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Picketing at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Nurses to strike at almost 80 trusts and integrated care boards

Locations for first strikes revealed, with RCN warning more will be added in January

Lucy Letby: colleague denies adding anything to baby’s feed bag

Prosecution alleges Ms Letby tried to murder Child F by intentionally giving him insulin

Pay calculations

Barclay accused of gaslighting nurses with misleading pay comment

Health secretary overstates salary of newly qualified nurses by thousands of pounds

Army nurses may be used to staff NHS front line during strikes, report states

Nurses’ strike: will the army be called in to keep NHS services running?

Defence officials may be looking at how military personnel could fill in for nurses

Flexible working offered to NHS nurses going through the menopause

‘Taboos need to be broken,’ says NHS England as health body publishes menopause guidance

Comedians, MPs and public show their support for nurses’ strike

Rob Delaney, Diane Abbott and Dane Baptiste among those expressing solidarity

Evidence and Practice

Advising older people on physical activity: challenges and strategies

Advising older people on physical activity: challenges and strategies

Enhance your understanding of your role in advising older people on physical activity

Why is measurement of lying and standing blood pressure vital in falls risk assessment?

A blood pressure drop on standing is more prevalent in those with comorbidities and frailty

Recognising eating disorders in older people

Recognising eating disorders in older people

Enhance your awareness of the manifestations of eating disorders in older people

Elder abuse responsibilities of staff when safeguarding nursing home residents in the Republic of Ireland

Elder abuse: responsibilities of staff when safeguarding nursing home residents

Republic of Ireland policies and procedures on safeguarding residents at risk of abuse

Exploring nursing students’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease

Exploring nursing students’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease

Identifying strengths and gaps in nursing students’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease

Open access
Improving nutrition and hydration in older people with dementia in care homes

Improving nutrition and hydration in older people with dementia in care homes

Person-centred interventions to improve food and drink intake of older people with dementia

Features

Young onset dementia: how to spot it, and the symptoms you might not expect

Providing support for patients and their families, who crave tailored, age-appropriate care

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

Free

Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

Opinion

What nurses’ strikes will mean for those who didn’t vote for them

How action will work and how those providing life-preserving care can cross picket lines

Suicide among nurses: how we can reduce risk and stigma by simply talking

Ways to support colleagues through open, honest discussions

How to support young caregivers – an often unseen network

Patient care planning should take into account young people who care for family members

Students

Wound assessment and management: a guide for nursing students

Learn about the types of wounds you will encounter in practice and how to treat them

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

What a career in community nursing really looks like – and where to start

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman shares tips and resources in this helpful video

Careers

Are you a super-helper? How to ditch the guilt and avoid burnout

Super-helpers won’t say no to helping people even when it affects their well-being

What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce

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