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Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Fair pay for nurses sign during a protest in London

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Picture of Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for over 45 years, who has died

Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ nurse leader

Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for more than 45 years, remembered for support she gave colleagues

Health and social care minister Helen Whately addresses the Commons but fails to mention pay rise for NHS

NHS pay: anger at minister’s silence as MPs head for summer recess

Health minister fails to address AfC pay rumours in final Commons appearance before autumn

Nurses’ pay: no word as yet on offer before parliament’s summer recess

Rumoured 3% offer falls short of RCN’s 12.5% demand

Picture of a smart phone screen showing a message to self-isolate

Some nurses will not have to self-isolate if pinged by NHS app

Staff can carry on working in exceptional circumstances if absence could lead to risk of harm

Evidence and Practice

Exploring the effects of having an autistic sibling on typically developing young people

Exploring the effects of having an autistic sibling on typically developing young people

Autistic siblings can have positive and negative effects on typically developing young people

COVID-19: intellectual disability nurses and the role of networking during a pandemic

COVID-19: intellectual disability nurses and the role of networking during a pandemic

Understanding the networking role of the registered nurse in intellectual disability

Open access
COVID-19: experiences and contributions of learning disability nurses during the first wave of the pandemic

COVID-19: experiences and contributions of learning disability nurses during the first...

Developing ideas to provide high-quality care for service users during COVID-19

Understanding status epilepticus and its treatment in the community

Understanding status epilepticus and its treatment in the community

An overview of SE treatment in the community, including administration of buccal midazolam

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

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

Free

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

More learning disability nurses equals better care for service users

Survey by directors of social services sets out devastating effect of the pandemic as ‘an avalanche of need’

Why our role in safeguarding the vulnerable is more important than ever

Asking the right questions gives service users more chances to admit they are at risk

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

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

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

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

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