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cervical screening campaign stand

Take a break, have a smear test: NHS trust’s bid to boost uptake among staff

Workplace cervical screening is proving a hit with nurses

Vacuuming office space

Northern Irish trust tells office-based nurses to clean their own workspace

Union Unite says the directive may aim to save money but is ‘absurd’

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Sanitary products

NHS hospital patients in England to receive free sanitary products

Scheme to tackle ‘period poverty’ is good news for nurses, says RCN

Ruth May

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

NHS nursing leaders

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Evidence and Practice

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

Why you should read this article • To recognise the disparity in health outcomes for people...

Implementing reasonable adjustments for disabled people in healthcare services

Implementing reasonable adjustments for disabled people in healthcare services

Improve your awareness of the adjustments that can be made

Effective approaches to health promotion in nursing practice

Effective approaches to health promotion in nursing practice

Understand how health promotion approaches can be embedded in your role

Use of nutrition therapy in the management of diabetes mellitus

Use of nutrition therapy in the management of diabetes mellitus

Find out how nutrients can affect glycaemic levels in patients with diabetes

Clinical supervision

Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision in nursing practice

Why you should read this article: • To understand the role of clinical supervision in...

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

Why you should read this article: • To understand how to differentiate between stroke and a...

Features

Healthcare professionals and patient site around a table

Shared decision-making: how nurses can help patients weigh up the issues

A person-centred approach will make interventions easier for patients to understand

Carolyn Morrice

'We're creating the nursing roles of the future'

As a trust chief nurse, Carolyn Morrice is a pioneer of integrated care and new nursing roles

Person with dementia

How to recognise and treat pain in someone with dementia

When nurses ‘think pain’ and take appropriate action, it can transform patients’ lives

patient points to visual analogue tool

Chronic pain: how to support patients by asking the right questions

What you need to know about assessing an individual’s experience of pain

Student nurse in general practice

The network for general practice nurses of the future

How student ambassadors are helping to promote the specialty as a first-choice career

Help patients plan for a potential health crisis

The ReSPECT scheme uses advance discussions to make care choices for a future emergency

Opinion

Bank staff

Workforce: Will perma-flexi be the new bank and agency nursing?

Flexible employment contracts are on the rise elsewhere, but not much has changed in the NHS

Beware of claiming to know your patient best

Can we really say nurses build a closer rapport than other multidisciplinary team members?

fake news newspaper

Jane Bates: tales of dangling eyeballs are nothing more than fake news… honest!

It can be hard for nurses to debunk myths that some patients seem to prefer over hard fact

Students

man receiving chest compressions

What it was like to deal with a patient in cardiac arrest for the first time

Acting and learning under pressure was emotionally draining – but here’s why it was worth it

Abby Martin

Please don’t call me ‘the student’

Nursing students have names – and an expectation to be part of the healthcare team too

Cartoon illustration of two figures, one giving the other a big thumbs down

The next generation needs encouragement, not derision

Critical comments such as ‘you're too posh to wash’ only dampen students’ enthusiasm

Careers

Unintended consequences

When you think you’re a good organiser, but they think you’re just plain bossy

Steps you can take to ensure nurse colleagues don’t misread your good intentions

nurse comforts tearful woman

Support in a crisis: what to bear in mind when comforting relatives in distress

How to feel better equipped to support patients’ loved ones when they are upset

Clinical academic nursing

How to build a career that combines clinical and research skills

Clinical academic nursing is relatively new but growing, with a career framework to match

Jobs