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Hospitals set up food banks and emergency loans for nurses

RCN criticises the ‘outrageous state of affairs’ and demands fair pay for staff

Man who has prostate cancer sits talking to nurse

Let’s tackle this taboo: nurses bid to improve care for black men with prostate cancer

Group is at increased risk of disease yet faces inequalities in post-diagnosis support

Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

Nurse looks back and waves as she stands beside exit

We’re off: NMC reveals extent of exodus from register as many leavers blame pandemic

Find out reasons why nurses say they feel forced to turn their backs on their careers

Peripheral neuropathy: how nurses can spot it and support patients

Causes, symptoms and effects, and the questions cancer nurses should ask patients

Community nurse who is a man chats to patient during a home visit

Attracting more men: is targeted recruitment key to unlocking growth in nurse numbers?

The nursing student cohort continues to be female-dominated thanks to stereotyping

Evidence and Practice

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

Delivering personalised cancer care to enhance patients’ quality of life

Delivering personalised cancer care to enhance patients’ quality of life

With such care people can exercise choice and control over their care plan and delivery

Open access
Home denosumab self-administration: a service development project

Home denosumab self-administration: a service development project

The barriers to and facilitators of this project and the results of a patient feedback survey


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

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

Common cancer medication errors and how to avoid them

Nurses should know how to reduce errors and improve patient safety

Giving bad news: tips on difficult conversations for cancer nurses

How to break bad news and provide emotional support to someone living with cancer


Raising awareness of prostate and other cancers affecting men

Man Van project offers free health checks for men


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

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment


What to expect from a placement with a district nursing team

Hone your leadership, communication and clinical skills while supporting patients at home

Wanted: future nurse leaders seeking programmes made for students

We look at the schemes that nurture and develop your leadership skills from day one


Free careers fair for nursing students and newly registered nurses: book now

Online event is your chance to meet employers, join seminars, and even get a job interview


Macmillan nurses: find out about the wide range of NHS roles supported by the charity

It’s a huge force in UK cancer nursing, so could Macmillan have the right job for you?

What is a digital nurse specialist – and could it be your next role?

Implementing new technologies is about change management and prioritising patient safety

Band 7 here I come: how to prepare yourself to achieve promotion

Advice on making the jump from band 6, and questions you’re likely to face at interview