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Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

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We’re off: NMC reveals extent of exodus from register as many leavers blame pandemic

Find out reasons why nurses say they feel forced to turn their backs on their careers

Nurses with disabilities are ‘being let down’ by NHS employers

Nurse Bethann Siviter responds to report showing lack of workplace adjustments for many staff

Community nurse who is a man chats to patient during a home visit

Attracting more men: is targeted recruitment key to unlocking growth in nurse numbers?

The nursing student cohort continues to be female-dominated thanks to stereotyping

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Do's and don'ts of wearing gloves: help curb waste and avoid skin problems

To mark Glove Awareness Week, nurses are advised to change routines by reducing glove use

Menopause: shift work and long hours exacerbate symptoms

Nurses need better support to cope with menopause symptoms to enable them to stay in post

Analysis

Supervision on clinical placement: relationships can make or break the experience

How to get practice learning right whether you’re the supervisor or the student

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Acting-up pay and rebanding: are you rewarded for taking on extra responsibility?

Advice on what to do if your pay and job description no longer reflect the work you do

Managers with anxiety or depression: when is it okay to say you’re not okay?

Openness about mental ill health can be risky for nurse leaders, but it has benefits too

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

Long-COVID: what it means and how to manage the longer-term effects

Advice from NICE on how to care for patients with ongoing symptoms of the virus

Human trafficking and modern slavery: how nurses can support victims

What to look for, how to help – and what not to do if you if you suspect a patient is at risk

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COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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Infection control and the coronavirus

COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

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Coronavirus under the microscope

Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

Policy briefing

ReSPECT form update: a more patient-centred focus for advance care planning

How nurses can implement changes to the RCUK process for end of life decision-making

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 is abstract illustration showing three figures held within a hand. A guide on staff retention lists best practices, with suggestions including flexible working and pension options as well as support during menopause.

Guide sets out strategies for healthcare staff retention

Suggestions focus on flexible working and pension options, support during menopause

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

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

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