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Readers panel: do nurses have a duty to set an example to patients and quit smoking?

Public Health England head of digital strategy Mary Black, who lost her father and grandfather to smoking-related diseases, has urged nurses who smoke to lead by example and kick the habit. Nursing Standard readers have their say.

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Forum Focus: an unpalatable read

‘Delayed cancer surgery’ is making headlines yet again – but that's not the whole story

Forum Focus: how you can influence evidence-based guidance

Cancer nurses can contribute to policy development, such as the consultation on the drugs fund

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Forum Focus: raising awareness of breast cancer

October turns pink to raise awareness of breast cancer

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Voluntary rules will not stem the obesity epidemic

Without prompt action, obesity could cause 670,000 new cases of cancer in the UK in the next two decades, warns Cancer Research UK.

Forum Focus: Be Clear on Cancer Campaign

The RCN Cancer and Breast Care Forum is supporting Public Health England’s Be Clear on Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of the respiratory symptoms of a persistent cough and breathlessness.

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Readers' panel: Have NHS staff been changed by the #Hellomynameis campaign?

In 2013, terminally-ill doctor Kate Granger created the #Hellomynameis campaign, drawing on her own hospital experiences to call on healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients. Dr Granger died aged 34 on Saturday 23 July, five years after being diagnosed with cancer. Nursing Standard reader panellists discuss the impact of the #Hellomynameis campaign on NHS staff.