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Picture shows the post box honouring Mary Seacole in Cardiff.

Mary Seacole among black Britons honoured with special post boxes

Special edition post boxes to mark Black History Month honour contributions of black Britons

Two women dressed in mortar board and gowns for their graduation – as 2,000 nursing students face long delay to graduate as a result of the pandemic

Delayed graduation: why nursing students face months of clinical placement catch-up

COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on practice learning schedules

Picture shows section of RCN Beat the Flu poster

RCN’s Beat the Flu campaign warns of double jeopardy with COVID-19 this winter

Campaign urges nurses and healthcare staff to get the flu vaccination as early as possible

Joining an online Zoom conference for nurses to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

QNI’s free online conference will share lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic

Queen's Nursing Institute also says conference is a thank you to community nurses

A worker gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall, as deliveries of personal protective equipment are being increased, with millions of masks and gloves have already delivered to front-line staff

Billions of PPE items on order as NHS prepares for second wave of COVID-19

Four-month stockpiles of personal protective equipment will be in place from November

Woman sits slumped in bed, head in hands. Fatigue is among the symptoms of long-COVID

Long-COVID: nurses struggling to recover from coronavirus need support of employers

Call for research into COVID-19’s long-lasting effects among nursing staff

Analysis

What innovations in care for older people have emerged during pandemic?

British Geriatrics Society seeks to learn from successes and failures during COVID-19

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

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

Nursing students: here’s how your training will look in the new academic year

Post-pandemic peak, universities plan to continue with initiatives such as online lessons

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Nurse pay: will the ‘clap for carers’ sentiment mean anything come negotiation time?

The government now has a chance to reflect the nation’s gratitude in its pay awards

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Remote nursing consultations: how to get them right

Video consultations are here to stay. Here’s how to prepare for this ‘new normal’ in care

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Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: the steps to take when your shift ends to stay safe at home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take– but what do the experts say?

Clinical update

Diagnosis of respiratory symptoms

New guidance offers pragmatic advice on the safest approach during the pandemic

How to deliver person-centred end of life care for older people living with frailty

New guidance aims to help nurses deliver high-quality, person-centred care

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Diabetes and care homes: how nurses can manage risk related to COVID-19

Advice on effective management of hyperglycaemia, as well as end of life care and foot care

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Home nutrition

COVID-19 nutritional advice

Nutritional advice to help patients during and after COVID-19 has been published

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COVID-19: NICE guidance on community and end of life care

NICE has published guidance on treating the symptoms of COVID-19 in patients at home

Patient notes

Dementia and the prescription of antipsychotics in hospital

Key points for nurses from a dementia audit by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Policy briefing

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COVID-19: how to make PPE less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Public Health England has issued guidance for staff in care homes

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Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

Picture shows an older couple, the woman appearing confused and a nurse looking at her. Five principles on care for people with dementia are set out in a new RCN document.

Personalised care for people with dementia

Five principles on care for people with dementia are set out in a new RCN document

Care home medication management

Care home charter aims to improve medicines management

The Patients Association charter promotes shared decision-making

Bowel cancer

Essential bowel care advice for nurses

RCN guidance advocates a proactive approach to bowel care

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

Research news

Picture shows a 3D illustration of herpes viruses and antibodies. Nurses and GPs play a pivotal role in shingles vaccine uptake, according to researchers investigating why people have the vaccination.

Vital role for nurses in shingles vaccination uptake

Nurses play a pivotal role in uptake of the shingles vaccine targeting people over 70

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Frailty

Care home nurses’ role in identifying frailty in older people

Ways in which healthcare professionals may be able to help and intervene

Astrocyte glial nerve cells

Could glial cells in the brain hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s?

Genetic studies show that multiple genes are involved with the development of the disease

Stomach acid reflux

Proton pump inhibitors should not be used for longer than necessary, study finds

Research compares death rates of people taking PPIs with those taking H2 blockers

Glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease

Dietary supplement glucosamine may help prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce mortality

Blood tests offer clue to dementia risk

Blood tests using biomarkers could be used to predict dementia risk

Exercise

Exercise counters functional decline of older people in hospital

Older people in hospital need an exercise programme to avoid discharge with a new disability

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Chronic lymphcytic leukaemia: Improving treatment and support for patients

This feature has been funded by Janssen UK and written on the company’s behalf by M&F Health, based on an interview with Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Karen Stanley.

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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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 career move to work in Wales.

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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, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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