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Trust slammed for offering single teabag as ‘thank you’ treat

TikTok post shows woman unwrapping envelope from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Nurse pay: Scottish ballot result shows appetite for strike action

Most RCN members who responded gave ‘clearest signal yet’ that industrial action is imminent

Vaccinations and PPE provision: we want to hear nurses’ views

Have your opinions on vaccines and personal protective equipment changed during the pandemic?

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Missing nursing student: more CCTV images released with appeal for further information

‘Don’t underestimate how important your call could be,’ say police in search for Owami Davies

NMC: nurse struck off for illegally obtaining UK passport

Maidei Hukuimwe was convicted last year after she admitted obtaining a false certificate

Hydration

Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

Evidence and Practice

Preserving familiarity: the care needs of people with intellectual disabilities at the end of life

Preserving familiarity: the care needs of people with intellectual disabilities at the...

Supporting service users to receive end of life care from people they are familiar with

Identifying and managing malnutrition in people with learning disabilities

Identifying and managing malnutrition in people with learning disabilities

Malnutrition is a serious risk, but is under-recognised in this population

Predicting staff turnover in learning disability social care services

Predicting staff turnover in learning disability social care services

Identifying areas that can be addressed to reduce the turnover of staff

Functional loss in older adults with intellectual disabilities and dementia

Functional loss in older adults with intellectual disabilities and dementia

In this population, functional loss could be an early indicator of dementia

Performing venesection in a person with a learning disability

Performing venesection in a person with a learning disability

Increase your awareness of how to make venesection a positive experience for service users

Reducing the use of restrictive practices by applying a human rights-based approach

Enhance your understanding of the need to reduce the use of restrictive practices

Features

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

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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

How you can help reduce appointment anxiety for people with learning disabilities

Ensuring reasonable adjustments are made can make the experience better for everyone

Opinion

Caring for people with learning disabilities: a guide for primary care nurses

New RCN guidance addresses health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities

How you can help shape and develop guidance supporting the Down Syndrome Act 2022

Under the new act healthcare providers must meet specific needs and nurses’ input is key

Why meaningful connections with non-verbal people can bring such joy

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities and healthcare staff can benefit

Students

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

Student wellbeing

Watch: advice for students on supporting your health and well-being

Why common stress tips may not be helpful, and strategies to help you look after yourself

Careers

Framework for a career: how general practice nursing is being transformed

A new framework for general practice provides a structure for career and role development

Community nursing: what the core specialist qualification means for you

We explain the biggest shake-up of advanced community training in 30 years

Becoming a chief nurse: what I’ve learned in the first year

Taking on a senior leadership role in the wake of a pandemic is not easy – here are my tips

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