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A woman looks distressed while reading a letter. One in three cancer patients treatment has been affected. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: charity warns of knock-on effect on cancer care

Cancer Research UK survey finds one in three cancer patients has had services disrupted

Image showing money. Protesters are demanding an early pay rise following workforce’s COVID-19 efforts

Thousands expected to join NHS pay protests

Protesters are demanding an early pay rise following workforce’s COVID-19 efforts

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Tributes paid to nurse who died in traffic accident

Victoria Kavanagh excelled in her role with the school health service, say colleagues

Picture shows a medic standing next to a car conducting a COVID-19 test at a temporary testing centre at Watford General Hospital

COVID-19 undiagnosed in many nurses, study suggests

Mild cases were missed before loss of taste or smell was added to coronavirus symptoms

Menopause in the workplace

Lack of support for staff during menopause affects work and career, survey reveals

Menopause affects 90% of women doctors’ working lives according to a BMA survey

Disinfecting surfaces at the Covid-19 recovery ward at Mater Hospital, Belfast

COVID-19: Northern Ireland rewards final-year students for working during pandemic

Health minister extends band 4 pay until their nursing studies end in September

Evidence and Practice

Assessing and managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Assessing and managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

CIPN is a common side effect of certain cytotoxic regimens characterised by sensory symptoms

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Using patient and public involvement to improve the clinical pathway for participants in clinical trials

Patient and public involvement on the clinical pathway for clinical trial participants

A service evaluation into the effect PPI can have on a patient pathway

Offering breast cancer patients a choice of device for administration of chemotherapy: a service improvement project

Offering breast cancer patients a choice of device for administration of chemotherapy

A service improvement project offered patients a choice early on in their treatment

Oral care of patients in the cancer setting

Oral care of patients in the cancer setting

Oral complications can cause distress, long-term complications and increased morbidity

Using targeted education to improve acute hospital nurses’ knowledge and attitudes regarding pain assessment and management

Using targeted education to improve acute hospital nurses’ knowledge and attitudes...

Why you should read this article: • To understand that the assessment and management of pain...

Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning

Role of the body in cancer, sense-making and the search for meaning

Nursing care requires nurses to work intimately and closely with the bodies of others

Features

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Nurse-patient conversations: compassionate communication while social distancing

Finding new ways to meet patients’ needs when face-to-face care is not an option

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Care in hospices during COVID-9 pandemic

‘Forgotten’ and struggling financially: can health charities survive COVID-19?

With staff redeployed and fundraisers cancelled, charities must find new ways to stay afloat

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A woman in scrubs standing in a clinical area, reflecting on her experiences at work

How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Opinion

Could survivor’s guilt be a lasting impact for patients recovering from COVID-19?

Research nurses say some patients experience anxiety and guilt after discharge

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COVID-19: how live chat has helped specialist nurses support men with prostate cancer

During COVID-19 Prostate Cancer UK nurses have adopted new ways of working

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Forum focus: we belong in key influencing roles on merit

Nurses have had to fight for a place at the table when important decisions are made

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

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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

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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

Nurses Emma Cuthbert and Chelsea Jackson from the oncology ward at Northampton General Hospital

What it’s like working as an oncology nurse

Joining a cancer ward can be daunting, but it allows you to work closely with patients

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