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Sterling notes

Pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change contracts outside NHS

NHS pay deal to be extended to nurses employed by arm’s-length providers

New health secretary says technology should be used to ease pressures on staff

I'm going to listen to health staff, and learn from them, promises Matt Hancock

Brexit

Brexit white paper vague on immigration restrictions EU nurses may face, says RCN

Paper says future plan ‘would end free movement, taking back control of the UK’s borders’

Patient deterioration

Home care provider’s ‘soft signs’ system ‘significantly reduces’ hospital admissions

Care workers use 'soft signs' list to spot deterioration and alert nurses

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Guidance on safe medical staffing issued

Royal College of Physicians guidance includes recommendations on advanced nurse practitioners

Transition to adult mental health services

Report demands improved transition of young people to adult mental health services

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch says ‘many still do not have a positive experience’

Evidence and Practice

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

Why you should read this article: » To ensure your knowledge and skills in assisting in...

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Why you should read this article: » To understand the role of nurses in reducing alcohol-...

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

Why you should read this article » To identify the challenges that may be experienced in...

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of, and the nurse’s role in...

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Why you should read this article: » To enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology, causes...

Communication

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

Why you should read this article: » To understand the potential effects of various types of...

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Nurse of the Year ‘makes you feel there is someone there for you’

A tribute to the RCN Nurse of the Year 2018, Angela Hall, by her patient the Rev Mark Bond

‘My dedicated nurses inspired me to join the profession’

Student nurse award winner recalls two nurses who cared for her as she recovered from sepsis

Legal responsibilities

Legal responsibilities

A CPD article improved Bernadette Parsons’ understanding of the legal standard of care...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 2

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the treatment and management of chronic...

Features

Flash glucose monitoring: how to access ‘life-changing’ diabetes technology

Sensor removes need for regular finger-prick testing, but is not available universally on NHS

Naz Islam

My experience as a mental health service user is invaluable to my role

Naz Islam is part of our Commitment to Carers winning team in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

Opinion

Safe staffing: five years on from the Francis report what has changed?

With nurses struggling to provide safe care, UK-wide staffing laws can’t come soon enough

signs point to two directions

Nurses face so many uncertainties over Brexit and immigration control

EU nurses in the UK need to know what their post-Brexit status will be

Turning the tide on NHS waste

A sea change in practice is needed to reduce the amount of waste in the NHS, says Jane Bates

Students

What I learned from shadowing the specialists

A student’s experience of shadowing a clinical nurse specialist and a senior research nurse

Food

Kindness is tangible in a mental health crisis

A nursing student reflects on the profound effect of sharing a meal with a patient

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older...

Careers

Nasser Roheemun

60 seconds with haematology specialist nurse Nasser Roheemun 

Nursing has taught me to embrace every challenge – you never know where it will lead

Super switch

Super-switching: How to master the art of multitasking

Juggling duties may hinder productivity, but for nurses it's often the only choice...

You can be amazing too: six small changes you can make to get out of a rut

Life as a nurse can be exhausting, but it’s important to recognise your own talents

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