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chancellor Rishi Sunak outside 11 Downing Street before heading to the Commons to deliver his budget

Unions label 1% nurse pay rise suggestion as 'insulting'

RCN accuses government of being 'dangerously out of touch' with nursing staff and public

Whipps Cross Hospital in London, where nurse Jeyran Panahian-Jand was victimised for raising racism concerns

Tribunal victory for nurse victimised for raising racial segregation concerns

Barts Health ordered to pay bank nurse whistleblower £26,000 – and give her shifts

Picture of Margaret Waine, a healthcare assistant at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who has died from COVID-19

Healthcare assistant who worked at the same trust for 40 years dies of COVID-19

Margaret Waine remembered as a caring colleague known for tucking her patients in at night

Image from RCN’s #FairPayForNurses social media campaign day

NHS pay: nurses in bid to pile pre-Budget pressure on Chancellor

Staff on AfC terms use social media campaign to demand inflation-busting deal

New timetable announced for RCN presidential election after suspension

Nominations for leadership role open on 3 March

clinical team working in a pandemic situation requires innovative communication

NHS teamwork in the pandemic: how is it for you?

Study asks nurses how COVID-19 has affected the functioning of clinical teams

Evidence and Practice

Implementing music therapy in a Norwegian neonatal intensive care unit

Implementing music therapy in a Norwegian neonatal intensive care unit

Music therapy can reinforce family-centred care and promote parent-infant bonding

Using arts-based digital storytelling in neonatal care to enhance nursing students’ empathy

Using arts-based digital storytelling in neonatal care to enhance students’ empathy

Stories based on parents’ narratives can help nursing students learn about experiences

County lines crime: what is a nurse's role in safeguarding children?

Children’s nurses can help prevent young people from being exploited in drug trafficking

Effective management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people

Effective management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of what the optimal management...

LGBT parents

Experiences of LGBT parents when accessing healthcare for their children: a literature...

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of the experiences of lesbian...

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

Psychosocial needs of people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

Role of children’s nurses in addressing psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia

Features

Breastfeeding: why nurses need to encourage and support mothers with babies in hospital

The RCN’s latest guidance offers advice on promoting breastfeeding in children’s wards

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Student using phone app

Best apps for nurses: the help that’s just a click away

The smartphone apps that support your practice and can make your home life easier too

Opinion

Epilepsy

Epilepsy and sudden unexpected death: what nurses need to know

How can you reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epileptic people?

Picture sows a young girl with her head on a pillow, touching her head with her hand and looking sad

COVID-19 and mental health: the fallout for children and young people

More nurses and more support are needed to cope with a growing mental health crisis

Why hospital disability coordinator should be a must-have role

The role could provide a vital link between hospital and community, and free up nursing time

Students

Second-year studies amid a global pandemic: making up for missed placements

Online lectures and lessons are now the norm, but can our clinical skills meet expectations?

COVID-19 may be disrupting my degree, but it won’t dim my desire to be a nurse

I’m entering my second year as a nursing student with no experience of a hospital ward

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

Careers

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

Why you should do a PhD: a nurse’s guide to entering the research world

Children’s cancer nurse Helen Pearson explains what motivates her academic work

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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