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Steep rise in NHS staff absence: do you feel under pressure to fill the gaps?

Find out about your rights to time off as your work life hits new levels of stress

Nursing students are not part of COVID-19 workforce, RCN asserts

College says Scottish Government implies students on placements are ‘additional staff’

A negative lateral flow test result for coronavirus

Shorter self-isolation time gets you back to work sooner – but is it worth extra risk?

Science adviser admits rule-change comes with risk, as RCN calls for nurse exemption

Are you a disordered eater? How being a nurse could be putting you at risk

Protected mealtimes are helpful to patients, so maybe it’s time you had them too

New COVID-19 self-isolation rules: what nurses need to know

Isolation period for people testing positive in England reduced to five days from 17 January

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Mandatory vaccinations for nurses would be ‘sabotage’ amid staffing pressures, says RCN

College joins demands to delay making jabs compulsory from April for front-line staff

Evidence and Practice

Recognising and managing type 1 disordered eating in children and young people with diabetes

Recognising and managing type 1 disordered eating in children and young people with...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology, signs...

Nurses’ experiences of managing vulnerability when working with seriously ill children

Nurses’ experiences of managing vulnerability when working with seriously ill children

Why you should read this article: • To understand why children’s nurses can be affected by...

Continuing professional development in children’s nursing: identifying needs and delivering quality assured activities

CPD in children’s nursing: identifying needs and delivering quality assured activities

Importance of measuring effect and quality of continuing professional development activities

Applying communication skills in the provision of family-centred care: a reflective account

Applying communication skills in the provision of family-centred care

A reflective account on how communication concepts and techniques can be applied to 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...

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

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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

Safeguarding older teens: ED nurses need professional curiosity

Meaningful conversations are vital when there is a safeguarding concern

Why we need to listen to the child’s voice

A review is to be held into the tragic case of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Ideas welcome: how to innovate to improve patient care

All nurses can be leaders in innovation, whatever their job title, pay scale or experience

Students

What is unprofessional behaviour and how can I avoid it?

Professionalism isn’t keeping quiet and looking tidy – here’s how to focus on what matters

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

Careers

Meet the UK’s first national lead nurse in neonatal palliative care

Alex Mancini now works with three neonatal networks and the aim is to roll work out across UK

Are you at a career crossroads? Advice for nurses looking to change direction

The pandemic has left many nurses thinking of changing their role. Here’s what to consider

What is competency and how can I maintain it?

Competency is a key principle of the NMC code and without it, patient safety is at risk

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