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What changes at work would boost nurses’ morale? We asked them

Nursing Standard readers responded on Twitter – and here's what they told us

Is the delay on nurses’ pay part of a government game plan?

RCN brands government failure to submit its evidence on next year’s pay ‘disgusting’

Neonatal unit nurse Lucy Letby, smiling

Lucy Letby: ‘nurse injected air into baby’s stomach in third attempt to kill her’

Prosecution alleges neonatal nurse would go on finally to kill infant in a matter of days

A petition signed by 100,000 members of the public, nursing staff and patients is delivered to 10 Downing Street

Nurses deliver petition to Downing Street demanding better pay

Petition with more than 100,000 signatures urges Rishi Sunak to address NHS workforce crisis

Strikers at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in January

‘Sacking nurses bill’ moves a step closer to becoming law

MPs approve anti-strike bill that could see nurses and other key workers facing the sack

Woman works at laptop from kitchen table

You’re needed in the office: trust gives nurses notice default home-working will end

Nurse fears work-life balance will suffer, although right to request flexibility remains

Evidence and Practice

Recognising visual perception issues in people with learning disabilities

Recognising visual perception issues in people with learning disabilities

Explore the causes and consequences of cortical visual impairment

Taking blood from a person with a learning disability: reflections on a parent’s perspective

Taking blood from a person with a learning disability

Learn about reasonable adjustments for people undergoing a blood test or injection

Improving access to breast cancer screening by women with learning disabilities: a literature review

Improving access to breast cancer screening by women with learning disabilities

A literature review of the barriers women with learning disabilities can experience

Screening for learning disability in primary care: an examination of feasibility against the Wilson-Jungner criteria

Screening for learning disability in primary care

An examination of feasibility against the Wilson-Jungner criteria

Listening to people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities: a literature review

Listening to people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities

How active listening is a fundamental skill that underpins effective communication

Providing additional procedures for people with learning disabilities receiving dental treatment under general anaesthesia

Additional procedures for people with learning disabilities receiving dental treatment

Supporting people undergoing multiple procedures under one general anaesthetic

Features

Living with autism: why my late-diagnosis was such a relief

Nurse Gerard Wainwright now wants to improve opportunities for neurodivergent people

Hostile patients: how to deal with aggression, verbal attacks and other forms of abuse

Advice on steps to take, de-escalation tips and why incidents should never be normalised

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Specialist nurse team’s sleep project helps children with severe learning disabilities

Nurses trained as sleep counsellors and ran online workshops to support families and carers

Working nights and trying for a baby: is your shift pattern reducing your fertility?

Women’s reproductive health and the harms potentially linked to night shifts

When a patient won’t take their tablets: how to promote medication adherence

Why sensitively tailored conversations with patients can boost their concordance

Opinion

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Why learning disability nurses have a vital role in helping to rebuild lives

As we move out of the pandemic, support and care networks and services need strengthening

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Losing staff

Learning disability nursing: why can’t we do more to recruit more?

NHS figures show numbers of nurses in England have fallen by more than 30% in the past decade

Nothing will change until service users’ health needs are met

Despite the LeDeR continually highlighting health inequalities demonstrable change is slow

Students

Meet UK’s first honorary university lecturer with a learning disability

Read how one man is transforming nursing students’ understanding of service users’ needs

Dual registration degrees: what are the benefits?

How gaining knowledge and practical experience in two areas will boost your career choices

Social prescribing: what is it and how can nursing students get involved?

Using activities such as art, gardening and sport to boost mental and physical well-being

Careers

Finding your voice as a newly registered nurse: tips and advice

Learn how to speak up to advocate for patients and establish yourself as a professional

Redeployed to an unfamiliar area: what is a floating shift and do I have to work it?

How to cope if your shift setting changes and ensure you work within your competency

Virtual wards: what are they and what do they mean for different nursing roles?

Services combine remote, hands-on and holistic nursing care – with new roles to match

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