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How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Asking retirees back to support NHS ‘won’t solve staffing issue’

Government’s reserve programme to boost staff numbers during pandemic ‘short-sighted’

Nurses warned to watch finances as cost of living increases

RCN urges members to budget carefully, ask for advice and check entitlement to benefits

Indicative ballot: nurses prepared to strike over 3% pay offer 

RCN seeks 12.5% pay rise and will use ballot results to consider next steps

Picture shows a test kit with Omicron written on the label

What you need to know about Omicron variant of COVID-19

Front-line staff facing greater pressure with expansion of booster jab programme

Next year’s pay rise: further ‘dithering and delays’ unacceptable, say unions

Government pushes back a decision on 2022-23 pay offer for Agenda for Change staff

Evidence and Practice

An overview of the oral medicines used in the management of type 2 diabetes

An overview of the oral medicines used in the management of type 2 diabetes

Understand their benefits and potential side effects, and how to select them

Understanding the legal considerations of consent in nursing practice

Understanding the legal considerations of consent in nursing practice

Refresh your knowledge of the elements required to ensure that a patient’s consent is valid

Assessing and managing post-operative haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock

Assessing and managing post-operative haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock

Learn about interventions that can halt the bleeding and restore intravascular volume

Managing agitation secondary to hyperactive delirium in deteriorating patients

Managing agitation secondary to hyperactive delirium in deteriorating patients

Caring for people with delirium and why restraint should be a last resort

Enhancing patients’ experiences of living with epilepsy

Enhancing patients’ experiences of living with epilepsy

Evidence-based interventions that can improve quality of life for patients

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus: an overview of the types, symptoms, complications and management

Understand the nurse’s role in managing patients with diabetes

Features

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Nurse leadership: targeting stem cell donation and vaccine uptake in the Sikh community

How RCN Nurse Award winner Rohit Sagoo has improved outcomes and engagement

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Paul Murray

Patient’s Choice 2021: posthumous award for tireless patient advocate and supporter

Inspirational nurse Paul Murray honoured by many for his dedication to patient care

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

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Noel McDonald

Keeping forensic mental health services close to home: a lifetime’s work and leadership

Nurse consultant who transformed patient experience honoured with Special Recognition Award

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Angela Gallagher

Nurse who cared for our daughter with leukaemia is ‘credit to the profession’

Angela Gallagher was nominated for the Patient's Choice award by former nurse Linda Davies

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Muzit Ghebreab

Compassionate end of life care: team helped our family cope ‘at worst time of our lives’

Ward managers Rosily Padayathil and Muzit Ghebreab are Patient’s Choice award finalists

Opinion

Shift pattern changes: your rights and options, and how to get what you need

What to do if your employer proposes changes that affect your health or caring role

Why are so many nurses leaving the profession and what can be done to prevent it?

Pay more attention to nurse pay and well-being to ease a ‘Big Quit’ from the NHS

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Alcohol use: what to do when a coping mechanism becomes a serious problem

Don't let stigma or fear stop you from accessing the support you need

Students

Well-being on night shifts: top tips for students

Working nights can be daunting, especially on placement, so preparing well is essential

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

I have a neurodiverse condition – how can I get the most out of my studies?

Advice from students with conditions such as dyslexia and autism on strategies that can help

Careers

What does being a Queen’s Nurse mean and could it improve your practice?

The title recognises high standards of person-centred care in community nursing

What does a nursing support worker role involve?

In education, community and acute care, these staff make a vital contribution to the team

What is a wound care nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior role

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