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Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

Nurse looks back and waves as she stands beside exit

We’re off: NMC reveals extent of exodus from register as many leavers blame pandemic

Find out reasons why nurses say they feel forced to turn their backs on their careers

Hospital staff launch grievance due to reinstated parking fees at Cheshire hospital

Trust reinstated parking fees despite warnings NHS staff are struggling with rising costs

Nurses with disabilities are ‘being let down’ by NHS employers

Nurse Bethann Siviter responds to report showing lack of workplace adjustments for many staff

Campus of Queen’s University Belfast

Nursing and midwifery university places rise in Northern Ireland

Funding rise will see 1,335 places available in 2022-23, with recruitment of nurses critical

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

Evidence and Practice

Effects of social isolation and restrictions on older people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Effects of social isolation and restrictions on older people during the COVID-19...

Why you should read this article: • To understand older people’s perspectives of the...

How do I use the 4AT tool for delirium?

Delirium is time-critical, but can be identified with a simple bedside test

‘Guiding Lights for effective workplace cultures’: enhancing the care environment for staff and patients in older people’s care settings

‘Guiding Lights for effective workplace cultures’

Enhancing the care environment for staff and patients in older people’s care settings

Diagnosing, managing and preventing urinary tract infections in older people with dementia in hospital

Diagnosing, managing and preventing UTIs in older people with dementia in hospital

Urinary tract infections are common in older people but frequently complicated to diagnose

Care home uniforms: exploring stakeholders’ views on clothing options for staff

Care home uniforms: exploring stakeholders’ views on clothing options for staff

The care home community is divided on whether or not staff should wear a uniform

Build your nursing expertise with the help of communities of practice

Participation enhances your career and develops new, diverse practices

Features

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

Remote assessments for physical conditions: how to get the most from video calls

Virtual consultations can transform care, and there are tools to help with tech and skills

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

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

Can community nurses cope with increased out of hospital services for older people?

Community care has good outcomes, but district nursing workloads exceed capacity of services

Opinion

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

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Workplace culture is crucial to our future vision of healthcare

Care failings need to be addressed in older people’s nursing and other settings

Have your say on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice

Nurses have until 7 July to contribute to the consultation on proposed changes in England

Students

What to expect from a placement with a district nursing team

Hone your leadership, communication and clinical skills while supporting patients at home

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

Careers

Macmillan nurses: find out about the wide range of NHS roles supported by the charity

It’s a huge force in UK cancer nursing, so could Macmillan have the right job for you?

What does the role of diabetes specialist nurse involve?

Qualifications you need and the pay to expect in this influential and autonomous role

What is a digital nurse specialist – and could it be your next role?

Implementing new technologies is about change management and prioritising patient safety

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