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How to set up a virtual frailty ward and ensure continuity of care

Created in response to COVID-19, the VFW means discharged patients can be cared for at home

Malnutrition: how to spot early signs of unplanned weight loss or gain in older people

Easy-to-use tools can help identify risk for those living independently during COVID-19

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How upskilling nurses can solve the care home crisis

Call for specialist gerontological training and online learning networks

Compulsory staff vaccination for COVID-19 ignores the power of respect and persuasion

Compelling care home workers to be double-jabbed is no way to treat this workforce

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

Dying and bereavement: what patients and families want at the end of life

Why workforce gaps and overstretched services remain the biggest hurdle to getting it right

District nursing: how to launch and maintain a successful night service

A community night nursing service is helping ease pandemic pressures

Dying from inequality as much as from COVID-19: the reality for deprived communities

Nurses see the impact of poverty in the pandemic, and we must advocate for the disadvantaged

Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Discharging older patients: a single form could help avoid unnecessary hospital delays

Making information about an older person easier to access and record

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COVID-19: we must not forget the vital role community nurses play during lockdown

Community nurses find solutions to challenges – but not at the price of their own well-being

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COVID-19 vaccine consent and dementia: implications and advice

Gaining consent and supporting people with dementia around the vaccination programme

We’ve given our all in the COVID-19 response – but it’s not over yet

As the vaccination programme gets underway, nurses step up again

Care homes and COVID-19: nurses must work closely with families to ensure safe visits

New guidance and effective infection control can reduce the risks to residents and staff

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Successful nursing handovers: tips for every shift

Clear communication is critical. Here’s how to make the most of handovers

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

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