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Departures

EU nurses’ uncertainty post-Brexit is driving many out of UK, says RCN

Figures from Nursing and Midwifery Council show 29% rise in number of EU nurses leaving...

Jamaica/UK

UK and Jamaica nurse exchange aims to provide mutual learning

Nurses in Jamaica and the UK will have the chance to swap places in a nurse exchange...

Vaughan Gething

'Give students in Wales long-term certainty over bursary'...

Royal College of Midwives appeals for lasting commitment to degree funding as minister...

Family and clinicians with patient

Pain management among improvements needed in end of life care – Marie Curie study

Honest communication between clinicians and families essential, say researchers

Voting on pay rise

Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

Emilia Clarke (centre) on set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Evidence and Practice

Prostate education

Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of...

This article reports the findings of a service-user evaluation project undertaken in...

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Why ‘watch and wait’ is still a valuable option for low grade lymphomas

In 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released guidelines...

Smoking cessation

Examining knowledge of lifestyle risk factors among adult cancer survivors in Ireland

Aim Many cancers are preventable through lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was...

Oral vinorelbine

Oral vinorelbine: a narrative review

The incidence of many cancers is increasing; coupled with a decline in mortality rates (...

Nurse-led oncology clinics

Nurse-led cancer care clinics: an economic assessment of breast and urology clinics

Cancer clinical nurse specialists can identify gaps in service provision that, when filled,...

Play specialist

The role of health play specialists in palliative care

The role of health play specialists (HPSs) in palliative care is under-researched. Although...

Revalidation

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Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...

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Reflective writing

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?

Reflective writing

How Bupa created an infrastructure to support revalidation

Paul Edwards and colleagues explain how Bupa created an infrastructure for nurse leaders to...

Reflective practice

Revalidation and reflective practice

Alison Finch explores how reflection is an important aspect of the re-registration process...

Features

DNA spirals

Improving diagnosis of Lynch syndrome could help catch bowel cancer early

To coincide with bowel cancer awareness month, the newly merged charity Bowel Cancer UK and...

Enhancing quality of life for people after cancer care

With cancer survival rates continuing to grow, the NHS is sharpening its focus on supporting...

Improving early diagnosis rates through heightened cancer screenings

Freelance health journalist Kathy Oxtoby got the news nobody wants to hear; she had cancer...

Woman taking part in training session at CRUK CRN programme launch

The valuable contribution of clinical research nurses

A programme by Cancer Research UK supports the development of clinical research nurses who

Helping patients to talk about intimacy or sexual problems caused by treatment

Initiating discussions with patients about their sexual and intimacy needs is not always...

Cancer nurse specialists with a patient

A national focus on improving access to clinical nurse specialists

NHS England’s Cally Palmer explains the national drive to reorder the workforce so that...

Opinion

Fertility conversation

Fertility issues: unlocking new options for people with cancer

Cancer treatment often causes infertility, but a pre-planning intervention can ease the...

Cancer fundraising campaigns: avoiding mixed messages

In a bid to raise funds, the Stand Up to Cancer campaign group produced a special series of...

How a cancer diagnosis changed my life forever - an oncology nurse's story...

In 2016, oncology nurse Beverley Rouse got the news she had been giving to patients. As the...

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...

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

Ann Muls

The varied role of a Macmillan cancer nurse consultant

Macmillan cancer nurse consultant Ann Muls on embracing an holistic outlook and why the...

Iris Williams

Reflecting the core values of a clinical nurse specialist

Colorectal clinical nurse specialist Iris Williams on the importance of having the patience...

Claire Ryan

‘Remain curious, never stop learning and speak up’

Macmillan nurse clinician Claire Ryan on the importance of seeking out a mentor in a chosen...

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