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Picture shows a bundle of Scottish banknotes tied up in ribbon

Nurses in Scotland to receive £500 COVID-19 bonus

Thank you payment is separate from pay negotiations, with RCN Scotland seeking 12.5% rise

Three nurses dance their way to the Strictly NHS final

NHS charity ballroom competition announces its 12 finalists

Valerie Bednar with (inset) a prototype of the face mask she is helping to develop

Made-to-measure face masks: nurse working on prototype for healthcare staff

Universities helping to create reusable mask based on a scan of the user’s face

RCN disputes government claim to be on target for 50,000 more nurses in the NHS

Data shows rise of 14,813 nurses on last year, but also 36,655 FTE nursing vacancies

RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

Picture shows the name plate outside the NMC headquarters

NMC acknowledges ‘uncomfortable truths’ on race equality in report

Regulator calls in consultants over career opportunities and pay gap for BAME employees

Evidence and Practice

Pre-operative care

How to provide preoperative care to patients

Understand the physical and psychosocial care required before surgery

Understanding leadership for newly qualified nurses

Understanding leadership for newly qualified nurses

Study the various leadership styles, qualities and behaviours

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

Familiarise yourself with the main complications that may occur

Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

Learn about the function of human rights, and its relationship with nursing care

Undertaking a systematic assessment of patients with a traumatic brain injury

Undertaking a systematic assessment of patients with a traumatic brain injury

Understand the pathophysiology of this time-critical injury


Management of haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock

Learn about their pathophysiology to ensure prompt recognition and treatment


Robotic surgery: a day in the life of the UK’s first nurse fellow

Providing cutting-edge care is just part of the attraction, alongside advanced skills

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

COVID-19: how to lead and support your team in the second wave

Advice from senior nurses on preparing and assisting staff to cope with the months ahead

Odd man out: weighing up the profession’s gender balance problem

Recent recruitment ads sparked a backlash, so how can nursing attract more men?

Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland director, who will retire in January 2021

Safe staffing champion: ‘role was my chance to be loud and proud and promote nursing’

As she prepares to retire, RCN Scotland director reflects on nursing and COVID-19

Mesothelioma: are nurses being put at risk in the workplace?

The cancer, caused by asbestos, could affect more staff than statistics suggest



The pandemic proves that when nurses speak, governments should listen

Nurse staffing must be a priority area for ministers – 2020 offers ample evidence of that

Coping during COVID-19: how creativity can help you step back from stress

We’re not infallible, says the photographer behind Manchester’s giant nurse mural


Student attrition: why we need to be systematic in tackling it

Lack of standardised data hampers efforts to help students stay the course to graduation


Clinical placements: online options for learning during COVID-19 and beyond

How an e-placement model can keep nurse education on track with virtual caseloads

Learning to monitor blood glucose – a helping hand to safe and confident practice

Nursing students can practise taking blood samples with simulation device invented by a nurse

Amy Dopson

When you fail an assignment

Lecturer and registered nurse Amy Dopson suggests steps to take if you fail an academic assignment or coursework


Why we should be celebrating nursing support workers

They have a critical role in patient care – and never more so than during COVID-19

Conflict at work: how professional advocates help staff cope with challenging situations

An approach borrowed from midwifery can improve care quality and nurses’ working lives

Liz Bishop

From nurse to trust chief: ‘my background informs my style of staff leadership’

Cancer centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her approach