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Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Northern Ireland nurse picket line in 2020

Unions challenge legality of government's new strike rules

Rules allow employers to use bank and agency staff to cover nursing shifts during strikes

Composite picture showing the faces of some of the nurses who lost their lives to COVID-19

Compensation in doubt for families of nurses who died from COVID-19

Some families received payouts but others could lose out as life assurance schemes close

Evidence and Practice

Prevention of malnutrition and faltering growth in children and young people

Prevention of malnutrition and faltering growth in children and young people

Regular surveillance of child growth can prevent or identify malnutrition

A day surgery admissions pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities

Day surgery admissions pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities

Enhance your awareness of the positive effects of a bespoke admission process

Effective transition of young people with long-term conditions into adult services

Effective transition of young people with long-term conditions into adult services

Until recently little has been done to address the perceived barriers and challenges

Supporting children’s nurses to deliver trauma-informed care

Supporting children’s nurses to deliver trauma-informed care

Developing resilience and using self-care strategies can inform a trauma-informed approach

Advanced clinical practice in paediatric haematology and oncology: developing a capability document

Advanced clinical practice in paediatric haematology and oncology

Developing a capability document to support and standardise practice

Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for children and young people

Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for children and young people

Cultural safety can be an effective way to work with people from diverse communities

Features

Why I became a children’s nurse – and why I still love it

Six nurses reveal why they chose children’s nursing and why it remains so rewarding

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Specialist nurse team’s sleep project helps children with severe learning disabilities

Nurses trained as sleep counsellors and ran online workshops to support families and carers

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

Opinion

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Image of a nurse trying to prop up a line of collapsing columns

The resilience of the nursing workforce has been sorely tested over the summer

Long-term health consequences of the pandemic for children are coming to the fore

Polio: why it is in the news and how nurses can safeguard children

Nurses are urged to check if patients and their children are vaccinated

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Will integrated care systems stop the postcode lottery in children’s palliative care?

There are fears as children’s palliative care services are stretched to breaking point

Students

Being a nursing student and a parent: how to make it work for you and your family

Tips for new students with children, from placements and studying to benefits and childcare

Considering an elective placement overseas? Here’s what you need to know

How to plan and prepare for a placement abroad, and how it could help develop your skills

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

Framework for a career: how general practice nursing is being transformed

A new framework for general practice provides a structure for career and role development

Diversity in senior roles: a programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic leaders

How an NHS England Midlands scheme aims to improve representation and support staff

When the pressure is too much: how to recognise and seek help for burnout

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes her struggle to prioritise her well-being

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