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Nursing Awards 2021

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: find out who is on the shortlist

Our finalists showcase the best of nursing and the profession’s response to COVID-19

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Nursing Standard wins award for COVID-19 coverage and campaigning

Journal praised for the expert information and guidance it offered nurses in the pandemic

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock

Hancock accused of failing to credit nurses in vaccine rollout

Contribution of general practice nurses, rather than GPs, ‘should be made explicit’

Hospital parking fine: nurse ‘absolutely disillusioned’ about possible court action

Deborah Das parked on a grass verge but says she can never find a parking space at her trust

Learning disability nurse

Urgent investment needed as learning disability nurse numbers stall

Dire shortage in England's NHS could be putting patients’ lives at risk, RCN says

Hundreds of nurses who called charity helpline during pandemic had attempted suicide

Laura Hyde Foundation produces suicide prevention resource amid ‘mental health pandemic’

Evidence and Practice

How to safely collect and deliver blood components for transfusion

How to safely collect and deliver blood components for transfusion

Learn methods to minimise the risk of adverse events, including handling and storage errors

Compassion in nursing: exploring the perceptions of students and academics

Compassion in nursing: exploring the perceptions of students and academics

Recognise the factors that can influence the delivery of compassionate care

Data capture

Methods for capturing patient experience and satisfaction in healthcare services

How to undertake a patient satisfaction audit or research project

Understanding failings in patient safety: lessons from the case of surgeon Ian Paterson

Understanding failings in patient safety: lessons from the case of surgeon Ian Paterson

Learning from cases of malpractice and the role of nurses in raising concerns

An overview of diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes mellitus

An overview of diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes mellitus

Understand the role of the nurse in providing patient education and support

Examining the effects of COVID-19 on mental health services, service users and nurses

Examining the effects of COVID-19 on mental health services, service users and nurses

How the negative effects on nurses’ physical and mental well-being can be addressed

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Nurse wearing a face mask walks away from a hospital building, looking downcast

How COVID-19 is affecting nurses’ mental health, and what to do about it

There are so many reasons to feel anxious about coronavirus, but help is out there

Windrush generation nurses: reflections on racism and career triumphs against the odds

Nurses who came to the UK from Jamaica recall subtle discrimination and blatant barriers

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

What to say to a bereaved colleague

How to offer support, bearing in mind the different ways faiths and cultures deal with loss

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Opinion

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Mandatory vaccination for nursing staff: why conversation trumps coercion

Expert persuasion is a far better way to combat vaccine hesitancy than legal diktat

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

Data on long-COVID is key to protect nurses’ health

Long-COVID must be classed as an occupational disease so nurses are protected

Students

Drug calculations

Medicines management for nursing students: what you need to know

Do you feel daunted by this area of practice? Read expert advice on five key issues

How to stay out of trouble when using social media

Avoid getting caught up in a Twitter pile-on – or worse – with our social media guide

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

Careers

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

How never to let racism hold back your nursing career

As a migrant nurse, I knew I must create my own career opportunities – and here’s how

Making the move into nurse education: top tips

How rewarding roles in community nursing have helped me on a new career path

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