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Influenza vaccine

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

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Growth of healthcare assistant numbers outstrips nurse recruitment, study finds

Figures prompt renewed call for mandatory safe staffing in England

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BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

Parking fees

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

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RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

‘Better financial support could encourage more people into nursing career’

Health Education England’s RePAIR report recommends targeted funds for prospective students

Analysis

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

CQC report highlights shortfalls in care provision for over 65s

Beyond Barriers takes a holistic look at interaction of NHS and social care services in...

Nurse managers have a vital role in the future success of social care

The government's promised social care measures will need strong nurse leadership and joined-...

Gosport scandal: what it means for older people’s nurses

Experts say nurses must be able to feel confident about appropriate use of opioids

Multimorbidity

Why we need to act now to tackle the global phenomenon of multi-morbidity

As the number of people with multi-morbidity continues to rise, we must change our approach...

Clinical update

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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...

Visual acuity should not restrict access to cataract surgery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance to improve care...

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes...

Policy briefing

CQC recommends new approaches to older people's care...

CQC recommends new approaches to health and social care for older people

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Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and...

Improving respiratory health in Wales

The Welsh Government's plan to improve accuracy and diagnosis speeds for chronic obstructive...

Social care green paper must address workforce crisis

With the social care system struggling to meet the needs of older people, a green paper to...

National Early Warning Score update

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score...

Guidelines on home use of oxygen

The latest policies and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

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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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Pimavanserin provides short-term benefit in Alzheimer’s disease psychosis

A study suggests pimavanserin may be safer than traditional medications for Alzheimer’s

Retinal examinations may help assess and prevent cardiovascular events

A study suggests retinal examinations might help assess and prevent strokes and heart attacks

Diabetes drugs may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Prescribers should think twice before using gliptins for some patients with type 2 diabetes

Understanding alcohol-related liver disease patients’ illness beliefs

Survey measured patients' views about medicines relating to alcoholic liver disease

Clinical presentation of scabies in older care home residents differs from classic...

Prospective study of scabies outbreaks in ten care homes for older people

Haloperidol associated with slight increased risk of death in acute myocardial...

Comparing the use of haloperidol versus atypical antipsychotics and risk of in-hospital death

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

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