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How nutrition can aid successful long-term recovery from COVID-19

Nutritional support is vital to help patients with the lasting effects of coronavirus

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COVID-19: nurses must self-isolate on return to England from a high-risk country

Government removes blanket exemption for profession and introduces 14-day quarantine rule

Nurse in PPE. Picture: Shutterstock

COVID-19 risk: BAME healthcare workers study gets go-ahead

UK-wide project will explore how virus affects staff from minority ethnic groups

Rebecca Reid, a 27-year-old London-based nurse from Prestwick in Scotland. Picture: PA

Furious nurses say no pay increase after COVID-19 work is ‘kick in the teeth’

Healthcare staff marched on Whitehall to demand a pay rise after risking their lives

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Flexible working must become the norm, says NHS People Plan

Long-awaited retention and recruitment plan says NHS must build on change related to COVID-19

A man looking at a video conference meeting on his computer screen. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant hearings have been held virtually. Picture: iStock

Fitness to practise: unions raise concerns over public access to virtual hearings

They warn that recordings from NMC proceedings could be posted on social media

Evidence and Practice

A day in the life of an advanced clinical practitioner in older people’s care

A day in the life of an advanced clinical practitioner in older people’s care

A reflective account of advanced clinical practice in an older person’s unit

Nurses’ attitudes towards caring for people with dementia in acute hospital settings: a literature review

Nurses’ attitudes towards caring for people with dementia in acute hospital settings

A literature review into the attitudes of nurses who care for patients with dementia

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the literature on advance...

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How can I ensure dementia care is based on the best available evidence?

Critically appraised topic (CAT) process helps ensure clinical practice is evidence-based

Advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioners: the potential to improve outcomes for older people with cataracts

AONPs: the potential to improve outcomes for older people with cataracts

The advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioner is well-placed to provide high-quality care

Type 2 diabetes in older people: pathophysiology, identification and management

Type 2 diabetes in older people: pathophysiology, identification and management

Exploring the implications of increased longevity and how this is linked to type 2 diabetes

Features

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Picture of an Admiral Nurse. While the NHS is hailed as heroic, other areas of health and care have felt ignored

Forgotten nurses of the pandemic

While the NHS is hailed as heroic, other areas of health and care have felt ignored

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Community nurse greeting one of her patients on her rounds during the pandemic

Has the COVID-19 crisis changed community nursing practice in the UK forever?

Nurses have had to make rapid adjustments in an ever-changing environment during the pandemic

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Nurses transform mouth care with oral hygiene plan

Two nurses devised single-use oral hygiene kit that hangs on patients’ bedsides

Opinion

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Students

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

A nurse sits talking to a nursing home resident as he undertakes a craft activity

Dementia at the end of life: why every nursing student needs to learn about it

An Admiral Nurse explains how she uses hospice placements to deepen students’ understanding

The students are asked ‘questions that are often challenging’

How teaching children about dementia helps you become a better communicator

Innovative resource helps nursing students improve children’s awareness of the condition

Careers

Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

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