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Nurse administers the flu jab to another healthcare professional in a bid to protect colleagues and patients and help ease NHS winter pressures

Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients

BAME nurses

BAME nurses: online resource will celebrate their contribution to healthcare

You can help by sending details of inspirational careers and ‘unsung heroes’

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended

RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

COVID-19 testing swabs

COVID-19: inability to obtain test forces nurses to take time off work

Staff with symptomatic children have to self-isolate, which puts strain on colleagues

Picture shows a cancer nurse specialist examining a patient

NHS needs 2,500 more cancer nurses, Macmillan says

Cancer nurse staffing in England ‘needs a fully funded plan to get services back on track’

Long-COVID: what nurses need to know about longer-term effects of the virus

How to support people who still have symptoms months after their initial infection

Evidence and Practice

Early diagnosis and effective management of sepsis

Early diagnosis and effective management of sepsis

Learn how to recognise sepsis and optimise patients’ chances of survival

Open access
An enduring legacy: contributions of Royal College of Nursing fellows to nursing science

An enduring legacy: contributions of Royal College of Nursing fellows to nursing science

How RCN fellows have contributed to advancing the profession

Artificial hydration at the end of life: balancing benefits and risks in the absence of conclusive evidence

Artificial hydration at the end of life: balancing benefits and risks

Explore the central questions in the absence of conclusive evidence

Using the SSKIN care bundle to prevent pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit

Learn about risk assessment tools and how to use the five-step care bundle

Role of the nurse in supporting the safe use of opioids

Role of the nurse in supporting the safe use of opioids

Understand the pharmacology, side effects and risks of opioids

Assessment, diagnosis and management of constipation

Assessment, diagnosis and management of constipation

The common causes and types of constipation, and the interventions available

Features

Sexual harassment against nurses: what to do if you or your colleagues are affected

New RCN guidance aims to empower nurses to recognise and report it

COVID-19 ‘surge’ training: helping nurses provide compassionate end of life care

Redeployed staff learn about communication skills and their roles as witness bearers

Skilled professionals or NHS ‘heroes’: has public perception of nursing really changed?

An enhanced profile is one thing, but better pay and support requires a fundamental shift

Childbirth, menopause, ageing and stress incontinence: dispelling the myths

How nurses can explain that pads are not the answer and need not be inevitable

Why using the terminology of ‘pain catastrophising’ can be harmful

Patients experiencing chronic pain think the term belittles how they are affected

Keeping anticoagulant services flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic

From blood tests via letterboxes to managing drug switches, nurses have been adapting care

Opinion

Successful nursing handovers: tips for every shift

Clear communication is critical. Here’s how to make the most of handovers

Fair pay: the only option that helps us keep the nurses we have

The international nurse stopgap is no longer a possibility. COVID-19 demands a values shift

Flu jabs are all in a day’s work for nurses – and Matt Hancock should know this

Shadowing a nurse would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

Students

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare

Mental health lead David Van DeVelde

The importance of equality and diversity in nursing care

Mental health nurse David Van de Velde reflects on the importance of equality and diversity in nursing care and in teams

Can a mental health service user also be a good nursing student?

For a nursing career, an understanding of service users’ experiences is actually a positive

Careers

Why every nurse should embrace the potential of digital technology

Information management is fundamental to nursing, which is why computers are a powerful ally

Free

Nursing careers and jobs fair: RCNi’s events go virtual

Find your dream job or attend a CPD-accredited seminar - all without leaving home

Agency nurses: why we need to challenge outdated stereotypes

How the right support and training can make the most of this vital healthcare workforce

Jobs