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Vitamin D

Higher vitamin D level associated with lower risk of total cancer

Japanese study suggests beneficial effects for prevention of cancer in all sites

Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

Confed 18 looks to the future of the NHS workforce

Confed 18 fringe imagines working life in the NHS in 2026

Evidence and Practice

Implementing the Recovery Package: a survey of cancer workforce readiness

Implementing the Recovery Package: a survey of cancer workforce readiness

Implementation of the Recovery Package is a priority in the recent NHS England cancer...

Home infusion

Exploring the benefits of a home pembrolizumab infusion service for patients with...

An increasing incidence of melanoma and recent scientific developments in systemic anti-...

Oral chemotherapy

Exploring perceptions and experiences of oral chemotherapy in people with cancer

The increasing use of oral chemotherapy treatment for cancer offers benefits...

A screening tool to identify frailty in older people with lymphoma and help assess treatment and social support needs

A screening tool to identify frailty in older people with lymphoma and help assess...

By 2020, two million people aged 65 and over will be living with a cancer diagnosis, and...

Kelly Stackhouse

The value of anterior resection survivorship programmes

Up to 80% of people with rectal cancer undergo sphincter-preserving surgery and, of these,...

Oral vinorelbine: a practical approach

Oral vinorelbine: a practical approach to patient management

Oral vinorelbine has been a well-established cytotoxic treatment for non-small cell lung...

Features

Digital platform rolled out nationally to support young people following diagnosis

An award winning digital platform, produced by a young adult cancer team, is set to be...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Marrow transplant

NHS at 70: how Bevan's announcement transformed the UK...

On its anniversary, we should reflect on all that the health service has achieved

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

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...

Opinion

Sian Williams

The emotional shock of my breast cancer diagnosis hit harder than the physical one

Broadcast journalist and writer Sian Williams reflects on the exemplary care and kindness...

Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care cover

Book review: Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care

Chemotherapy nurse consultant Catherine Oakley reviews this guide on how to embed cancer...

With the End in Mind

Book review: With the End in Mind

Palliative care clinical nurse specialist Claire Windsor reviews a text that aims to tackle...

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

How the Royal Marsden hospital left a lasting impact on my career

Radiation oncology nurse in Ireland Jennifer Matthews discusses how clinical research is...

60 seconds with pain management nurse specialist Jenny Wright

Jenny Wright, a clinical nurse specialist in pain management, talks about the challenges of...

Iris Williams

Reflecting the core values of a clinical nurse specialist

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

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