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NHS pay: warning over ‘summer of action’ planned in protest at 3% award

Nurses being urged to support calls for ministers to find extra cash

Campaign calls on night shift nurses to help encourage healthier sleep for inpatients

Trust wants to eliminate loud night-time noises and boost patient sleep and recovery

Anti-vax campaigner widely criticised for comparing nurses with Nazis at London rally

RCN says struck-off nurse Kate Shemirani’s ‘reprehensible’ comments could put staff at risk

Staff should be able to drink fluids at nurse stations, says chief nursing officer

Ruth May responds to student’s tweet, emphasising employers’ duty to help staff stay hydrated

Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Fair pay for nurses sign during a protest in London

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Analysis

What happens now: the state of nursing after the COVID-19 pandemic

Six nurse leaders discuss how the past 18 months have affected their workplaces

Maths anxiety: how to conquer your fears and calculate with confidence

Reduce your risk of medications errors by becoming comfortable with numbers

COVID-19 and children: should there be a vaccine roll out and are school nurses key?

Vaccinating children could help protect vulnerable people but doubts remain over its priority

Children and young people with cancer: why age-appropriate care is crucial

UK-wide analysis of children and young adults with cancer shows a mixed picture

Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Innovations in uniform design are making COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

Perplexing presentations: how to act on fabricated or induced illness

Guidance for nurses on identifying and safeguarding children at risk

Clinical update

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

Menopause symptoms and period pain: identify women’s health conditions with confidence

Updated RCN resource also includes information on pregnancy, continence and sexual health

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

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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

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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 educationally

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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 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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