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RSV cases are already high – are you prepared for a possible winter surge?

How to manage symptoms and risk of seasonal lower respiratory tract infections in children

Orthopaedic nurse Ewa Syczuk receives the booster vaccination for COVID-19

Staff COVID-19 booster vaccination programme: what you need to know

Nurse in Wales becomes one of the first people in the UK to receive a booster vaccine

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Picture of Jim Blair, a learning disability nurse consultant, and Lauretta Ofulue, a learning disability nurse now training to be a specialist community public health nurse, who feature in the latest Nursing Standard podcast

What all nurses have to gain from learning disabilities training

Our podcast looks at what's behind mandatory training, plus strategies from specialist nurses

RCN announces results of its consultative ballot on NHS pay award in England and Wales

We say NHS pay award is unacceptable – verdict of clear majority voting in RCN ballot

Union weighs options as it urges ministers to ‘do the right thing’ for staff on AfC contracts

Bronchiolitis: how to recognise red flag symptoms requiring emergency care

Updated NICE guidance focuses on diagnosis, red flag symptoms and when to seek emergency care

NMC frauds: the 11 bogus registrants whose cases tricked the nursing regulator

Regulator moves against sham nurses, after one was able to practise for two decades

Evidence and Practice

Supporting the transition from nursing student to newly qualified children’s nurse

Supporting the transition from nursing student to newly qualified children’s nurse

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Complex needs

Educational requirements of nurses providing care to children with complex needs

Numbers of children with complex needs has increased and many are cared for in the community

Living with lymphoedema: children’s and young people’s perspectives

Lymphoedema has a profound effect on daily life, body image and self-esteem

How should nurses discuss substance use with children and young people?

Good communication is essential to elicit accurate information and optimise care

Bereavement

Bereavement and children’s mental health: recognising the effects of early parental loss

Effects of early parental death on mental health and implications for healthcare practice

Biological basis of child health 12: the endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

The endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

The 12th in our biological basis of child health series focuses on the endocrine system

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

Flu vaccination: what are the changes in this year’s programme?

The biggest immunisation campaign ever is about to launch, amid fears about NHS capacity

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

Pre-conception health: how nurses can educate women to promote informed choices

We should make pre-conception health, education and care part of our practice

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

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

How to be clear: communication tips for compassionate care and effective teamwork

Advice on adapting your communication style to the needs of patients and colleagues

Advance rotas for students: improving work-life balance and the placement experience

How an allocated shift rostering approach can benefit students and placement areas

Careers

Mental health nursing on an island: helping children cope with anxiety and crisis

Mental health nurse Laura Matthews’ book helps children handle difficult feelings

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Fancy a new job? Come to our careers fair and you might even go home with an offer

Explore your options and meet a variety of nurse employers keen to recruit

Becoming an advanced clinical practitioner: what you need to know

From the four pillars to credentialing, what it takes to achieve advanced practice

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