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Senior smoking

'Silent impact' of the baby-boomer generation's substance misuse...

The long-term effects of a cultural shift that saw recreational drug and alcohol use rise...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

Intermediate care benefits older people despite limited funding

English audit reveals 90% of patients either improve or maintain their independence after an...

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

End of Life

Survey reveals end of life care compromised

Difficulties in delivering a dignified death intesify

Shake-up of flawed pay bands system could make it quicker to get to the top

The third of our series of articles setting the scene for the 2018 negotiations on nurses’...

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Nurse-led campaign to put an end to ‘pyjama paralysis’ kicks off

The 70-day challenge aims to get older patients up and about in an effort to speed up their...

Jamaica/UK

UK and Jamaica nurse exchange aims to provide mutual learning

Nurses in Jamaica and the UK will have the chance to swap places in a nurse exchange...

Vaughan Gething

'Give students in Wales long-term certainty over bursary'...

Royal College of Midwives appeals for lasting commitment to degree funding as minister...

Family and clinicians with patient

Pain management among improvements needed in end of life care – Marie Curie study

Honest communication between clinicians and families essential, say researchers

Voting on pay rise

Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

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Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Clinical update

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...

Gambling

Parkinson’s disease

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

gout

Gout

Updated guidance on this painful inflammatory condition says patients should be offered...

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Why older people experience muscle loss

Study shows reinnervation of muscle fibres does not expand motor unit size in those with...

Tablet

Long-term proton pump inhibitor use does not increase hip fracture risk among people...

Despite slight increase in risk over first year, study shows no increase in number of...

Man in supermarket browsing biscuit section

Ultra-processed foods may increase cancer risk

Study shows greater consumption leads to higher risk but research is needed to determine...

Alcohol use disorders a major risk for dementia, especially early-onset

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-...

Some types of eyelid cancer rising steadily in England

Certain types of eyelid cancer have risen steadily over the past 15 years in England, with 2...

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Policy briefing

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.

Taking risks may help regain independence

The latest guidelines from NICE and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

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Nursing care after death in Northern Ireland

Our update on new guidance for nurses in Northern Ireland on caring for deceased patients...

GP services and care homes

As the ageing population continues to grow, a greater emphasis on joined-up working between

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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...

'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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Nursing Standard podcast: RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

RCNi nurse of the year 2017 Melanie Davies talks about her achievements

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Nursing Standard podcast: End of year Christmas quiz

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