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Stormont

Not good enough: RCN’s verdict on pay offer to NHS nurses in Northern Ireland

College consults members on what they want to do now

Fund Our Future campaign

RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

lung cancer

Combination therapy for untreated, metastatic, non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer

NICE recommends use of pembrolizumab with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy

Apprentices

Nursing apprenticeships: MPs move to inject momentum into stalling programme

Cross-party group wants a more flexible approach to funding and supernumerary status

Belfast bus

Hospital parking: trust offers staff incentives to leave their cars at home

Nurses at the Royal Victoria in Belfast face calls to commute by public transport

volunteer at patient's bedside

Nurses say they value hospital volunteers, but worry about the tasks they’re given

Survey is the first time NHS staff have been asked what they think of ward volunteers

Evidence and Practice

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer medication?

Can community pharmacy practitioners support patients who take oral anticancer...

As more oral anticancer agents are available community pharmacy practitioners (CPPs) may...

Providing information early in the clinical pathway for people with prostate cancer

Providing information early in the clinical pathway for people with prostate cancer

The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative recommends offering health and well-being...

Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1

Enhancing well-being and resilience in people living with cancer. Part 1

Receiving a new diagnosis of cancer or recurrent disease is distressing. Increasing numbers...

Nurse and patient

The experience of mastectomy patients on the 23-hour pathway

Aim To explore the experiences of women with breast cancer undergoing a mastectomy and...

The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for primary lung cancer

The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for...

There is increasing evidence of the benefits of exercise after cancer treatment to help...

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

This article presents some of the main findings from a study using an interpretative...

Features

Childhood cancer

How care for children with cancer can be improved

Round table of paediatric cancer nurses look at the challenges specialist nurses face

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Gillian Knowles

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: past winners share their inspiring stories

Cancer Nursing Award 2018 winner on how the prize promoted her team’s achievements

Stemming the tide of violence towards NHS staff

With the 'threat of violence a daily reality', measures are being taken by government to...

Sara Lister

Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

Karen Howarth

Providing holistic care for people with head and neck cancer

How two nurse specialists launched a service to advocate patient needs post-treatment

Glen Crisp and Sarah O'Donnell

Receiving cancer care in the workplace

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers people in the north west of England cancer care in...

Opinion

Book review: Cutaneous Malignancies: A Surgical Perspective

Consultant nurse Elaine Tomlins reviews: Cutaneous Malignancies: A Surgical Perspective

Book review: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Lead nurse Carolyn Middleton reviews: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

nurses prepare chemo

Nurses’ safety when administering SACT must be given the priority it deserves

Too many healthcare providers rely on personal protective equipment alone for their staff

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...

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...

Singing

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...

Careers

My job: clinical nurse specialist

Millicent Blake-McCoy qualified as a primary school teacher, but the pull of nursing was too...

My job: Influencing policy through my nurse manager role

Chief of nursing Karen Roberts on providing clinical expertise and advice to Macmillan...

Carol Diver

‘My holistic role overlaps the boundaries between medicine and nursing’

Nurse consultant Carol Diver advocates taking up new opportunities – even if it takes you...

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