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Covid-19

COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

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Older Nurse

COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

Picture shows medic writing on clipboard. If a resuscitation attempt is inappropriate and no DNACPR order is in place, you must be ready to defend your decision.

What nurses need to know if they decide not to attempt CPR

Be prepared to defend your actions if no DNACPR order is in place

Picture shows a group of older people doing stretch exercises. Prevention of health problems among older people should be a cornerstone of geriatric medicine, and nurses have an important role to play.

How nurses can promote healthy ageing and prevention

Prevention is the cornerstone of geriatric medicine

Social care funding

Funding and workforce issues increasing 'fragility' of social care, says CQC

A CQC report shows there are not enough adult social care services to keep up with demand

Conversation in a hospice

Nurses need access to end of life training says leading cancer charity

Macmillan Cancer Support calls for clear guidance on personalising care at the end of life

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

Woman studies on her laptop

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

A new document sets out the impressive range of responsibilities and contribution of nurses in social care

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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

Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Acute frailty services aim to cut avoidable ED admissions

NHS Long Term Plan puts the focus on improving acute frailty services for older people

It’s okay to talk about dying

How healthcare professionals can overcome their reluctance to talk to patients about death...

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Access to older people's services is 'complicated and confusing', CQC...

Report suggests integration can improve services, but highlights navigation difficulties

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