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Picture shows two women dressed in smart scrubs

Nursing uniform in England could be standardised next summer

Consultation shows majority of nurses back a common NHS uniform – with one clear favourite

Nurse says celebrate NHS and ‘fight for its future’ at protests on its 73rd anniversary

Holly Turner urges staff to campaign for fair pay and patient safety on 3 July

High-earning nurse convicted of sick pay fraud is spared jail

Band 8c nurse Sheila Loveridge gets 16-month suspended sentence for defrauding NHS of £38,500

House prices rose six times faster than average nurse’s pay over past decade – report

Researchers say prospect of nurses getting on property ladder ‘now almost inconceivable’

COVID-19 vaccinations to be mandatory for all nurses working in care homes

Staff will be given 16 weeks to be vaccinated or face redeployment or possible dismissal

Denise Chaffer, who has been elected the next RCN president

I vow to champion nurses’ pay and safe staffing – next RCN president

Denise Chaffer says she is determined all areas of nursing get the recognition they deserve

Evidence and Practice

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

Biological basis of child health 11: anatomy, physiology and development of the senses

Biological basis of child health 11: anatomy, physiology and development of the senses

This article, the 11th in the Biological basis of child health series, focuses on the senses

Continuing professional development: evaluating a masterclass for band 5 children’s nurses

CPD: evaluating a masterclass for band 5 children’s nurses

Factors to consider when developing CPD opportunities for band 5 children’s nurses

Can a clinical skills facilitator improve staff retention in a children’s hospital?

A supportive clinical environment is important to enhance practice

Features

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

Accreditation

Nurses play key role in UK children’s hospital becoming first in Europe to achieve award

Nottingham Children’s Hospital gains Pathway to Excellence accreditation

Opinion

Will – and should – children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

There’s no consensus on vaccinating children but school nurses will be key

Sharps injuries: what nurses need to know about the risks

Training is needed to reduce avoidable injuries and minimise infection risks

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

Students

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

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?

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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