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Parking charges

Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

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RCNi Award finalists

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: find out who has made the finals

Our shortlist showcases professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care

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Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

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Study at home

Online nursing degrees will be on offer from January

Seven universities in England have signed up to provide the ‘blended’ degrees

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Annual leave

COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases

Matt Hancock in a BBC TV studio

Matt Hancock declines to promise pay rise this year for NHS nurses

Health secretary quizzed on call for ‘real-terms’ pay offer in light of effort in pandemic

Evidence and Practice

Understanding the role of the academic assessor

Understanding the role of the academic assessor

Learn the role’s responsibilities, benefits and potential challenges

Medicine

Optimising the absorption of medicines

Improve your understanding of the mechanisms of medicine absorption

Exploring the effects of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in adolescence

Exploring the effects of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in adolescence

Understand the psychological and practical impact of a diagnosis on adolescents

Understanding and applying personality types in healthcare communication

Understanding and applying personality types in healthcare communication

How knowledge of personality types can improve your contact with colleagues and patients

Understanding pharmacogenomic testing and its role in medicine prescribing

Understanding pharmacogenomic testing and its role in medicine prescribing

Exploring the nurse’s role in this branch of personalised medicine

Promoting and supporting healthy eating among nurses

How workplaces can be adapted to support nurses to eat healthily

Features

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Roles for self-isolating nurses

Self-isolating but still at work: the nurses behind the front line

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many nurses to forge new ways of working from home

Lyme disease risks

Lyme disease: how nurses can identify it and advise patients

How to detect the tick-borne infectious disease and promote awareness among the public

Shame, stigma and sexual dysfunction: the overlooked diabetes complications

Some physical and mental health issues common in people with diabetes are not discussed

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Agency nurses: trapped in a pandemic staffing paradox

Far from getting extra work due to COVID-19, many have struggled to obtain shifts

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Nurse-patient conversations: compassionate communication while social distancing

Finding new ways to meet patients’ needs when face-to-face care is not an option

Opinion

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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

PPE is vital, but gloves are no substitute for hand hygiene

Hand hygiene remains the key to preventing the spread of infection

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montage of images of nursing staff who died in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic

In remembrance: we invite you to share memories of colleagues who died in the pandemic

We hope online Book of Remembrance will be a comfort to bereaved families of nursing staff

Students

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Students on paid placements

Low-paid ‘on-the-job’ nursing student training will take the profession backwards

Paid clinical placements are no cure-all for student debt and staff shortages

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Helpline image

Our COVID-19 experience in art: capturing nursing students’ fears and challenges

Visual journalist Emily Thomas's artwork tells the stories of students’ NHS placements

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hands suggesting diverse racial heritage raised below a banner that reads 'Equality'

Racism and health inequalities: failure to act will keep on causing poor outcomes

As nursing students, we can combat systemic discrimination and improve health

Careers

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Flo Panel-Coates, chief nurse, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

COVID-19: providing nursing leadership in a public health crisis

UCLH chief nurse explains how the trust’s culture helped it through the peak of the outbreak

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Diabetes consultation over video call

COVID-19: how we adapted our diabetes service to provide seven-day-a-week, remote care

The changes that will remain post-pandemic and tips for adapting other services

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illustration shows a group of people with cogs in their brains

Human factor skills: how harnessing them helps nurses improve patient outcomes

Take control of challenging situations by understanding human factors in your team

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