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Chief nurse Jane Cummings to step down

England’s chief nurse Jane Cummings to step down after more than six years

Two nurses sentenced for defrauding NHS

Two nurses have been sentenced after admitting defrauding the NHS in separate incidents

Rules eased on overseas nurses retaking exam

Overseas nurses will only have to retake the part of a competency exam they fail

Sterling notes

Pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change contracts outside NHS

NHS pay deal to be extended to nurses employed by arm’s-length providers

Brexit

Brexit white paper vague on immigration restrictions EU nurses may face, says RCN

Paper says future plan ‘would end free movement, taking back control of the UK’s borders’

Patient deterioration

Home care provider’s ‘soft signs’ system ‘significantly reduces’ hospital admissions

Care workers use 'soft signs' list to spot deterioration and alert nurses

Analysis

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EXCLUSIVE: The short staffing that is threatening patient safety across the UK

Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey results add weight to case for safe staffing law

Embedding patient experience in care service development

NHS Improvement publishes 'organisational diagnostic' framework to help senior nurses assess...

Heart

Heart of the matter: nurse-led collaboration to get serious about preventing...

A collaborative forum aims to take a 'whole-system' approach to reduce death rates from...

Digital

IT survey reveals mismatch between what community nurses want and what they have

With one in three community nurses still using paper-based systems, more needs to be done to...

Robot wards: RCN congress discusses the future of AI technology in health and social...

With the use of robotics advancing into healthcare, what ramifications are there for staff...

End of life care being compromised by lack of nurse training, exclusive survey reveals

Poor discharge planning and lack of funding identified by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie...

Clinical update

Intermediate care

Intermediate care and reablement

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines on...

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines...

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Clinical update – infusion therapy

Ensuring the safest care for patients undergoing infusion therapy through updated guidance.

Capnography

Clinical update: monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery

New standards on patient monitoring require hospitals to provide capnography throughout...

Cliff Kilgore

Multiple morbidities assessment

People with multiple morbidities need a tailored approach to care, according to a new...

Sepsis

Clinical update: Sepsis

Clinical update on new NICE guidline on sepsis

Policy briefing

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Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and...

NEWS

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score...

Staff retention: employers advised to listen more to nurses

New guidance on staff retention from NHS Improvement encourages employers to listen to...

WiFi

Emergency department standards

The latest policy and what it means for healthcare professionals.

Professionalism

Enabling professionalism in practice

The latest policy and what it means for healthcare professionals.

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Policy briefing: combating racism in the NHS

Trade union Unite has issued a policy briefing on a new toolkit to combat racism in the NHS

Podcast

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Podcast: Celebrating the legacy of Mary Seacole

The latest podcast looks at the life and legacy of Mary Seacole, children's mental health,...

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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...

Nursing Standard podcast: Agile working

Tissue viability nurse Debbie Wickens takes us on her rounds

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...

'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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