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Nurses warned to watch finances as cost of living increases

RCN urges members to budget carefully, ask for advice and check entitlement to benefits

Indicative ballot: nurses prepared to strike over 3% pay offer 

RCN seeks 12.5% pay rise and will use ballot results to consider next steps

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What you need to know about Omicron variant of COVID-19

Front-line staff facing greater pressure with expansion of booster jab programme

Next year’s pay rise: further ‘dithering and delays’ unacceptable, say unions

Government pushes back a decision on 2022-23 pay offer for Agenda for Change staff

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‘No evidence’ to justify forced vaccination of front-line nurses

DHSC told to show benefits of mandatory jabs are proportionate to expected workforce costs

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Uber offer for nurses working on the front line over Christmas period

Staff offered discounted trips to and from work and money off meals or groceries

Evidence and Practice

Abdominal X-rays in children: indications, procedure and interpretation

Why you should read this article: • To understand when abdominal X-rays in children are...

Managing fever in children: developing guidelines that turn evidence into practice

Managing fever in children: developing guidelines that turn evidence into practice

Why you should read this article • To learn how guidelines use evidence to make practice...

Enhancing knowledge of mental health issues among children’s nursing students: evaluation of a service user-led workshop

Enhancing knowledge of mental health issues among children’s nursing students:...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the experiences of children and young...

ECMO

What is ECMO and how can it save the sickest of children?

ECMO can support children with primary respiratory and cardiac failure

Biological basis of child health 14: understanding the immune system, vaccines, allergy and disease

Biological basis of child health 14: the immune system, vaccines, allergy and disease

The 14th in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the immune system

Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

Structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

The 13th in our series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the skin

Features

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

A day in the life: nursing at a special school for pupils with learning disabilities

Anxious children, COVID-19 scares and hospital admissions all in a day’s challenges

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

Opinion

Childhood asthma: treatment options and why it is under-diagnosed

High prevalence of asthma – 1 in 11 UK children – means nurses need better understanding

School vaccinations: nurses should never be subject to threats and abuse

Being involved in the COVID-19 vaccination drive is challenging for school nurses

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Students

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

I secured my dream role while still a second-year – tips on finding your first job

How I secured my first post-registration nurse role, and advice on how you can too

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Careers

What does being a Queen’s Nurse mean and could it improve your practice?

The title recognises high standards of person-centred care in community nursing

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

How new challenges re-energised our nursing careers

Two nurses prompted by the pandemic to move jobs talk about their new career paths

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