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Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Fair pay for nurses sign during a protest in London

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Picture of Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for over 45 years, who has died

Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ nurse leader

Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for more than 45 years, remembered for support she gave colleagues

Health and social care minister Helen Whately addresses the Commons but fails to mention pay rise for NHS

NHS pay: anger at minister’s silence as MPs head for summer recess

Health minister fails to address AfC pay rumours in final Commons appearance before autumn

Nurses’ pay: no word as yet on offer before parliament’s summer recess

Rumoured 3% offer falls short of RCN’s 12.5% demand

Picture of a smart phone screen showing a message to self-isolate

Some nurses will not have to self-isolate if pinged by NHS app

Staff can carry on working in exceptional circumstances if absence could lead to risk of harm

Evidence and Practice

Bereavement and children’s mental health: recognising the effects of early parental loss

Bereavement and children’s mental health: recognising the effects of early parental loss

Effects of early parental death on mental health and implications for healthcare practice

Biological basis of child health 12: the endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

The endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

The 12th in our biological basis of child health series focuses on the endocrine system

Focus on asthma 3: the psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family

The nurse is often a teacher or facilitator of what the family achieves

Children and young people’s experiences of having a sibling with complex health needs: a literature review

Children and young people’s experiences of having a sibling with complex health needs

A literature review of the experiences of the siblings of children with complex health needs

What is the nurse’s role in supporting young people’s sexual health?

Young people should have access to education, assessment and treatment for sexual health

Neonatal abdominal X-rays: indications, procedure and interpretation

Neonatal abdominal X-rays: indications, procedure and interpretation

How to investigate suspected abdominal conditions in neonates

Features

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Care of sick children: what nurses need to know when calming anxious parents

Parental anxiety can transfer to a sick child, so parents need to feel supported and calm

Opinion

Long-COVID and children: what you need to know and the dedicated support on offer

Some children with mild illness are still struggling with persistent symptoms for months

Children’s respiratory illnesses: why are emergency department attendances on the rise?

With lockdown easing, hospitals report a surge in presentations usually seen in winter

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

Students

Advance rotas for students: improving work-life balance and the placement experience

How an allocated shift rostering approach can benefit students and placement areas

How resuscitation training can ease the transition from student to newly qualified nurse

Staffordshire University’s free courses offer a way to keep in touch with former students

How to make the most of your first clinical placement

COVID-19 delayed Lenka Huntley’s experience until her second year – here’s how she coped

Careers

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

Children and young people’s health needs must be central post-pandemic

New RCN professional lead for children and young people Peta Clark sets out her priorities

Island nursing: why it’s rich in career opportunities as well as work-life balance

A nurse explains the professional rewards of finding a job on a small island

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