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Zahawi ridiculed over claim nurses’ strikes will aid Putin

Nurses criticise Nadhim Zahawi for reframing their strike in light of war in Ukraine

ICUs and high dependency units exempt from nurses’ strike action

RCN confirms that chemotherapy, dialysis and critical care units won’t be affected by strike

A nurse immunises a child against measles at a clinic in the town of Chitungwiza, 20km from the Zimbabwe capital of Harare

Nurses coming to work in UK after ‘forced migration’ from Zimbabwe

Thousands of nurses faced with broken agreements and withheld pay have flocked to the UK

Lucy Letby: infant ‘received IV feed contaminated with insulin’

Nurse accused of attempting to murder baby by injecting synthetic insulin into his nutrition

Nurse vacancies continue at record high of more than 47,000

NHS Digital data reveals a rise of more than 600 vacancies since the end of June

A man dressed in a Santa costume receives a vaccination

Season’s greetings – and a reminder to get your jabs 

Nurses urged to get covid booster and flu jabs to ease staff sickness as winter approaches

Evidence and Practice

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

Using verbal and non-verbal communication to support people with learning disabilities

Using verbal and non-verbal communication to support people with learning disabilities

How non-verbal communication can usefully complement or replace verbal communication

Supporting the mental health of children and young people with learning disabilities during COVID-19

Supporting children and young people with learning disabilities during COVID-19

How a CAMHS learning disabilities team supported mental health during the pandemic

Helicobacter pylori testing and treatment: experience and reflections of a community learning disability team

Helicobacter pylori testing and treatment

Experience and reflections of a community learning disability team

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

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Free

Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

Why I became a learning disability nurse – and why it is still so inspiring to me

Five nurses explain how they chose the specialty and what they love most about their role

Opinion

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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

Use of restrictive practices: the ethical, legal and practical issues

Practical advice on delivering safe and humane interventions

Students

Clinical placement in theatres: what should I expect and how can I make the most of it?

Perioperative care may seem daunting, but it’s a dynamic and supportive place to learn

What does the NHS nurses’ strike mean for nursing students?

As nurses prepare for a walk-out, can students take part and how will it affect placements

Studying with a neurodivergent condition: what happened when I disclosed my status

People often learn to mask autism, but disclosure should open up access to vital support

Careers

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

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce

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