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Type 1 diabetes in children: an overview of the condition and its management

Nurses are seeing more children with type 1 diabetes: a round up of treatment and advice

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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Safeguarding children from the risk of medication errors

Evidence shows children are the most vulnerable to mistakes in prescribing

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

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

Patient deterioration: combining skills, knowledge and gut feeling in decision-making

Experienced nurses share what they have learned about managing acutely ill patients

Plight of obese children has been worsened by the pandemic: here’s how nurses can help

Less activity and poor diet choices have triggered a worsening of obesity

Apps, coaching and healthy food options at work: weight management support for nurses

Resources that can help you change how you think about food and lose weight while you sleep

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

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Care of sick children: what nurses need to know when calming anxious parents

Parental anxiety can transfer to a sick child, so parents need to feel supported and calm

Nurses play key role in UK children’s hospital becoming first in Europe to achieve award

Nottingham Children’s Hospital gains Pathway to Excellence accreditation

Breastfeeding: why nurses need to encourage and support mothers with babies in hospital

The RCN’s latest guidance offers advice on promoting breastfeeding in children’s wards

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