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Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled

Kenneth Brady

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

Helen Whyley

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

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How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

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Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Analysis

CQC to work with NHS Improvement to support mental health trusts

Regulator finds mental healthcare in reasonable shape, but significant problems remain

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Suicide

Boosting support for people with cancer who are at high risk of suicide

Public Health England's examination of patients’ cause of death highlights the need for...

Nurse training targeted to reduce suicide rate

Initiative aims to cut suicides by 10%; funding focused on eight hotspots

What’s happened to the mental health nursing workforce?

RCN warning for one year old mental health workforce plan, suggesting initial targets will...

Clinical update

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Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

Consider the risks associated with ADHD

New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines suggest that early signs of...

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes...

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines...

Policy briefing

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score...

Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the...

Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people...

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Scotland's new mental health strategy ...

Read our policy briefing on the Scottish government's new ten-year mental health strategy.

Restraint

Policy update: physical restraint in healthcare settings in England and Wales

Memorandam of Understanding clarifies when police and nursing staff should respond to...

End of life

Responding to a request to hasten death

The RCN has published updated guidance on assisted suicide.

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Parents’ mental health impaired when children are seriously ill

Parents whose children need intensive care treatment suffer clinically significant...

Alcohol use disorders a major risk for dementia, especially early-onset

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-...

Learning, memory problems seen in adolescents with OCD

Adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder have learning and memory problems that could...

Women prone to mood swings prompted by season, daylight

Women experience seasonal changes in their mood across the year, including more depression...

Singing in groups shown to promote recovery, improve mental health

Singing in groups could help improve patients’ mental health, promoting a feeling of...

Young show perfectionism more than past generations

Young people display greater perfectionist tendencies today than 30 years ago due to the...

Podcast

From Jamaica to the UK: my experiences as a Windrush nurse

Series 3 Episode 8: Pearly Morgan talks about her arrival in the 1960s and career in the NHS

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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