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Nurses in Kenya who are unemployed can soon apply for fast-track opportunities in the NHS

Fast-track nurse recruitment plan announced in bid to slash vacancies

NHS jobs to be offered to unemployed nurses in Kenya

Wound care: what the framework for standardised treatment means for your patients

Guidance focuses on individualised care for pressure ulcers, lower limbs and surgical wounds

NHS pay: warning over ‘summer of action’ planned in protest at 3% award

Nurses being urged to support calls for ministers to find extra cash

Campaign calls on night shift nurses to help encourage healthier sleep for inpatients

Trust wants to eliminate loud night-time noises and boost patient sleep and recovery

Anti-vax campaigner widely criticised for comparing nurses with Nazis at London rally

RCN says struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani’s ‘reprehensible’ comments could put staff at risk

Staff should be able to drink fluids at nurse stations, says chief nursing officer

Ruth May responds to student’s tweet, emphasising employers’ duty to help staff stay hydrated

Evidence and Practice

Evaluating group pre-assessment for improving self-efficacy in patients undergoing systemic anticancer therapy

Pre-assessment for improving self-efficacy in patients in systemic anticancer therapy

This article reports the findings of an evaluation of a group pre-assessment workshop

Do mindfulness interventions reduce burnout in oncology nurses? A literature review

Do mindfulness interventions reduce burnout in oncology nurses? A literature review

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that oncology nurses often initially...

Life beyond cancer: exploring the value of end-of-treatment clinics for teenagers and young adults

Exploring the value of end-of-treatment clinics for teenagers and young adults

Recognising the needs of teenagers and young people at the end of their cancer treatment

Factors affecting patients’ decision-making about treatment for cancer: a literature review

Factors affecting patients’ decision-making about treatment for cancer

A literature review on providing patients with information on cancer treatments

Setting up an advisory group to explore the role of partners of adolescents and young adults in cancer care

Setting up an advisory group to explore the role of partners of adolescents and young...

Recognising the value of public patient involvement for people undergoing treatment

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Improving cancer survivorship in the deaf community: a bespoke cancer information event

Evaluation of a project for deaf people accessing information on cancer survivorship

Features

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

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

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

Opinion

illustration shows nurse next to pile of coins

NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Mental health: how nurses can spot the first signs of depression in older people

Terms such as ‘feeling low’ or ‘ out of sorts’ can be used to express anxiety

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

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

Urology: why this diverse specialty offers nurses huge scope to make an impact

Prostate Cancer UK clinical champion Clare Waymont on urology’s endless career possibilities

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

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Acute care in the community: why it’s rich in career opportunities

Homecare is an acute nursing environment with a diverse range of roles at all levels

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