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RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

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NMC acknowledges ‘uncomfortable truths’ on race equality in report

Regulator calls in consultants over career opportunities and pay gap for BAME employees

ICU nurse’s rainbow mural honours colleagues’ work during COVID-19’s first wave

Mural incorporates names of staff at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s ICU

Chancellor’s spending review denies nurses early pay rise

RCN general secretary says Rishi Sunak has failed key workers he applauded earlier this year

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Uber offers free Christmas rides and meals for NHS staff

‘Helping hand’ for health and social care staff across the UK valid at Uber and Uber Eats

Student attrition: why do nursing students leave their course before completion?

Call for strategy to get to grips with reasons for leaving and help tackle nurse vacancies

Evidence and Practice

Children’s and adolescents’ experiences of living with cancer

Children’s and adolescents’ experiences of living with cancer

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the need to include the perspectives of...

Self-harm in young people: risk factors, assessment and treatment interventions

Why you should read this article • To recognise that self-harm in young people is common and...

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the development of the...

Focus on asthma 2: air pollution and its effects on children and young people

Focus on asthma 2: air pollution and its effects on children and young people

Why you should read this article: • To identify the adverse effects of indoor and outdoor...

Improving how positive newborn screening results are communicated to parents of children with sickle cell disease

Communicating positive screening results to parents of children with sickle cell disease

Healthcare professionals should be confident and knowledgeable about the disorder

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Debunking myths: how much air in an IV line is too much?

Is it true that ‘a little air won't cause harm’? Leah Rosengarten looks at the evidence

Features

Giselle Padmore-Payne

How a dedicated nurse helped bridge the gap between children’s and adult services

Programme has helped young people with sickle cell and thalassaemia blood disorders

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

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Ana Waddington

RCN Nurse of the Year 2020: using CPR sessions to tackle the youth knife crime epidemic

Ana Waddington’s programme engages both vulnerable young people and healthcare staff

Healthcare projects on an overseas placement: how one student’s plan generated a team...

RCNi Nursing Student Award winner’s networking and persistence got a clinic up and running

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

Opinion

How school nurses rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 front line

Children have not felt the impact of the pandemic as older people have, but are still affected by food poverty, safeguarding and the struggle to provide schooling

Free school meals: nurses cannot remain silent on child food poverty

We see the impact a lack of food has on the poorest families

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

Students

COVID-19 may be disrupting my degree, but it won’t dim my desire to be a nurse

I’m entering my second year as a nursing student with no experience of a hospital ward

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When you don’t fit the nursing student ‘ideal’: overcoming academic barriers

We need to re-evaluate how we support and assess students with a specific learning difficulty

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The Children and Young People Student Nurse Network on Twitter

COVID-19: what nursing students will need most as they join the emergency register

Reassurance and support from healthcare professionals, universities and our peers is vital

Careers

Odds on favourite: my new career as a nurse at the British Racing School

Nurse Sharon Mott took on a challenge in agreeing to create a role where she is responsible for the health and well-being of young would-be jockeys and grooms at a horse racing school

Diabetes app

Type 1 diabetes in children: how effective is using a smartphone app?

Study examined the efficacy of Euglyca app aimed at children and young people

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