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We can’t afford to pay high parking charges for work, say nurses

Staff lodge official complaint about parking charges at Leighton Hospital, Crewe

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons today

Nurses react angrily to Sue Gray report on lockdown parties

Revelations in report on COVID breaches in Downing St prompt disgust among nurses

Should overseas nurses’ English language requirements be relaxed?

NMC consultation will look at whether English tests are overly difficult

RCN’s Denise Chaffer (second from left) addresses parliamentary committee

Poorly paid nurses struggling to pay the rent or get a mortgage, MPs told

Sky high living costs forcing highly skilled nurses to quit, RCN leader tells Commons panel

NMC set to overhaul public health and community nursing post-registration standards

NMC’s co-produced changes will update, modernise and streamline post-registration standards

Hospitals set up food banks and emergency loans for nurses

RCN criticises the ‘outrageous state of affairs’ and demands fair pay for staff

Analysis

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not

Do you dream of handing in your notice to the NHS – and what would persuade you to stay?

Employers need to listen to nurses to understand why they are leaving in large numbers

Frightened to phone in sick? You’re not alone, survey finds

Presenteeism and how ill health doesn’t feel like a good enough reason to stay off work

Clinical update

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

Wound care: what the framework for standardised treatment means for your patients

Guidance focuses on individualised care for pressure ulcers, lower limbs and surgical wounds

Cardiac arrest and CPR: guidance update aims to improve survival and patient outcomes

Resuscitation UK advice affirms role of advance care planning

Picture shows a woman comforting a young girl while a nurse holds her arm

Chronic pain management in children and young people

New guidelines focus on physical, psychological and pharmacological interventions

Looked after children: a framework for better outcomes

Revised guidance details roles and competencies required of healthcare staff

Managing aerosol generating procedures in school for children with complex medical needs

Updated guidance covers children with a tracheostomy or respiratory difficulties

Policy briefing

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Guidance on school nursing during the pandemic

Advice on how school nursing services in England can operate during imposed restrictions

Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

Picture of a newborn receiving ventilation

Long-term ventilation: best practice in caring for children and young people

Concerns about standards of care with long-term ventilation reviewed by NCEPOD

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Interventions to improve the mental health and well-being of children and young people

Public Health England focuses on promoting critical importance of mental health

Picture of a child alone on a park bench

Safeguarding partners: what children’s nurses need to know

How will the new safeguarding partners differ from local safeguarding children’s boards?

Child at top of stairs may fall

A national accident prevention strategy for England

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents calls for preventive action across the ages

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Measles

Link between measles and airflow obstruction

Childhood measles can affect post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in later life

Woman with a small child looking at a smartphone

Young children do not learn from watching videos on smartphones

Study shows that children respond to videos on smartphone screens but do not benefit educationally

A woman sitting with a child on her knee

Mothers caring for children with cancer need greater financial support

Study finds women parenting children with cancer have lower incomes than those with children who do not

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Asthma: protein from parasitic worms suppresses allergic reactions

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh who tested the Heligmosomoides polygyrus Alarmin Release Inhibitor (HpARI) on mice hope findings will lead to using the protein as the basis for the treatment of asthma

Cannabis

Epileptic seizures in children halved when using natural compounds found in cannabis –...

Findings follows 36 studies of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials of children and adults who have a rare form of epilepsy

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