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Portions of easy to swallow hospital food are put on plates

‘We don’t need Prue Leith to tell us hospital food should get an overhaul’

RCN unimpressed by call for food campaigner and Bake Off judge to review NHS catering

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School nurse numbers in UK fall by 30% since 2010

They may be the first person that vulnerable pupils turn to for help, says RCN

Illustration of NHS staff standing round giant NHS letters with UK and EU flag colours on it. Picture: Daniel Mitchell

Nurses from outside UK tell of negative workplace experiences since Brexit referendum

Foreign staff say prejudice and barriers to career progression might force them out of NHS

Patient Janet Adams on the ward with her husband Arthur and daughter and son-in law on their wedding day

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

Board game aims to stimulate nurses to identify and discuss domestic violence and abuse

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

Nurse's hands seen preparing vaccine for child. MMR uptake is down, and measles cases in UK going up

Measles is back: UK loses its measles-free status as MMR coverage declines

GPs will be urged to promote 'catch-up' vaccination to boost uptake levels

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Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

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NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

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Advice on resolving disagreements with the families of critically ill children

How to manage cases where parents conflict with decisions about life-sustaining treatment

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Congress Audience

RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

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Measles outbreak: misinformation and poverty fuel quadrupling of worldwide cases

False claims on social media mean nurses need to reassure parents about vaccinations

Ambitious new curriculum redefines public health nursing standards

Recommended curriculum outlines what is expected of public health nurses

Clinical update

Child abuse

Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers guidance on supporting individuals

Preterm

Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm

NICE has issued new guidance on respiratory care for premature babies

Vitamin D

Spotting nutritional vitamin D deficiency in children

National Osteoporosis Society report clarifies vitamin D deficiency test for children

Nurse and young woman

Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

Neonatal herpes

Preventing herpes in newborn babies

Although rare, the effects of herpes in newborn babies can be devastating, so it is...

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

Policy briefing

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

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

Obese child on scales

Policy update: childhood obesity

Your essential guide to the government's strategy...

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Measles

Link between measles and airflow obstruction

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

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Young children do not learn from watching videos on smartphones

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

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Mothers caring for children with cancer need greater financial support

Study finds women parenting children with cancer have lower incomes than those with children...

parasitic worms

Asthma: protein from parasitic worms suppresses allergic reactions

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh who tested the Heligmosomoides polygyrus Alarmin...

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...

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From Jamaica to the UK: my experiences as a Windrush nurse

Series 3 Episode 8: Pearly Morgan talks about her arrival in the 1960s and career in the NHS

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Pippa Bagnall

Childhood obesity: my vision for unlocking the potential of school nurses

Series 3 Episode S7: Pippa Bagnall calls for more work on child obesity prevention

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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