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Eczema in adults: a quick guide to causes, types and supporting patients to self-manage

This common condition, characterised by dry, itchy skin, can greatly affect quality of life

Many NHS and social care workers no longer earning a living wage

One NHS employee told campaign group they were ‘down to one meal a day’

Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Evidence and Practice

Managing symptoms at the end of life: a guide for non-palliative care nurses

Managing symptoms at the end of life: a guide for non-palliative care nurses

Enhance your knowledge of interventions that can be used to manage common symptoms

Genetic haemochromatosis: diagnosis and treatment of an iron overload disorder

Genetic haemochromatosis: diagnosis and treatment of an iron overload disorder

Recognise the signs and symptoms, and enhance your ability to support patients

Essentials of wound care: assessing and managing impaired skin integrity

Essentials of wound care: assessing and managing impaired skin integrity

Using a holistic approach and shared decision-making with patients

How to cleanse a wound

How to cleanse a wound

Learn about the different techniques and products to use

An overview of the prevention and management of wound infection

An overview of the prevention and management of wound infection

Pathophysiology, risk factors and signs and symptoms of wound infection

Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

Communication skills to help you engage in challenging conversations with patients

Features

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Remote assessments for physical conditions: how to get the most from video calls

Virtual consultations can transform care, and there are tools to help with tech and skills

Opinion

Show of appreciation: what’s the problem with a teabag ‘treat’?

Maybe managers should focus instead on ensuring the breaks in which to enjoy a cuppa

When nurses make mistakes, is it the workplace that’s setting them up to fail?

Exploring complex human factors is a better way to prevent errors from recurring

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

Students

Being a nursing student and a parent: how to make it work for you and your family

Tips for new students with children, from placements and studying to benefits and childcare

Considering an elective placement overseas? Here’s what you need to know

How to plan and prepare for a placement abroad, and how it could help develop your skills

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

What does an endometriosis specialist adviser do – could a role at a charity be for you?

Advice on combining NHS and charity nursing roles, and how it could develop your career

Diversity in senior roles: a programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic leaders

How an NHS England Midlands scheme aims to improve representation and support staff

When the pressure is too much: how to recognise and seek help for burnout

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes her struggle to prioritise her well-being

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