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What is the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) and why is it important?

NEWS2 has created a common language so nurses can act quickly to help deteriorating patients

What happens now: the state of nursing after the COVID-19 pandemic

Six nurse leaders discuss how the past 18 months have affected their workplaces

Maths anxiety: how to conquer your fears and calculate with confidence

Reduce your risk of medications errors by becoming comfortable with numbers

Older LGBT+ people’s care: how to create a safe, inclusive and comfortable environment

Heteronormative bias means older LGBT+ service users can feel unsafe and uncomfortable

Nutritional care: steps to support patients with eating and drinking difficulties

The latest guidance on assessment and care, especially for those at the end of life

DNACPR notices: what went wrong in the pandemic and the conversations that matter

Advance care planning is vital and nurses in all settings should be involved, experts say

Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Innovations in uniform design are making COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable

Older people with urgent care needs: new advice will aid clinical decision-making

Updated guidance aims to help minimise hospital stays and spot the signs of frailty

Coronavirus reinfection: what we know so far

The risk for nurses, plus how to advise patients worried about contracting COVID again

Caring for trans and non-binary people: overcoming the fear of ‘getting it wrong’

How to address inequitable treatment and improve communication with patients

How nutrition can help prevent and treat pressure ulcers

A balanced diet and good hydration are vital for patients to maintain robust and healthy skin

Picture shows a woman taking a vitamin D supplement. As autumn/winter approaches many people will need to top up their levels of vitamin D levels and nurses can play a key role in advising on this

Why nurses need to talk about vitamin D with their patients

As spring arrives and lockdown eases, nurses can encourage people to boost vitamin D levels

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: what you need to know

Nurses are playing a leading role in the mass vaccination programme

During the pandemic care home nurses have proven there is more than one front line

In a changed world, care home nurses have shown that they have the skills to care for people...

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: what to say to allay patients’ concerns

Not everyone trusts the coronavirus vaccine – but advice from nurses can change minds

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out so far: nurses’ experiences in hospitals and GP surgeries

As the programme extends into primary care, teams will need support

Can virtual placements compare? The realities of blended learning during COVID-19

Nursing courses moved classes online amid the pandemic, but some changes might stay

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