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Picketing at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Nurses to strike at almost 80 trusts and integrated care boards

Locations for first strikes revealed, with RCN warning more will be added in January

Lucy Letby: colleague denies adding anything to baby’s feed bag

Prosecution alleges Ms Letby tried to murder Child F by intentionally giving him insulin

Pay calculations

Barclay accused of gaslighting nurses with misleading pay comment

Health secretary overstates salary of newly qualified nurses by thousands of pounds

Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

Evidence and Practice

Severe mental illness: why is physical health monitoring so vital?

Physical health monitoring helps nurses identify key risk factors in service users

Mental health service provision for single homeless people: findings from a freedom of information-based study

Mental health service provision for single homeless people

Findings from a freedom of information-based study

Exploring the effect of a therapy dog in a group for young people experiencing anxiety

Exploring the effect of a therapy dog in a group for young people experiencing anxiety

Enhancing nurses’ knowledge of the use of canine-assisted therapy in healthcare settings

The relevance of practitioners providing trauma-informed care for rough sleepers

The symptoms of PTSD for rough sleepers and adopting a trauma-informed approach to care

Supporting young people who are leaving child and adolescent mental health services

Supporting young people who are leaving child and adolescent mental health services

Enhance your understanding of the benefits of personalised care planning

Providing specialist clinical support for adoptive parents and adoption professionals

Providing specialist clinical support for adoptive parents and adoption professionals

The core aspects of the role of a specialist practitioner lead for adoption in a CAMHS team

Features

Young onset dementia: how to spot it, and the symptoms you might not expect

Providing support for patients and their families, who crave tailored, age-appropriate care

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

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

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Alison Bunce

‘Start with just one act of kindness’: meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2022

Alison Bunce created a community initiative that puts compassion first

Opinion

What nurses’ strikes will mean for those who didn’t vote for them

How action will work and how those providing life-preserving care can cross picket lines

Suicide among nurses: how we can reduce risk and stigma by simply talking

Ways to support colleagues through open, honest discussions

How to support young caregivers – an often unseen network

Patient care planning should take into account young people who care for family members

Students

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

Different routes into nursing – how do they work and what is my best option?

We explain the alternatives, from degrees to direct entry and the nursing associate pathway

Careers

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

What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

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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