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Many NHS and social care workers no longer earning a living wage

One NHS employee told campaign group they were ‘down to one meal a day’

Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Call for urgent social care funding as NHS faces winter ‘health emergency’

NHS warning that social care will impact emergency care as patients cannot be discharged

Evidence and Practice

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...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of Helicobacter pylori...

Setting up a support group for men with learning disabilities who cross-dress

Setting up a support group for men with learning disabilities who cross-dress

Includes case studies to illustrate the men’s experiences of being part of the support group

Exploring the use of service-user narratives to improve care

Exploring the use of service-user narratives to improve care

Service-user narratives can support people with learning disabilities to access care

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

Managing malnutrition

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

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

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

Girl looking out of window

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

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

Being a nursing student and a parent: how to make it work for you and your family

Tips for new students with children, from placements and studying to benefits and childcare

Considering an elective placement overseas? Here’s what you need to know

How to plan and prepare for a placement abroad, and how it could help develop your skills

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

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

Diversity in senior roles: a programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic leaders

How an NHS England Midlands scheme aims to improve representation and support staff

When the pressure is too much: how to recognise and seek help for burnout

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes her struggle to prioritise her well-being

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