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Thousands with secondary cancer still have no access to a specialist nurse, says charity

Breast Cancer Care says gaps remain despite government pledges

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Seasonal illnesses: don’t over-use antibiotics, public health campaign urges

Public Health England issues pre-winter advice to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

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Unison survey reveals ‘exorbitant’ and ‘stressful’ parking conditions for nurses

Staff say lack of adequate facilities wastes both their own and patients’ valuable time

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Stress-related absence on the rise among NHS staff in Scotland

Figures show more than a million work days lost over the past three years

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Rules on fast-track benefits for terminally ill claimants need reform, say cancer nurses

Patients who outlive clinicians' six-month predicted survival date face reduced payments

Influenza vaccine

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

Analysis

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

Government sets new cancer targets as trusts in England struggle to meet existing ones

Is there a risk of being railroaded by too many targets in cancer care?

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Suicide

Boosting support for people with cancer who are at high risk of suicide

Public Health England's examination of patients’ cause of death highlights the need for...

Time for action on the shortfalls in the cancer nursing workforce

Health Education England chief says problems are ever-increasing and a plan of action needs...

Protecting cancer nurses' health from work hazards and pressures...

Cancer nurses handling chemotherapy drugs have called for urgent research regarding health...

Clinical update

NICE recommends drug to treat rare form of cancer

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence proposes drug for high-risk neuroblastoma

Thyroid cancer treatment recommended by NICE

New guidance by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence sets out...

New drug therapy for myeloma

A collaboration between Cancer Drugs Fund and National Institute for Health and Care...

New drug available for head and neck cancer patients not responding to chemotherapy

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends nivolumab is made available...

Kidney cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has helped people with advanced kidney...

Screening and management of long-term consequences of myeloma and its treatment

Life expectancy rates for patients who have myeloma, which affects areas of the body where...

Policy briefing

Secondary breast cancer

Secondary breast cancer: charity’s study reveals inadequate levels of care and support

Breast Cancer Care urges Health Education England to fund continuing professional...

Support for men with cancer to keep working

A new guide, Working with Cancer, aims to support men to continue working after a diagnosis...

NICE quality standard on suspected cancer

New guidelines published by NICE look to improve standards of care in cancer diagnoses.

Planning for care

Our commitment to you for end of life care

Government's response to the Choice Review sheds new light on the commitments made to...

Journal scan

Suicide risk higher in people with cancer, US study finds

Risk of suicide in people with cancer is higher than general population, research finds

Emotional vulnerability lower in breast cancer survivors over age 60, study finds

Lower levels of emotional distress reported in older patients following cancer survival

Reducing psychiatric symptoms in patients with a writing programme

Writing intervention group bid to reduce psychiatric symptoms in patients undergoing cancer...

Handgrip exercise may help assess cancer-related fatigue

Pilot study looks at handgrip fatiguing exercises as a subjective assessment

Digital rectal examination

Abnormal digital rectal examinations require urgent investigation for cancer, but the...

Digital rectal examinations may not be an accurate diagnostic tool for cancer in primary care

Pain

Professionals underestimate patients' pain, suggests comprehensive review...

Healthcare professionals should take heed of patients' self-assessment of pain, researchers...

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