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NMC set to overhaul public health and community nursing post-registration standards

NMC’s co-produced changes will update, modernise and streamline post-registration standards

Hospitals set up food banks and emergency loans for nurses

RCN criticises the ‘outrageous state of affairs’ and demands fair pay for staff

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Hospital worker arrested after infant dies of suspected poisoning

Woman reported to be a nurse suspected of administering poison with intent to endanger life

RCN Library’s first post-COVID exhibition shows 100 years of learning disability care

From asylums to individualised care, exhibition provides insights into past practice

London trust launches recruitment campaign to encourage local nurses to join its team 

NHS staff front recruitment campaign as demand for mental health services rise

Man who has prostate cancer sits talking to nurse

Let’s tackle this taboo: nurses bid to improve care for black men with prostate cancer

Group is at increased risk of disease yet faces inequalities in post-diagnosis support

Analysis

Pressure to work overtime: how to say no and prioritise work-life balance

If you’re working extra hours it may well be unpaid – and it may well be damaging your health

When a patient dies: providing compassionate care and support

How to maintain dignity and privacy, support families and protect your own well-being

Flexible working: have the new rules made a difference for nurses?

What you told our survey about why it matters, making requests and support from managers

Your next pay rise: find out what to expect from NHS negotiations

As the cost of living soars, we guide you though the next steps in the 2022-23 pay deal

Safe mobilisation and how to keep a patient’s falls risk in perspective

Deconditioning happens fast – which is why supporting mobility is a nursing priority

Wearing religious emblems: your right to choose or your employer’s right to regulate?

When a cross, hijab or kara may be allowed under uniform policy – and when they might not

Clinical update

Wound care: what the framework for standardised treatment means for your patients

Guidance focuses on individualised care for pressure ulcers, lower limbs and surgical wounds

Nutrition-related sarcopenia: how to advise patients on improving diet

Sarcopenia is marked by a loss of muscle mass and often seen in older people

Cardiac arrest and CPR: guidance update aims to improve survival and patient outcomes

Resuscitation UK advice affirms role of advance care planning

Safeguarding older people in care homes: recommendations on policy, training and culture

Guidance from NICE on spotting signs of neglect and abuse and action to take

Long-COVID: what it means and how to manage the longer-term effects

Advice from NICE on how to care for patients with ongoing symptoms of the virus

Online repeat prescriptions: advice on how to order for care home residents

Information on setting up secure proxy access for care home staff for repeat prescriptions

Policy briefing

ReSPECT form update: a more patient-centred focus for advance care planning

How nurses can implement changes to the RCUK process for end of life decision-making

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

Public Health England has issued guidance for staff in care homes

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

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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