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Routes into nursing

Your guide to all the routes into nursing

Our interactive graphic shows the path for nursing apprentices, associates and degree options

District nursing and technology

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Nurse who taped agitated patient’s mouth shut gets a caution from the NMC

Regulator rules nurse still fit to practise, but caution stays on her record for four years

Nursing associate

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

Analysis

Wanted: social care nurses with a flair for multitasking

A new document sets out the impressive range of responsibilities and contribution of nurses...

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Congress Audience

RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

Spotlight on ageism in the health service

Research suggests the health service may be ageist, and staff should look at their approach

nurse looks stressed and tired

Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Acute frailty services aim to cut avoidable ED admissions

NHS Long Term Plan puts the focus on improving acute frailty services for older people

Talking about death

It’s okay to talk about dying

How healthcare professionals can overcome their reluctance to talk to patients about death...

Clinical update

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Updated National Osteoporosis Society guideline on vitamin D

A guideline on which patients to test and who to treat for vitamin D deficiency

Updated NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure

People with chronic heart failure should be given a detailed care plan, updated NICE...

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

Pain

Pain assessment in older people

Updated guidelines emphasise the subjective nature of pain and offer ways to encourage...

New guidelines to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced new guidelines on age-...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to...

Policy briefing

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Improving care for patients who have catheters

RCN updates its guidance on using catheters and how to minimise associated risks

Guidance for nurses on verifying expected death

Hospice UK guidance supports nurses in verifying the expected death of an adult

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

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NHS Improvement guidance calls for consistent approach to pressure ulcer definition and...

Guidance calls for the 72-hour rule for pressure ulcers to be scrapped

Frailty

Frailty framework: focus on older people's assets not deficits

Skills framework aims to improve identification of frailty and support people to live well

NICE publishes new mental capacity guideline

After concerns about the Mental Capacity Act 2005, NICE issues a guideline on decision-...

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Give antibiotics for UTI to lessen sepsis risk

Antibiotics for suspected urinary tract infection in older people lessen the risk of sepsis

Thyroid function changes and cardiovascular health in older people

Studies suggest a higher threshold for treating thyroid problems in older people

Exercise can reduce falls by one quarter

Balance and functional training exercise can reduce falls in older people, a review shows

Obesity could raise risk of dementia

A combination of greater BMI and waist-hip ratio may be a risk factor for brain atrophy

Bioelectronics provides options in treatment of chronic pain

Bioelectrical medicine gives practitioners a fresh outlook on the treatment of chronic pain

Health risks of fried food highlighted

Fried food can pose health risks, especially heart problems, according to a study of US women

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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