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RCN Nursing Awards 2021 open for entries: who will be named nurse of the year?

Individuals and teams invited to nominate across 15 award categories

COVID-19 backlog could overwhelm workforce, warns cancer charity

Government ‘must address staffing crisis now’ to ensure access to cancer nurse specialists

Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Innovations in uniform design are making COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

A computerised image illustrating the effects of sickle cell disease

Blood disorder crisis must be treated ‘as urgently as cardiac arrest’

Sickle cell awareness vital, specialist says, after coroner finds patient received wrong care

Union ballots open as nurses in Scotland vote on proposed 4% pay deal

RCN Scotland and GMB urge NHS staff to reject Scottish Government offer

Beauty company backtracks after refusing to treat nurses working with COVID-19 patients

Benefit Cosmetics UK apologises and changes policy after provoking backlash on social media

Evidence and Practice

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers

This service evaluation focuses on the effects of the pandemic on patients and their carers

Barriers to the delivery and uptake of psychosocial care in adult cancer services: a literature review

Barriers to the delivery and uptake of psychosocial care in adult cancer services

A critical evaluation of the literature using a qualitative research design

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

Steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of medication errors

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

Features

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

COVID-19: diary of a cancer nurse specialist

Prostate Cancer UK's John Robertson shares an account of a typical day

Cancer care: how online exercise plans can boost patient recovery and quality of life

Nurses should promote online exercise support to people with cancer

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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

Opinion

Our six key strategies for cancer nursing care

RCN cancer and breast care forum outlines its core aims for the future

COVID-19 vaccine: steps we’re taking to encourage uptake among staff in minority groups

Sensitivity to healthcare staff’s concerns about the jab is essential to boost uptake

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

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

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

From burnout to a top job in nursing research: what I’ve learned

Senior nurse researcher Jill Maben shares her tips for a move into research

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

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