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2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners

Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

Calls to rethink plan to scrap health and social care BTEC amid growing staffing crisis

‘Reckless’ plan blocks pathway to nursing and deters potential recruits, warns NHS leader

Lord Lilley speaking in the House of Lords

Tory peer blasts ‘scandalous’ rejection of thousands of would-be nursing students

‘Rationing’ of university places condemned with 35,000 potential nursing students turned away

Nurses have endured a decade of falling wages, study finds

Health Foundation says pandemic and cost of living crisis necessitate a new approach to pay

Nurse studies at home

New nursing education institute aims to revolutionise learning ‘for tomorrow’s nurses’

RCN wants the institute to become a centre of excellence in nurse learning

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby accused of attempted murder of 100-day-old girl

Nurse’s alleged attack took place during a night shift at Countess of Chester Hospital

Analysis

Using instant messaging apps at work: what are the advantages and risks?

Advice on using services such as WhatsApp safely in healthcare settings

Abuse of patients: what all nurses can do to help end bad practice

Advice on reporting concerns and abusive practices and the support available

Health inequalities: nurturing trust to reduce risk in hard-to-reach groups

How nurses can promote public health messages by forging links with community leaders

Nurses’ freedom to speak: are things better for whistleblowers in the NHS?

Improvements have been made, but work culture still needs to change

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What’s keeping you awake? Your guide to better sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advice on how to plan around shift patterns and cope with insomnia and anxiety

Coronavirus reinfection: what we know so far

The risk for nurses, plus how to advise patients worried about contracting COVID again

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Depression linked to genes associated with mood, anxiety

People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a study suggests

Probiotics and xylitol gum can’t replace antibiotics

Using probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throats as an alternative to antibiotics appears to have no effect, a study shows

Emotional distress

Self-harm a sign of emotional pain rather than cry for help

Most people who self-harm do so as a way to deal with emotional distress rather than as a cry for help, research suggests

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Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our Registered Mental Health nurses are no different. What sets them apart, however, are the incredible lengths they go to, to make it happen.

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