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Nurses arriving in UK from India

COVID-19: England’s chief nurse announces £28m fund to recruit overseas nurses

But ethics of recruiting from developing countries have been questioned

Professor Faith Gibson of University of Surrey and Great Ormond Street Hospital has been made a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Nurse honoured for work to improve care experience of children with cancer

Faith Gibson’s research at Great Ormond Street helps to earn her a prestigious US fellowship

Nurse administers the flu jab to another healthcare professional in a bid to protect colleagues and patients and help ease NHS winter pressures

Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients

BAME nurses

BAME nurses: online resource will celebrate their contribution to healthcare

You can help by sending details of inspirational careers and ‘unsung heroes’

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended

RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

COVID-19 testing swabs

COVID-19: inability to obtain test forces nurses to take time off work

Staff with symptomatic children have to self-isolate, which puts strain on colleagues

Evidence and Practice

Planning surgery for young people with learning disabilities

Planning surgery for young people with learning disabilities

Why you should read this article: • To be aware of the challenges of hospital admission for...

Improving practice in accessing haemodialysis central venous catheters

Improving practice in accessing haemodialysis central venous catheters

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your awareness of the variation in practice...

Biological basis of child health 6: development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

Biological basis of child health 6: skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

An overview of the development of the skeletal system before and after birth

Image of a child in a hospital bed with an oxygen mask

Debunking myths: can you over-oxygenate a child?

There are often inconsistencies about what the levels of oxygen for children should be

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements...

Development of the respiratory system and conditions that can occur in infants and children

Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS): providing resuscitative care

Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (...

Resuscitative care for a child with suspected PIMS-TS associated with SARS-CoV-2

Features

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

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Cardiac arrest on a long-haul flight: ‘this brave young nurse saved my life’

As a nursing student, Patient’s Choice nominee Isobel Corrie gave CPR to a fellow passenger

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Rebecca Betts-Richards

A champion for people with personality disorders: ‘our nurse always puts us first’

How Patient’s Choice nominee Rebecca Betts-Richards supports mental health service users

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HIV nurse specialist ‘helped me rediscover my sense of purpose and self-confidence’

Mary Makarau has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for her compassionate care

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The nursing home team that helped me fight for a ‘second life’

Patient’s Choice nominee Rekha Govindan changed the prognosis for a man given weeks to live

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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

Opinion

From career worries to well-being goals: how I survived COVID-19 shielding

A nurse explains how physical activity and colleague support helped her cope with isolation

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Are children’s nurses prepared for a second wave?

As young people return to education, we must be ready for a resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses need support – and a pay rise – before we face the second wave

Enthusiasm for front-line staff must extend beyond the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic

Students

Illustration of a stick man on some pens and paper. Dyspraxia is a developmental coordination disorder which affects the way you memorise, process and organise information. Picture: iStock

When you don’t fit the nursing student ‘ideal’: overcoming academic barriers

We need to re-evaluate how we support and assess students with a specific learning difficulty

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The Children and Young People Student Nurse Network on Twitter

COVID-19: what nursing students will need most as they join the emergency register

Reassurance and support from healthcare professionals, universities and our peers is vital

Presenting

A nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

Presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills as a nursing student, and here's how to prepare for public speaking

Careers

Odds on favourite: my new career as a nurse at the British Racing School

Nurse Sharon Mott took on a challenge in agreeing to create a role where she is responsible for the health and well-being of young would-be jockeys and grooms at a horse racing school

Diabetes app

Type 1 diabetes in children: how effective is using a smartphone app?

Study examined the efficacy of Euglyca app aimed at children and young people

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