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Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf, who has announced the latest NHS pay offer, talks to an NHS nurse

NHS pay: ‘Best and final’ offer falls short of nurses’ demand, so what can union do now?

RCN leaders plan their next move after Scottish Government unveils improved offer

First dates announced for nurses’ strike action in December

Strikes on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Lucy Letby trial: nurses tell court they did not administer insulin to premature baby

Child F’s heart rate surged and his blood glucose dropped dangerously after IV feed

Evidence and Practice

Open access
Nasogastric tube feeding under restraint: practical guidance for children’s nurses

Nasogastric tube feeding under restraint: practical guidance for children’s nurses

Advice on how to minimise the distress caused by nasogastric tube feeding under restraint

Prevention of dental caries in children and young people

Prevention of dental caries in children and young people

Read about evidence-based guidance on dental hygiene and prevention of dental caries

Child abuse linked to faith or belief: working towards recognition in practice

Child abuse linked to faith or belief: working towards recognition in practice

Nurses need to be aware of the alerting signs of child abuse linked to faith or belief

Community children’s nursing: developing a bespoke model of post-registration education

Community children’s nursing: developing a bespoke model of post-registration education

Curricula to support postgraduate development need to be responsive, flexible and adaptable

Prevention of malnutrition and faltering growth in children and young people

Prevention of malnutrition and faltering growth in children and young people

Regular surveillance of child growth can prevent or identify malnutrition

A day surgery admissions pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities

Day surgery admissions pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities

Enhance your awareness of the positive effects of a bespoke admission process

Features

Why I became a children’s nurse – and why I still love it

Six nurses reveal why they chose children’s nursing and why it remains so rewarding

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Specialist nurse team’s sleep project helps children with severe learning disabilities

Nurses trained as sleep counsellors and ran online workshops to support families and carers

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Opinion

Post-incident debriefing: how to demonstrate your professionalism and empathy

Tips on adapting your communication to send the right signals, and why reassurance is key

Free

Crisis brings inspiration in children’s mental health care

Specialist team set up to help children after COVID lockdowns led to severe problems

Free
Image of a nurse trying to prop up a line of collapsing columns

The resilience of the nursing workforce has been sorely tested over the summer

Long-term health consequences of the pandemic for children are coming to the fore

Students

What does the NHS nurses’ strike mean for nursing students?

As nurses prepare for a walk-out, can students take part and how will it affect placements

Studying with a neurodivergent condition: what happened when I disclosed my status

People often learn to mask autism, but disclosure should open up access to vital support

Different routes into nursing – how do they work and what is my best option?

We explain the alternatives, from degrees to direct entry and the nursing associate pathway

Careers

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce

Becoming a leader: what I’ve learned about making change happen

Tips on effective leadership from a nurse who had ‘no plan B’ but challenged herself

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