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Nurse pay: Scottish ballot result shows appetite for strike action

Most RCN members who responded gave ‘clearest signal yet’ that industrial action is imminent

Trust slammed for offering single teabag as ‘thank you’ treat

TikTok post shows woman unwrapping envelope from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Vaccinations and PPE provision: we want to hear nurses’ views

Have your opinions on vaccines and personal protective equipment changed during the pandemic?

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Missing nursing student: more CCTV images released with appeal for further information

‘Don’t underestimate how important your call could be,’ say police in search for Owami Davies

NMC: nurse struck off for illegally obtaining UK passport

Maidei Hukuimwe was convicted last year after she admitted obtaining a false certificate

Hydration

Beat the heat: what your employer should do during a heatwave

UK Health Security Agency issues heat-health warning until 11pm on Sunday

Evidence and Practice

Reframing nurses’ time to enhance interpersonal interactions in dementia care

Reframing nurses’ time to enhance interpersonal interactions in dementia care

Learn about techniques that you can use to be more ‘present’ with people with dementia

How can person-centred strategies improve dementia care?

An empathetic approach to care can help people with dementia retain a sense of self

Prevention of pressure ulcers in older people with frailty

Prevention of pressure ulcers in older people with frailty

Identify interventions you could use in your practice to prevent and manage pressure ulcers

Frailty: an overview of concepts, risk factors, assessment tools and interventions

Frailty: an overview of concepts, risk factors, assessment tools and interventions

Increase your knowledge of how to assess, prevent and reduce frailty

Integrating oral care into nursing practice in care homes

Integrating oral care into nursing practice in care homes

Learn about some measures that could support nurses to implement high-quality oral care

Estimating the cost of an individualised music intervention for aged care residents with dementia

Estimating cost of a music intervention for aged care residents with dementia

Individualised music listening has been shown to reduce agitation and improve mood

Features

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Nursing older people

Why I chose older people’s nursing and find it so rewarding

Five nurses reflect on why they enjoy their work and what continues to inspire them

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

How to reduce falls in older people in care homes

Guide to Action for Care Homes has proven effective while not reducing residents’ activity

Opinion

The ‘Big Quit’: would flexible working and retirement options encourage you to stay?

The NHS needs older experienced staff to stay, which will require sustained policy change

Acting up: find out if you should be getting more money

What you need to know if you are taking on work that is not part of your normal role

Industrial action ballot: how it works and what you need to know

Our guide explains the rules on the poll and its potential impact on pay

Students

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

Careers

Community nursing: what the core specialist qualification means for you

We explain the biggest shake-up of advanced community training in 30 years

What does a thrombosis nurse specialist do – and could this be your next role?

The position involves care in preventing, diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism

Becoming a chief nurse: what I’ve learned in the first year

Taking on a senior leadership role in the wake of a pandemic is not easy – here are my tips

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