Clinical update

Prescribing

Preparing to Prescribe toolkit: becoming a non-medical prescriber

Updated online resource is a step-by-step guide for nurses considering a prescribing course

Molecular model of human papillomavirus

Cervical cancer and screening: advice for nurses

Updated RCN guidance on cervical cancer covers vaccination recommendations and screening

Picture shows woman cancer patient lying in a hospital bed.

New treatment possibility for some cancer patients

Larotrectinib is approved by NICE as an option for NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours

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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

One in seven UK women are diagnosed with breast cancer Picture: iStock

Breast cancer nursing: your guide to new RCN competency framework

The RCN has published a competency framework for the academic and career pathways of nurses

Picture shows olaparib capsules. Olaparib inhibits enzymes that repair DNA in cancer cells.

Ovarian cancer and Olaparib: what nurses need to know

Olaparib can be a first-line treatment for ovarian cancer rather than after chemotherapy

ONCOassist app

ONCOassist app: what nurses need to know

According to a study this app increases efficiency and improves patient experience

Durvalumab: NICE recommends new lung cancer treatment

New drug is 'biggest advance' seen for some time in treating certain lung cancers

Biosimilars: a snapshot of latest developments

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

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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