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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

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

Self harm: new guidance to help in your care of the vulnerable

New NICE guidance offers advice on caring for people who have self-harmed

Does my manager have the right to phone me when I am off sick?

We explain your rights and obligations, plus how often is too often when it comes to contact

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

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

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

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