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Is the delay on nurses’ pay part of a government game plan?

RCN brands government failure to submit its evidence on next year’s pay ‘disgusting’

Neonatal unit nurse Lucy Letby, smiling

Lucy Letby: ‘nurse injected air into baby’s stomach in third attempt to kill her’

Prosecution alleges neonatal nurse would go on finally to kill infant in a matter of days

A petition signed by 100,000 members of the public, nursing staff and patients is delivered to 10 Downing Street

Nurses deliver petition to Downing Street demanding better pay

Petition with more than 100,000 signatures urges Rishi Sunak to address NHS workforce crisis

Strikers at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital in January

‘Sacking nurses bill’ moves a step closer to becoming law

MPs approve anti-strike bill that could see nurses and other key workers facing the sack

Calls to cut ‘exorbitant’ immigration fees to keep overseas nurses

Thousands of people sign petition urging government to reduce indefinite leave to remain fees

No nurse pay rise in April due to ‘intolerable’ government delay

Failure to supply evidence to NHS Pay Review Body will postpone pay offer for 2023-24

Evidence and Practice

Prosopagnosia (face blindness) and child health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prosopagnosia (face blindness) and child health during the COVID-19 pandemic

A consideration of the potential effects of mask-wearing due to COVID-19 on child health

Factors associated with health-related quality of life in children with sickle cell disease

Factors associated with quality of life in children with sickle cell disease

Recognise the factors that can affect health-related quality of life

Updated European guidelines for coeliac disease in children

Updated European guidelines for coeliac disease in children

An update for clinicians on how to diagnose and manage coeliac disease in children

Why eating disorders in children and young people are increasing: implications for practice

Why eating disorders in children and young people are increasing

Early intervention is vital in supporting a child or young person with an eating disorder

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

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

Working nights and trying for a baby: is your shift pattern reducing your fertility?

Women’s reproductive health and the harms potentially linked to night shifts

Opinion

Is it time to rethink field-specific nurse training?

A return to generic training can broaden students’ child and adult care experiences

Free

Winter pressures and the effect on children’s health: ‘firefighting to keep kids safe’

It will be a difficult time for children’s nurses with industrial action and care pressures

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

Students

Meet UK’s first honorary university lecturer with a learning disability

Read how one man is transforming nursing students’ understanding of service users’ needs

Dual registration degrees: what are the benefits?

How gaining knowledge and practical experience in two areas will boost your career choices

Social prescribing: what is it and how can nursing students get involved?

Using activities such as art, gardening and sport to boost mental and physical well-being

Careers

Finding your voice as a newly registered nurse: tips and advice

Learn how to speak up to advocate for patients and establish yourself as a professional

Redeployed to an unfamiliar area: what is a floating shift and do I have to work it?

How to cope if your shift setting changes and ensure you work within your competency

What is a WellChild Nurse – and could it be the career for you?

The role involves caring for children with serious and complex health needs

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