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Patient Janet Adams on the ward with her husband Arthur and daughter and son-in law on their wedding day

Nurse brings wedding day to the ward for mother of the bride

Patient Janet Adams was too unwell to attend ceremony, but didn’t miss out on the occasion

Board game aims to stimulate nurses to identify and discuss domestic violence and abuse

The board game that helps you identify domestic violence and abuse

Nurse lecturer’s learning tool aims to get healthcare staff talking about how they can help

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Proposed £36,000 salary threshold for migrants ‘should not apply to nurses’

Think tank’s suggested minimum salary threshold sparks nurse recruitment concerns

Young women smile as they huddle to read their exam results

A-level results: number of students accepted on to nursing degrees up on 2018

Nursing degree applicants confirm their university places – or prepare for UCAS clearing

Liverpool Prison, where the nurses worked

NMC throws out cases against nurses accused of failing to raise staffing concerns

Liverpool Prison colleagues had faced FtP hearings after reviews found poor care

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Nearly 7,000 NHS staff sick days in England last year due to drug or alcohol misuse

Alcohol charity says a climate of openness and support is vital

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Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

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NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

How nurses can help older people out of the loneliness trap

Loneliness is a growing public health concern and nurses are being urged to help tackle it

Wanted: social care nurses with a flair for multitasking

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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

Clinical update

Osteoporosis drug

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

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

Treat delirium as a medical emergency

Delirium is a medical emergency and risk reduction should be considered throughout care

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Prevention is vital in reducing harm from falls

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents issues national accident prevention strategy...

nurse prepares a catheter for insertion

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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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

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

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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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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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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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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...

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