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Picture shows a young woman sitting on a sofa looking pensive

NHS figures reveal April peak in nurse sickness absence due to COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and depression also accounted for one quarter of absences in May

Newly qualified nurses joining the NHS workforce in England

Nurse numbers in England up by more than 14,000, according to NHS data

University admissions figures also show record numbers accepting a place to study nursing

Community nurse Maria Levesley, sings in the studio to record her SSKIN song that raises awareness of pressure ulcers

SSKIN pressure ulcer song: award for team’s ‘uplifting’ awareness campaign

Community nurse’s rewrite of Pet Shop Boys hit has had thousands of views of YouTube

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Nurse cleanses the hand of a patient nearing the end of life – as Nursing Standard and Marie Curie ask nurses to complete their survey

Impact of the pandemic on end of life care: take part in our survey

Tell us how COVID-19 has affected the care of dying patients

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign

Nurses urged to join the 10k challenge and help healthcare colleagues

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign is run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Photograph of tired nurse

Report calls for urgent review of impact of 12-hour shifts on nurses

The King’s Fund makes recommendations to improve well-being of staff

Evidence and Practice

Evaluating a digital self-management tool for people living with multiple myeloma

Evaluating a digital self-management tool for people living with multiple myeloma

Why you should read this article: • To explore how people living with multiple myeloma can...

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with...

Why you should read this article: • To improve your understanding of the personal meaning of...

Abemaciclib▼ for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal...

Why you should read this article: • To gain knowledge of the mechanism of action of CDK4 and...

Enhanced recovery after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer: a non-systematic summary of the evidence

Enhanced recovery after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer: a non-systematic...

Literature review on enhanced recovery in patients undergoing colorectal surgery

Black African and black Caribbean men’s understanding and experiences of prostate cancer post-treatment in England: a qualitative study

Black African and black Caribbean men’s understanding of prostate cancer post-treatment

Qualitative research into prostate cancer among black African and Caribbean men in England

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with cancer: part 1

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with...

First of two articles on the personal experience of cancer, this explores relationships

Features

Clinical trials: what does a research nurse do?

Roles that can change patient’s lives, from study coordinator to supporting participants

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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

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Cardiac arrest on a long-haul flight: ‘this brave young nurse saved my life’

As a nursing student, Patient’s Choice nominee Isobel Corrie gave CPR to a fellow passenger

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Rebecca Betts-Richards

A champion for people with personality disorders: ‘our nurse always puts us first’

How Patient’s Choice nominee Rebecca Betts-Richards supports mental health service users

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HIV nurse specialist ‘helped me rediscover my sense of purpose and self-confidence’

Mary Makarau has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for her compassionate care

Opinion

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

Welcome to the new normal

Perhaps among the few positive effects of the pandemic is the enhanced status of nurses

Teenage Cancer Trust shares advice on how to conduct difficult conversations digitally

Charity’s advice follows rapid digitalisation of healthcare services during COVID-19 pandemic

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

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 the words of songs from their youth, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of a patient-centred approach to care

Careers

By innovating service improvements you’re transforming your career and patient care

When nurses are a force for change, their own professional development benefits

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact

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