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Free parking for community nurses

Council pledges to provide free parking for healthcare staff on home visits

Nursing organisations welcome ‘common-sense’ approach to community roles

Teen gambling

UK's first gambling addiction clinic for children set to open

It is estimated there are 55,000 children and young people with a gambling problem

Learning disability nurse

Learning disability nursing: RCN calls for urgent investment to recruit more staff

College says NHS in England has lost 2,309 nurses in the specialty since 2009

House prices

Nurses only able to afford a house in 3% of towns in the UK

Nurses are least able to afford a house in the UK compared with other key workers

woman holds her hand up in defence

NHS staff reveal extent of sexual harassment they face at work

Nurses and colleagues put up with harassment, believing bosses won’t take action – Unison

Simon Stevens

Flexible working in the NHS: we’ve got to make it happen, says chief executive

Simon Stevens tells NHS Confederation the nursing shortage is service’s biggest challenge

Evidence and Practice

Developing cultural competence in caring for LGBTQI+ patients

Developing cultural competence in caring for LGBTQI+ patients

Healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex people

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

How to provide effective support to enhance their skills, knowledge and self-confidence

Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Learn how ERAS can reduce post-operative complications and length of hospital stays

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

Understanding your role in reducing medication errors

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Understand its causes and clinical manifestations, and how to care for patients

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

Learn communication skills to improve care for this patient group

Features

Mental health conference

The mental health conference that felt more like a festival

Student-led conference on mental health nursing incorporated yoga, dance and social media

Charlie Gard protest

Social media: a useful tool for nurses that can become a weapon against them

Nurses can be targets of online abuse – with even fellow registrants going on the attack

speeding care in a 20mph zone

How nurses can ease families’ anguish in the aftermath of a car crash

A critical care sister explains how a shocking family tragedy gave her unique nursing insight

Addicted to pain killers

Opioid misuse: breaking the prescription addiction cycle

Help patients understand how opioids are making their pain worse, not better

OPAT team

The nurse-led innovation that cuts costs and workload while improving patient outcomes

Video and simulation training in IV self-administration allows faster inpatient discharge

Jeane Freeman

‘We’re offering nurses the best deal in the UK’

Scotland’s health secretary is a former nurse who supports safe staffing legislation

Opinion

Do labels like LGBTQI+ help or hinder?

Our senior nurse editor reflects on the legacy of the Stonewall riots and the use of LGBTQI+

Protection against mental ill-health should be available to all – even nurses

Prevention is a novel concept in mental health, but its importance should not be overlooked

Hospital visiting

The case for patient-centred visiting hours

Strict and inflexible visiting hours are at odds with patient-focused care

Students

Sexual health

What to expect from a placement at a sexual health clinic

Sexual health nurses need to be able to tackle sensitive issues with confidence

PTSD illustration

How I learned it’s okay to ask for support after a traumatic event

Counselling helped one student realise she shouldn't ‘just carry on’ despite her anxiety

Individuals working together as a team

When your course schedule says ‘group work’ and you think ‘hard work’

Ways to cope with conflicting study styles and goals in collaborative learning

Careers

Volunteer

Is it worth undertaking a PhD? 

A PhD can be a hard slog, but the rewards from carrying out your own research are immense

Jessica Davidson

Forensic nursing: why I love this complex and unpredictable job

Senior forensic nurse Jessica Davidson is helping develop postgraduate education in her field

Breakfast with the chief nurse

Breakfast with the chief nurse: breaking the ice with new and existing staff

How drop-in sessions offer a chance to hear concerns and resolve issues

Jobs