Cancer Nursing Practice

Visit our free resource centres

To help all nurses and healthcare professionals during this period, we've made our most relevant articles and learning modules free

Digital Edition Cover

Read the latest digital edition

Your environmentally-friendly digital edition comes with links to further resources and access to previous issues.

Read digital edition

Newsroom

What changes at work would boost nurses’ morale? We asked them

Nursing Standard readers responded on Twitter – and here's what they told us

Is the delay on nurses’ pay part of a government game plan?

RCN brands government failure to submit its evidence on next year’s pay ‘disgusting’

Neonatal unit nurse Lucy Letby, smiling

Lucy Letby: ‘nurse injected air into baby’s stomach in third attempt to kill her’

Prosecution alleges neonatal nurse would go on finally to kill infant in a matter of days

A petition signed by 100,000 members of the public, nursing staff and patients is delivered to 10 Downing Street

Nurses deliver petition to Downing Street demanding better pay

Petition with more than 100,000 signatures urges Rishi Sunak to address NHS workforce crisis

Strikers at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in January

‘Sacking nurses bill’ moves a step closer to becoming law

MPs approve anti-strike bill that could see nurses and other key workers facing the sack

Calls to cut ‘exorbitant’ immigration fees to keep overseas nurses

Thousands of people sign petition urging government to reduce indefinite leave to remain fees

Evidence and Practice

Supporting people to manage nutrition throughout their cancer journey

Supporting people to manage nutrition throughout their cancer journey

Possible interventions to manage nutrition-related issues and improve quality of life

Audit of advanced nurse practitioner-led care of the person prescribed oral anticancer medicines

Audit of ANP-led care of the person prescribed oral anticancer medicines

How an ANP-led oncology service improved care for adults receiving oral anti-cancer medicines

Rapid dental deterioration after radiotherapy for oral cancer: a case report

Rapid dental deterioration after radiotherapy for oral cancer: a case report

Increase your knowledge of the oral side effects of radiotherapy to the head and neck region

Developing evidence-based standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Developing evidence-based standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Enhance your knowledge of the safe administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer: a literature review

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer

A literature review of research on patients’ experiences following an oesophagectomy

Nurse helping patient choose a cancer treatment

How can I help people receiving cancer treatments report neutropenic sepsis earlier?

Promoting trusting relationships and using available resources can help conquer patient fear

Features

Working nights and trying for a baby: is your shift pattern reducing your fertility?

Women’s reproductive health and the harms potentially linked to night shifts

When a patient won’t take their tablets: how to promote medication adherence

Why sensitively tailored conversations with patients can boost their concordance

Morale boost: leadership tips for supporting teams under pressure

How to help staff feel appreciated and heard amid unprecedented challenges

What to do if your boss has their ‘pet’ people

Favouritism is too often a feature of nursing teams – but here’s how you can change that

How to find your voice and make it heard so you can stand out from the crowd

Finding your professional voice can help you forge your ideal career path

Hostile patients: how to deal with aggression, verbal attacks and other forms of abuse

Advice on steps to take, de-escalation tips and why incidents should never be normalised

Opinion

M is for memorable: how to harness mnemonics to help you retrieve key information, fast

Tips on using word patterns to boost recall of important clinical information and tasks

Kindness in the workplace – we all need it, but do we have time to practise it?

With many nursing staff feeling near to breaking point, acts of compassion are essential

I received a parking fine while on duty – should I appeal?

Our helpful guide to dealing with penalty charges for work-related stops

Students

What a career in community nursing really looks like – and where to start

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman shares tips and resources in this helpful video

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

Finding your voice as a newly registered nurse: tips and advice

Learn how to speak up to advocate for patients and establish yourself as a professional

TV nurses: why being in a hospital documentary can show you and your team in a new light

How to get a job on set, and why medical programmes are a welcome spotlight on practice

Virtual wards: what are they and what do they mean for different nursing roles?

Services combine remote, hands-on and holistic nursing care – with new roles to match

Jobs