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Staff nurse Liz Glanister died on Friday 3 April at Aintree University Hospital. Picture: Neil O’Connor

COVID-19: RCN leads tributes as third nurse dies

College says dedicated nurse Liz Glanister was on the front line of the coronavirus fight

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Kerry Holden, PPE officer

COVID-19: trust creates PPE safety officer role to support staff during pandemic

The appointed nurses ensure staff are properly protected when using PPE

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A woman looking at a computer. Please take a moment to fill in our online survey on workplace PPE. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: tell us about PPE in your workplace

Take part in Nursing Standard’s survey on personal protective equipment

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Areema Nasreen was a nurse at Walsall Manor Hospital. Picture Alamy

COVID-19: tributes paid to nurses and HCAs who have died

Tributes paid to dedicated and passionate health professionals

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COVID-19: NMC widens its appeal for nurses to join temporary register

Invitation extended to those who left the register earlier and those who trained overseas

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Brentford residents clap for NHS staff

COVID-19: public applaud NHS staff once more

Clapping from doorsteps, windows and balconies across the UK

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Covid-19

COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

Picture shows a woman studying. Many nurses are using holidays to do continuing professional development and paying for it themselves, according to a survey by Cancer Nursing Practice.

Cancer nurses do compulsory training in their own time, our survey shows

Many use their holidays to do continuing professional development and pay for it themselves

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Older Nurse

COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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Self-isolating woman

COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

Picture shows medic writing on clipboard. If a resuscitation attempt is inappropriate and no DNACPR order is in place, you must be ready to defend your decision.

What nurses need to know if they decide not to attempt CPR

Be prepared to defend your actions if no DNACPR order is in place

Picture shows a light micrograph of a cervical smear revealing epithelial cells infected with HPV. In this patient, the smear would be considered borderline abnormal.

Cervical cancer: how nurses can dispel myths and offer support around HPV

Myths about human papillomavirus could have damaging effects on women’s lives

Clinical update

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Cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: implications for people receiving cancer treatment

NICE has published new guidance about cancer care during the pandemic

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Nurse using a Clinical Frailty Scale

COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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Infection control and the coronavirus

COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

An illustration representing colorectal cancer. New guidance covers the management of local disease and secondary tumours.

Colorectal cancer: improving quality of life and survival

New guidance covers the management of local disease and secondary tumours

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Coronavirus under the microscope

Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

Picture shows a young woman wearing a headscarf after radiation therapy looking pensive as she uses her phone. A self-help app called Untire can help cancer patients and survivors regain their energy.

Cancer-related fatigue: symptoms and management with Untire app

A self-help app offers people who have cancer-related fatigue support, advice and tips

Policy briefing

Picture shows computer artwork of human papilloma virus particles in the bloodstream. A more sensitive cervical screening test rolled out across the UK means infections will be spotted earlier

How to advise women about the new cervical screening test

More sensitive test could save hundreds of lives as infections will be spotted earlier

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Marie Curie Legacy Campaign on the benefits of radiotherapy

The treatment is being undervalued in cancer care, experts say

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

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 development programmes to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to help people with secondary breast cancer

Research news

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Physical exercise may reduce risk of prostate cancer

Study finds reduced risk of prostate cancer among men with a specific DNA variation

Faecal occult blood test for bowel cancer

Screening can reduce incidence of bowel cancer

People with bowel cancer who had colonoscopies tended to live longer, study shows

Diagram of Wilm’s tumour in a baby

Gene causing rare form of kidney cancer identified

Children with Wilm’s tumour may no longer need nephrectomies

Picture shows a surgeon operating on a patient. A chemical that assists brain cancer surgery by making tumour cells fluorescent could also help to safely diagnose the disease and monitor its response to treatment, a study suggests.

Drink helps track brain cancer

A chemical drunk before surgery can make brain cancer easier to diagnose and monitor

Pictures shows a GP talking to a young man. People with cancer who skip urgent referral appointments for their symptoms are more likely to die within a year of diagnosis, researchers say

Skipping urgent referral linked to mortality risk

People with cancer who skip referrals are more likely to die within a year of diagnosis

Picture shows a cigarette being stubbed out. Cigarette smoking in England fell by a quarter in 2011-18, pointing to the success of antismoking measures, researchers say

Smoking down by one quarter in seven years

Cigarette smoking in England fell, pointing to the success of antismoking measures

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Haematologic neoplasm in survivors of breast cancer

Incidence of myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplasia higher in women treated for breast cancer

Cancer diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis increases the risk of suicide

Researchers find suicide risk is highest in the first six months of a cancer diagnosis

Intensive care

Predictors of location of death for children receiving palliative care 

More than one third of all children with cancer in the US die in an institutional setting

US study looks at outpatient palliative care referral patterns in oncologists

Understanding outpatient palliative care referrals among thoracic medical oncologists

Prognosis communication for people with head and neck cancer

Analysis of succesfully communicating prognosis for people with head and neck cancer

Optimising bed rest period to reduce lumbar punctures after chemotherapy

Randomised controlled trial of bed rest optimisation to reduce obstacles in chemotherapies

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Chronic lymphcytic leukaemia: Improving treatment and support for patients

This feature has been funded by Janssen UK and written on the company’s behalf by M&F Health, based on an interview with Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Karen Stanley.

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the career move to work in Wales.

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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CRUK roundtable

Clinical trials – improving patient experience

Clinical nurse specialists and clinical research nurses can work collaboratively to promote opportunities for research and improve patients’ experiences before, during and after trials.

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Sponsored: Find your most extraordinary RMN job with Priory

Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our Registered Mental Health nurses are no different. What sets them apart, however, are the incredible lengths they go to, to make it happen.

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