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Picture of Bianca Hanbury-Morris, who has organised a fund for the families of Filipino NHS workers lost in the pandemic

Fund set up for families of Filipino NHS workers lost in pandemic

Target of £20,000 to help Philippines families of staff who die from COVID-19

Stressed nurse

Money worries, stress and inadequate breaks common among nurses in Wales – survey

Public Health Wales poll prompts calls for greater investment in staff well-being

Picture shows a nurse holding an electronic tablet talking to a mother with a young daughter

General practice nursing: QNI sets standards for new staff

Queen’s Nursing Institute says they will act as a guide for nurses and employers

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Nurses access to PPE

COVID-19: PPE harder to access for BAME nurses

RCN survey uncovers stark inequalities in provision of personal protective equipment

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Jann Tipping and Annalan Navaratnam wedding in hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurse and doctor marry in ‘surreal’ wedding at their workplace

Couple tie the knot in hospital chapel after wedding plans were scuppered by the pandemic

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Skincare advice for nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance on dealing with the ravages of extra handwashing and PPE use

Evidence and Practice

Urinary tract infection prevention: evaluating Scotland’s national hydration campaign

Urinary tract infection prevention: evaluating Scotland’s national hydration campaign

Understand the challenges posed by urinary tract infections in older people

Changing needs in advanced dementia

Changing needs in advanced dementia

Why you should read this article: • To be aware that people living with advanced dementia...

Supporting family carers via the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline: reflection on a case study

Supporting family carers via the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline: reflection on a case...

Why you should read this article: • To increase your awareness of the post-diagnostic...

Evaluating a palliative care education programme for domiciliary care workers

Evaluating a palliative care education programme for domiciliary care workers

Testing acceptability of Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

Nurse attending to an older patient who is experiencing and needs hydration

How do I manage the care of an older person with delirium?

Guidelines recommend prompt detection by screening older people on admission to hospital

Introduction to living with advanced dementia series

Introduction to living with advanced dementia series

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the importance of evidence-based best...

Features

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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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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

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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

Picture of RCNi Nurse Award 2019 winner Lindsay Rees

Could it be you? Entries now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this prestigious nursing award in 2020

Opinion

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Picture shows an older man being assisted by a medic in a promotional picture for the 30 Days Wild challenge.

Connect with nature and brighten darkest days

Taking part in a challenge to spend time closer to nature can reduce stress and depression

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Picture shows a resident of Wren Hall nursing home talking to a medic who is wearing personal protective equipment

Some care homes may not survive COVID-19

Anita Astle says pandemic has pushed her to the brink and her nursing home towards bankruptcy

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Picture shows an older woman lying in bed looking unwell. Follow Public Health England advice and also be aware that older patients can become suddenly unwell, says advanced clinical practitioner Neal Aplin.

Keep a high index of suspicion for COVID-19 in older patients

Follow advice from PHE and be aware that older patients can become suddenly unwell

Students

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

A 'This is me' form and an elderly male patient in the background

‘This is me’ document helped me provide personalised end of life care

A student reflects on building a nurse-patient relationship with a hospice patient

Careers

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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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Lindsay Dingwall

COVID-19: ‘Infection prevention and control is as vital in care homes as in the NHS’

Lindsay Dingwall on caring for some of society's most vulnerable people

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