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parking fees

Hospital parking charges: Norfolk trust staff to protest against ‘swingeing hikes’

Health union warns it could ballot members on industrial action

Scotland publishes new safe staffing bill

No minimum staffing ratio, but care providers must use workload and workforce planning tools

Flu vaccine

Flu jab: nurses lag behind doctors in uptake of seasonal vaccine

Healthcare workers at elevated risk of contracting flu

Campaign aims to close life expectancy gap for people with mental ill health

Equally Well UK campaign hopes to spur on organisations to tackle 'shocking'

Nurse prescribing to a patient over a desk

Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes new proficiency standards

NMC describes standards, to be implemented by 2020, as ‘ambitious’ despite some criticism

Long work hours aren’t productive, skills expert says

Being at work longer than required doesn’t help healthcare organisations, a workforce expert

Evidence and Practice

Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care

Providing nutritional support for patients in critical care

Why you should read this article: » To assist you to provide appropriate nutritional support...

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the link between atrial...

Toilet

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

Why you should read this article: » To enhance your understanding of the signs, symptoms,...

Leadership

Exploring the role of advanced nurse practitioners in leadership

Why you should read this article: » To understand some of the main challenges for advanced...

ECG

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

Why you should read this article: • To acknowledge the importance of recording a 12-lead...

Urinary incontinence

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women

Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of the types of urinary...

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Legal responsibilities

Legal responsibilities

A CPD article improved Bernadette Parsons’ understanding of the legal standard of care...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 2

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the treatment and management of chronic...

Writing an article provided a chance to gain valuable feedback

Despite being an experienced nurse and lecturer, Nelson Selvaraj initially found writing an...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 1

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms...

Features

Children’s visits bring happy days to care home

A nursing home finds that inviting children to join residents in activities such as cooking...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

How to create a ‘take a break’ culture

Skipping breaks can put nurses' health at risk...

Technology

How to embrace technologies transforming care

New systems and apps are improving the way nurses interact with patients and colleagues

A nurse’s story: what it takes to do the hardest job of all

Author and RCN congress keynote speaker Christie Watson says nurses desperately need support

Pride in the rich past of nursing’s diversity

RCN exhibition reveals history of LGBT and BME nurses and those with disabilities

Opinion

Get moving: take on the challenge of patient mobility

Nurses can help educate patients on how to prevent deconditioning due to bed rest and...

Are you ready to work alongside robots?

Robots are already being used in some UK healthcare settings, and the trend is set to...

We shouldn't have to lie about short staffing

Hospital managers must take responsibility when understaffing affects care, says Jane Bates

Students

Notes from congress, and how one voice can sway a profession

A student reflects on what she learned at congress – including how one voice can sway a...

What to expect from a placement in police custody

A police custody suite offers many opportunities to learn about person-centred care

Pay deal

A student's guide to the proposed NHS pay deal...

The student representative for RCN's trade union committee considers the implications of the...

Careers

Hidden judgement

How to challenge the misguided assumptions we all make

You cannot take back an insensitive comment, but you can minimise the risk of it happening

Support

How to help colleagues during real-life dramas

Supporting a nurse who is struggling can be difficult, but just listening is a good start

RCN congress

‘More bang for your buck’ at this year’s RCN congress

Four-day event in Belfast will offer a range of learning sessions and CPD opportunities

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