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Perceptions of nursing: survey paints ‘reductive picture of what the job entails’

Three in five respondents would not consider a career in profession

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Asbestos: some nurses face elevated mesothelioma risk through sustained exposure

RCN calls for urgent investment in NHS hospital buildings

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Nursing degree funding: ministers would need to act fast to boost 2020 intake – RCN

College tells party leaders what it thinks they must do to boost nurse workforce

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Norovirus: stricken nurses urged to stay at home until 48 hours after symptoms pass

Winter vomiting bug causes spike in NHS bed closures as hospitals work to contain its spread

A group of overseas-trained nurses at Salford Royal NHS Trust in 2019

Parties’ migration policies could worsen dire nurse shortages, think tank warns

Nuffield Trust says figures highlight reliance on health and social care staff born outside the UK

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Band 7 nurse jailed for defrauding NHS of more than £18,000

Nurse worked agency shifts while off sick from Aneurin Bevan health board

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Norovirus, shingles, cld,fluand tonsillitis were among the most common illnesses nurses attributed to work

Well-being at work: is your job making you ill?

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injury and working when sick

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Senior nurses need to discuss whether the practice of intentional rounding continues

Is intentional rounding the best way to deliver care or just a tick-box exercise?

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Being a nurse in the menopause: why it’s no time for taboos

Women coping with menopause symptoms deserve support and empathy in the workplace

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

NHS set to save lives and money in new safety era

Strategy aimed at pulling NHS safety systems together to improve care over coming decade

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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

Clinical update

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

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Intermediate care and reablement

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

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.

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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 anaesthesia

Cliff Kilgore

Multiple morbidities assessment

People with multiple morbidities need a tailored approach to care, according to a new guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Policy briefing

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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Animals in healthcare

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

NEWS

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score to improve identification of acutely ill patients

Staff retention: employers advised to listen more to nurses

New guidance on staff retention from NHS Improvement encourages employers to listen to nurses and engage and empower staff and look closely at their development and career planning

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