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Clinical trial feedback

Feedback from up to 49,000 patients with cancer remains unpublished, study suggests

Researchers say information on quality of life during and after treatment must be shared

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: find out who is in the finals

We reveal this year’s shortlist of fabulous nurses, healthcare assistants and teams

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Emilia Clarke

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Protected learning time

Nurses need protected time for training in learning disabilities and autism, says NMC

NMC issues response to ongoing government consultation on mandatory training

Ruth May opens Birch Centre

Workforce is priority, says England’s chief nurse after 100 days in post

Ruth May was speaking at launch of new children’s mental health centre

Analysis

Northern Ireland set for new cancer strategy

New cancer strategy will come amid predicted significant rise in demand for services

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Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

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Mind your cancer language

Poll reveals 40% of people find militaristic words such as 'fight' inappropriate...

NHS Long Term Plan reveals bold cancer strategy, but doubts remain over its delivery

Plans for improved cancer diagnosis and care are threatened by nurse shortages

Talking about death

It’s okay to talk about dying

How healthcare professionals can overcome their reluctance to talk to patients about death...

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Clinical update

Biosimilars

Biosimilars: a snapshot of latest developments

Biosimilars are biological drugs that reproduce the effects of more expensive drugs

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Combination therapy for untreated, metastatic, non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer

NICE recommends use of pembrolizumab with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy

Alternative therapy to be offered for people with large-cell lymphoma

NICE offers alternative therapy for those diagnosed with lymphoma

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...

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Pain management in children

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

Policy briefing

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

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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...

Research news

Importance of talking to seriously ill patients

Earlier, better conversations between clinicians and seriously ill patients improve outcomes

Breast surgery to avoid cancer makes women fret over body image

Women who have breast surgery to avoid cancer have a negative body image for years

Thromboembolism unlikely to cause premature death in people with cancer

Thromboembolism may be a symptom of disease rather than a cause of premature death

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Haematologic neoplasm in survivors of breast cancer

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

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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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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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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...

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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...

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CRUK roundtable

Clinical trials – improving patient experience

Clinical nurse specialists and clinical research nurses can work collaboratively to promote...

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Priory healthcare

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...

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Cambian Group

The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

Start a career with the Cambian Group today

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The largest nursing recruitment and career advice events in the UK

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