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Picture shows a premature baby asleep in an incubator. New guidelines for nurses examine the stark decisions that arise when caring for extremely premature babies.

Neonatal nursing: new guidelines on caring for very premature babies

BAPM guidelines outline the stark decisions that may arise when caring for extremely premature babies

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How will the government tackle the drop in children's immunisation rates?

Home secretary may consider compulsory vaccination, but NHS staff are unconvinced

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Why it is vital to diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome disorders

The exposure of children to alcohol in the womb is a growing problem in the UK

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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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

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Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Child care

How the NHS hopes to improve children’s care by investing in the community

NHS Long Term Plan looks to bring key staff together in primary care networks

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Why the first 1,001 days are vital to childcare

More than 120 charities say childcare system is at breaking point

Exclusive: Overcoming the barriers to hospital discharge for children with complex needs

More children are remaining in hospital because patients are not supported properly

Exclusive: Neonatal care review may lead to ‘reconfiguration’ of intensive care units

Transformation review makes recommendations for future of neonatal critical care

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

QNI sets out future standards for community children's nurses...

Demand for community children's nurses soars, but NHS lacks capacity, QNI report finds

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

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