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Tributes paid to nurse who died in traffic accident

Victoria Kavanagh excelled in her role with the school health service, say colleagues

Picture shows a medic standing next to a car conducting a COVID-19 test at a temporary testing centre at Watford General Hospital

COVID-19 undiagnosed in many nurses, study suggests

Mild cases were missed before loss of taste or smell was added to coronavirus symptoms

Menopause in the workplace

Lack of support for staff during menopause affects work and career, survey reveals

Menopause affects 90% of women doctors’ working lives according to a BMA survey

NEWS 2 score

COVID-19: reliance on early warning scores may have caused delays in care

A lack of specialist staff led to an over-reliance on the NEWS2 score, report says

Disinfecting surfaces at the Covid-19 recovery ward at Mater Hospital, Belfast

COVID-19: Northern Ireland rewards final-year students for working during pandemic

Health minister extends band 4 pay until their nursing studies end in September

Lupus

Nurse contributors wanted for project showing skin conditions in BAME children

Skin Deep aims to improve the range of images available of dermatological conditions

Evidence and Practice

Effect of nurse managers’ leadership styles on predicted nurse turnover

Effect of nurse managers’ leadership styles on predicted nurse turnover

Understanding the effects of nurse managers’ leadership on turnover may improve retention

A preceptorship toolkit for nurse managers, teams and healthcare organisations

A preceptorship toolkit for nurse managers, teams and healthcare organisations

Researchers have developed a toolkit to develop and improve preceptorship

A nurse-led youth volunteering project to support older people on acute hospital wards

A nurse-led youth volunteering project to support older people on acute hospital wards

Young people volunteering on acute hospital wards can provide extra support to older patients

Effective nurse leadership in times of crisis

Effective nurse leadership in times of crisis

Essential leadership skills and the importance of decision-making and emotional intelligence

What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about the need to develop resilience in the nursing workforce

What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about the need to develop resilience in the nursing...

Most research on resilience in healthcare systems such as the NHS is based on organisational...

Analysing the implementation and effects of safe staffing policies in acute hospitals

Analysing the implementation and effects of safe staffing policies in acute hospitals

This article examines the main findings of several high-profile inquiries and reports

Features

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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Redeployed staff and better teamwork: how COVID-19 has transformed nursing

Staff on the front-line at UCLH consider the lessons learned during the pandemic

Feedback

Patient feedback is vital to service and care quality improvements

NIHR review says senior nurses need more time to consider patient feedback

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Picture shows nursing staff starting a shift in the resuscitation room at Medway Maritime Hospital wearing personal protective equipment.

How early preparations have helped one emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic

Forward triage enables nurses to prevent unnecessary admissions and cross contamination

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A woman in scrubs standing in a clinical area, reflecting on her experiences at work

How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

Opinion

Stop saying 'the band 5'

Stop saying ‘the band 5’: why referring to colleagues by their pay band has had its day

Hierarchical blindness undervalues staff and has no place in a post-pandemic workplace

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Talking about death and dying: COVID-19 has taught us not to wait

Help nursing colleagues and teams cope with grief by signposting to information and support

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Careers

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The right service changes at the right time: empowering nurses to lead amid COVID-19

The initiatives that show collective leadership is not about targets but working together

Papworth Hospital

COVID-19: how we transformed our recruitment process at the height of the pandemic

Recruiting nurses more quickly enabled us to cope with the surge in patient numbers

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Flo Panel-Coates, chief nurse, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

COVID-19: providing nursing leadership in a public health crisis

UCLH chief nurse explains how the trust’s culture helped it through the peak of the outbreak

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