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£2.1bn boost to NHS digital technology ‘cannot be a substitute’ for full staffing levels

Investment in improved IT in England receives lukewarm reception from nurse leaders

Healthcare worker receives her coronavirus jab as compulsory vaccination for NHS staff seems to move a step closer

Compulsory COVID jabs for NHS staff: it’s a patient safety issue, insists minister

Sajid Javid signals wish to bring NHS staff in line with counterparts in care homes

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease

NHS pay award: will nurses in England vote for industrial action?

RCN ballot opens next month and the results will inform next steps in pay dispute

Return to practice nurse

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

Evidence and Practice

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Why you should read this article: • To learn more about the experience of pain in patients...

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

The principles of prehabilitation in cancer care and its benefits for people with cancer

Enhancing nursing students’ awareness of the role of cancer research nurses to improve future recruitment

Enhancing students’ awareness of cancer research nurses to improve future recruitment

A project to help nursing students understand clinical research in cancer settings

Understanding changes in substance use in the adolescent and young adult cancer population: a literature review

Substance use in the adolescent and young adult cancer population

A narrative literature review on substance use among adolescents and young adults

Understanding colorectal cancer survivors’ perceptions of dietary advice: a literature review

Understanding colorectal cancer survivors’ perceptions of dietary advice

A literature review identifying approaches to use in your practice to improve dietary advice

Surviving cancer

Effects of surviving cancer in childhood on young people’s social interactions

A literature review of the effects on social interactions of adolescents and young adults

Features

How to support and improve mouth care for people undergoing cancer treatment

Oral health may be overlooked by healthcare staff, but can lead to serious mouth problems

Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Nurses need to be alert to possible symptoms at the earliest stage

Chemotherapy: what you need to know about the safe handling of cytotoxic drugs

Nurses encouraged to learn more about dangers posed by cytotoxic drugs

How support workers have helped free up more time for cancer nurses to transform care

Macmillan’s 43 support workers have improved quality of service and patient experience

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Opinion

If you are passionate about your work, become an active member of a nursing forum

Find a forum for your specialism, Nikki Morris urges nurses

How to help patients, families and carers find hope in a crisis

Constructive hope could help nurses respond appropriately when someone is seriously ill

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

Students

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

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

Careers

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

Menopause advanced nurse practitioner: my specialist role and how I got here

How to become an ANP in a specialty that requires a rich variety of knowledge and skills

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

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