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Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Northern Ireland nurse picket line in 2020

Unions challenge legality of government's new strike rules

Rules allow employers to use bank and agency staff to cover nursing shifts during strikes

Composite picture showing the faces of some of the nurses who lost their lives to COVID-19

Compensation in doubt for families of nurses who died from COVID-19

Some families received payouts but others could lose out as life assurance schemes close

Evidence and Practice

Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the experience of early phase cancer...

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting acute hospital staff to deliver optimal patient care

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a poster and mnemonic supporting care

How this resource was developed and how the acute oncology team assessed its effects

Benefits of prehabilitation in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Benefits of prehabilitation in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Prehabilitation can take the form of diet, exercise and/or psychological interventions

Mobility issues

How older age and pre-existing multimorbidity may complicate self-management of cancer

A reduction in physical function affected older people’s ability to manage their health

What is a responsive outpatient cancer service for people with dementia?

Cancer services for people with dementia must be organised, flexible and offer continuity

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing: exploring effects and coping strategies

Emotional labour in oncology and haematology nursing

Exploring effects and coping strategies

Features

Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis, treatments, support and care

Symptoms and treatment options for the disease, and how nurses can best support patients

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

Opinion

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Why we need to end the stigma around cancer

After the COVID-19 pandemic a greater focus on hard-to-reach groups is vital

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To improve cancer outcomes there needs to be investment in nurses and healthcare staff

As the pandemic recedes, we must meet the needs of people who require cancer care

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

Students

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

Opioids: when should you use them and what are the risks for patients?

The medications are used for managing acute pain but can cause side effects and addiction

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Careers

Diversity in senior roles: a programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic leaders

How an NHS England Midlands scheme aims to improve representation and support staff

When the pressure is too much: how to recognise and seek help for burnout

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes her struggle to prioritise her well-being

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Well-being support and advice for you: what’s on at RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair

Health and well-being and leadership will be the themes at the upcoming London careers fair

Jobs