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chancellor Rishi Sunak outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the Commons to deliver his budget

Unions label 1% nurse pay rise suggestion as 'insulting'

RCN accuses government of being 'dangerously out of touch' with nursing staff and public

Picture of Margaret Waine, a healthcare assistant at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who has died from COVID-19

Healthcare assistant who worked at the same trust for 40 years dies of COVID-19

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night

Image from RCN’s #FairPayForNurses social media campaign day

NHS pay: nurses in bid to pile pre-Budget pressure on Chancellor

Staff on AfC terms use social media campaign to demand inflation-busting deal

New timetable announced for RCN presidential election after suspension

Nominations for leadership role open on 3 March

clinical team working in a pandemic situation requires innovative communication

NHS teamwork in the pandemic: how is it for you?

Study asks nurses how COVID-19 has affected the functioning of clinical teams

Picture shows nurses recruited from overseas working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Rules relaxed on recruiting overseas nurses

RCN cautions that change risks damaging health and care systems of developing countries

Evidence and Practice

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

Providing cancer treatment and care to people living with cancer and dementia: challenges and research-based recommendations

Providing cancer treatment and care to people living with cancer and dementia

Dementia complicates cancer treatment and care and there can be many challenges

Reducing the risk of medication errors in cancer settings

Reducing the risk of medication errors in cancer settings

Why you should read this article • To recognise that medication errors in cancer settings...

Experiences of healthcare professionals in cancer assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities: a literature review

Experiences of healthcare staff in cancer care for people with learning disabilities

A literature review of cancer assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities

Protecting nurses against the risks of occupational exposure to systemic anticancer therapy agents

Protecting nurses against the risks of occupational exposure to systemic anticancer...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the risks of exposure to systemic...

Mesothelioma: exploring gender differences in time to diagnosis, seeking legal advice and occupational risk

Mesothelioma: exploring gender differences in diagnosis, legal advice and risk

Emphasis on risk of exposure to asbestos in high-risk jobs may have obscured others at risk

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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

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

Empathy at the end of life: how to care without compromising your well-being

A cancer nurse specialist shares her experience of learning self-care in her new book

How genomics is changing cancer nursing

What nurses working in cancer care need to know about genomics

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups

Cervical cancer: how nurses can help reverse the fall in screening uptake

Nurses need to allay people’s fears about screening – and in doing so could save lives

Opinion

Dying from inequality as much as from COVID-19: the reality for deprived communities

Nurses see the impact of poverty in the pandemic, and we must advocate for the disadvantaged

How to address mental health issues in people with cancer during COVID-19

Macmillan Cancer Support offers well-being advice for patients and nursing teams

Cancer care: resilience is vital for nurses and patients now and post-COVID-19

When the pandemic subsides, oncology nurses will need to support patients and each other

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

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

Why you should do a PhD: a nurse’s guide to entering the research world

Children’s cancer nurse Helen Pearson explains what motivates her academic work

Liz Bishop

From nurse to trust chief: ‘my background informs my style of staff leadership’

Cancer centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her approach

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