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Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Photo of Martha Mills, who died from sepsis in 2021. Failures in her care inspired Martha's rule, which will be rolled out in April 2024.

Martha’s rule roll-out: how nurses will be involved

New rule gives patients and families access to urgent second opinion if concerned about care

Nurse Michelle Cox, who won a landmark racism tribunal and welcomes a new report on racism

NHS racism: staff fear being branded ‘troublemakers’ for raising race concerns

Nurse Michelle Cox says black and minority ethnic staff need to feel valued and included

Two nurses happily walk through hospital lobby. Study founds consitency in nurse rostering is good for staff morale

Shift patterns you can predict: is roster consistency important for work-life balance?

Sensitively spaced days off boost morale, but views are split on length of shifts – study

Photo of Berrywood Hospital, illustrating a story about nurse suspended from register for behaviour in the workplace

‘Bullying and intimidating’ nurse suspended from register

Mental health nurse Declan Carroll’s behaviour led to NMC fitness to practise panel verdict

Composite picture showing a head shot of Lucy Letby and the entrance of the Countess of Chester Hospital

Letby hospital failed to assure patients it was safe after verdict, says report

CQC says failures included inadequate nurse staffing levels and compromised patient safety

Evidence and Practice

Developing a web-based app for non-mental health nurses to assess the mental health needs and risks of children and young people

App for non-mental health nurses to assess needs, risks of children and young people

Overview of project to develop app to assess mental health needs, risks of children and...

Oral and dental health promotion for children’s nurses

Oral and dental health promotion for children’s nurses

Opportunistic dental advice should be provided to help prevent early onset dental disease

Supporting children, young people and families to self-manage atopic eczema

Supporting children, young people and families to self-manage atopic eczema

Learn about strategies nurses can use to help families manage atopic eczema

Central precocious puberty: assessment, diagnosis and decisions about treatment

Central precocious puberty: assessment and diagnosis

Testing and diagnosis in children and how to approach the decision to treat

Paediatric cardiology ward

Exploring the implementation of key nursing roles in children’s cardiac services

This study informed RCN guidance for career pathways and competences that reflect changing...

Food allergy: a proposed new tool for educating children and young people and supporting them to self-manage

Food allergy: a proposed new tool to help children and young people self-manage

Advice on guiding discussions on food allergy management with patients and families

Features

Community nurse arrives at man’s front door. The two greet each other, suggesting a they share a warm bond

Bonding with long-term patients: promoting continuity of care within healthy boundaries

Tips on fostering ongoing therapeutic relationships while avoiding undue attachment

A young child looks into the distance with tears rolling down their cheek

How nurses can help prepare children for the death of a parent with cancer

Honest conversations with children about end of life can help them cope with grief

An illustration showing a smiling nurse in uniform standing in front of a crowd, represented by several sets of hands raised high and clapping

Daunted by public speaking? Tips to take you from nervous to confident

Nurse experts share their advice on how to prepare well and engage an audience

Image representing rising prices shows a jagged red arrow pointing upwards against an assortment of groceries spilling out of a paper bag

A guide to managing your finances: how to save money and access support

Four experts offer their top tips for nurses on tax, pensions, debt and grants

An illustration of a group of nurses of different ages standing together inside a big speech bubble

How can nursing teams improve communication between generations?

Five nurses on the learning opportunities in teams with different levels of experience

An illustration of a smart phone being held aloft with app logos swirling around it

Apps for nurses: our round-up of the best smartphone tools for your work and home life

Whether you are planning shifts or a night out, there are all sorts of apps that can help

Opinion

A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

Face of young boy looking forlorn, his measles rash easily visible because of his light skin

Measles surge: what you need to know right now, and how your practice is affected

Your quick guide to public health messaging, symptom recognition and infection control

A teenage girl lies on her side looking distressed while her mother sits close by holding her hand and puts her other hand on her head to comfort her

What you need to know about caring for children with epilepsy

Support can include peer group activities, school counselling and individual care plans

Students

An illustration showing a nurse in the middle of a circle of six other healthcare staff with arrows pointing away from the nurse to illustrate delegation of work

How can I become more confident in delegating nursing tasks?

Delegation is a key nursing skill but can be challenging, here is some practical advice

Photo of woman giving evidence in a courtroom

What is it like to give evidence in a Coroner’s Court?

Nursing students are using a mock court to gain experience they may require in their career

Nursing students learn how to insert and attach an oral tube into a manikin

Struggling to get your NMC proficiencies signed off? How a skills clinic can help

Outreach clinics give students the chance to practise clinical skills in a safe environment

Careers

A nurse in ICU looks up from writing in notes to observe the patient. ICU can lack understanding of patients’ mental health care needs

Meeting patients’ mental health needs in critical care: a guide to close the skills gap

Newly registered nurse have produced a guide that ICU – and all acute teams – can use

Woman smiles as she makes notes in front of her laptop while working at home – doctoral research is a time commitment and work-life balance challenge

So you’re thinking of doing a PhD? Here’s what you need to know

A doctorate can boost your nursing career – find out how to step up to the challenge

A woman in a smart yellow blouse smiles widely at the person sitting opposite her at a desk, as in a nursing job interview

Going for a band 7 role? What to expect to be asked at your interview

Moving up to these senior roles can be a big step – prepare well with our interview tips

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