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Kenyan government denies it will receive cut of nurses’ salaries as part of UK deal

Unemployed Kenyan nurses will come to work in NHS to boost numbers

Unlimited flexible working requests for nurses after NHS rethink on work-life balance

Move is part of an expanded flexible working policy hoped to improve staff retention

‘Under pressure like never before’: Northern Ireland calls on 100 army medics

Request comes after two trusts issued appeals for exhausted nurses to take on extra shifts

A nurse holds a placard during a demonstration in London in July

Unison members join RCN colleagues in rejecting 3% pay rise

Overwhelming opposition will prompt further Unison ballot on industrial action

Orthopaedic nurse Ewa Syczuk receives the booster vaccination for COVID-19

Staff COVID-19 booster vaccination programme: what you need to know

Nurse in Wales becomes one of the first people in the UK to receive a booster vaccine

RCN announces results of its consultative ballot on NHS pay award in England and Wales

We say NHS pay award is unacceptable – verdict of clear majority voting in RCN ballot

Union weighs options as it urges ministers to ‘do the right thing’ for staff on AfC contracts

Evidence and Practice

Organic versus mixed specialist older adult inpatient mental health units for people with dementia

Organic versus mixed specialist older adult inpatient mental health units for people...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the challenges of providing inpatient care...

Basic assessment and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in older women

This article aims to provide nurses with an understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms

Using video consultations to support family carers of people living with dementia

The experiences of a team of Admiral Nurses in setting up and conducting video consultations

The psychological effects of caring for a family member with dementia

An integrative review of the effects of caring for a family member with dementia at home

Frailty assessment and interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a rapid review

Frailty assessment and interventions for community-dwelling older adults: a rapid review

Nurses in primary care and community settings need to identify frailty and optimise care

Supporting older people with dementia to sleep well while in hospital

Supporting older people with dementia to sleep well while in hospital

Sleep is essential for health, well-being and recovery but is challenging in acute hospitals

Features

Confusion, fatigue and nausea: how to spot the signs of hyponatraemia in older people

Nurses should be alert to low sodium levels and dehydration in older people

Community nursing: tackling long-term effects of COVID-19 on older people with frailty

More services are concentrating on keeping people safe at home and encouraging self-care

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Opinion

Why care homes are caught between a rock and a hard place

Care home workers in England, including volunteers, must be COVID vaccinated by November

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

How upskilling nurses can solve the care home crisis

Call for specialist gerontological training and online learning networks

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

Nursing associates: how to turn challenges into learning opportunities

COVID-19 shaped so much of my training – and for the better, I hope

Careers

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Fancy a new job? Come to our careers fair and you might even go home with an offer

Explore your options and meet a variety of nurse employers keen to recruit

Admiral Nurses in the community: helping carers cope with the uncertainty of dementia

Primary care support to families living with dementia, plus the skills of the role

Becoming an advanced clinical practitioner: what you need to know

From the four pillars to credentialing, what it takes to achieve advanced practice

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