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Queen’s birthday honours: pandemic ‘shines a light’ on nurses’ achievements

Nurses from across the UK recognised for their dedication during the pandemic and beyond

Picture shows a car being driven on an open road in a rural area

Nurses’ car insurance costs set to jump, while pay remains ‘stuck in first gear’

Study highlights living costs pressures, as profession ranks seventh highest for premiums

Wound care strategy aims to improve nurses’ skills and knowledge

The National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework for England hopes to standardise care

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Nurse struck off for not attempting CPR

Rosaline Appice confused a nursing home resident with another who had DNACPR notice in place

some nursing jobs are being opened up to non-nurses, RCN claims

The nursing job adverts ‘that should set alarm bells ringing’

Employers are opening nursing jobs up to non-nurses, claims RCN

12-hour shifts, pay and long-COVID top nurse agenda at RCN congress

Three-day online and in-person event in Liverpool will also focus on work-life balance

Evidence and Practice

Understanding status epilepticus and its treatment in the community

Understanding status epilepticus and its treatment in the community

Why you should read this article: • To refresh your knowledge of epilepsy, its...

Bowel health and screening: evaluating a peer-led educational intervention for people with learning disabilities

Bowel health and screening: an intervention for people with learning disabilities

Evaluating peer-led educational materials for people with learning disabilities

Accessible yoga for adults with learning disabilities: the Yoga for Me approach

Accessible yoga for adults with learning disabilities: the Yoga for Me approach

Details of the development of a method to teach yoga to adults with learning disabilities

Supporting people with learning disabilities to receive subcutaneous injections

Supporting people with learning disabilities to receive subcutaneous injections

Best practice for administering subcutaneous injections in people with learning disabilities

Factors predicting staff interest in conducting research in learning disability teams

Factors predicting staff interest in conducting research in learning disability teams

Assessing the relationship between staff interest and staff involvement in research

DNA helix

Syndromes: Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

A rare genetic disease where delayed development of communication skills is common

Features

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

How to encourage and act on feedback from people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurses and campaigners offer advice to improve care

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

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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

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

Opinion

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

Compassion fatigue: how to know if you have it and how to support team members

What to do when the emotional and physical toll of caring reduces your ability to empathise

Coming out of lockdown: the route back to normality

People with learning disabilities and/or autism will need support to rebuild their lives

Students

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Learning disability nursing: correcting those who ask ‘Is it real nursing?’

Student and NHS ambassador Helen Morgan is challenging misunderstandings about her field

Careers

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

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