks for men

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To improve cancer outcomes there needs to be investment in nurses and healthcare staff

As the pandemic recedes, we must meet the needs of people who require cancer care

Students

Clinical placement in a research and development team: what a nursing student can expect

Seeing clinical trials up close shows how medical ethics work in a real-world setting

How a practice education facilitator can help you get the most out of your placement

The role supports students in clinical practice and ensures NMC standards are met

What to expect from a placement in cancer nursing

Forget any preconceived ideas – in this positive environment you’ll learn transferable skills

Careers

My first time in charge of a ward: what it taught me about delegation and leadership

Being in charge can seem daunting but go for it if you get the chance – and here’s why

Non-medical prescribing preceptorship: boosting your confidence to practise autonomously

How nurse prescribers are getting the support they need to grow into their role

Why career progression is a steeper climb for nurses trained overseas

Foreign nurses can find it harder to win promotion in the NHS – and that’s got to change

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