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Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Family caregiver

Majority of carers of people with diabetes experience emotional problems, survey reveals

Carers of people with diabetes need greater levels of support from nurses, says Diabetes UK

NHS issues staff guidance on safe use of instant messaging in acute care

Advice includes which smartphone apps to use to coordinate care during emergencies

district nurse with patient

Could a master’s-level district nursing apprenticeship help solve workforce woes?

There's still time for nurses to influence proposed new route into district nursing careers

Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

King George Hospital

Nurse shortage forces London trust to close chemotherapy unit earlier than planned

Organisation’s chief nurse says finding specialist staff is ‘not getting any easier’

Evidence and Practice

Diabetes mellitus

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of the causes, pathophysiology...

Capturing patient experience

Capturing patient experience to improve healthcare services

Why you should read this article: • To understand how nurses can use patient experience data...

Health promotion

Exploring health promotion and health education in nursing

Why you should read this article: • To understand the differences between health promotion...

Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours

Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours

Why you should read this article: • To improve your awareness of the link between healthy...

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Why you should read this article: • To understand the post-operative monitoring requirements...

Enhancing the recruitment and retention of overseas nurses from Kerala, India

Enhancing the recruitment and retention of overseas nurses from Kerala, India

Why you should read this article: • To understand the challenges involved in the recruitment...

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‘This special team gives so much to families dealing with self-harm and suicide’

A mum explains how the Brookside Adolescent Inpatient team gave hope to her transgender son

Nurse of the Year ‘makes you feel there is someone there for you’

A tribute to the RCN Nurse of the Year 2018, Angela Hall, by her patient the Rev Mark Bond

‘My dedicated nurses inspired me to join the profession’

Student nurse award winner recalls two nurses who cared for her as she recovered from sepsis

Legal responsibilities

Legal responsibilities

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

Features

Sara Lister

Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

The celebrated first world war nurses ‘all but forgotten’

Reviving the story of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, the most medalled women of the war

Military precision meets nursing care for older people

What it's like living and working at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to army veterans

Care home staff with resident

Social care in crisis: your questions answered

Can the government come up with a solution that works for individuals, carers and staff?

Flu jabs for asthma patients: 6 tips that can help save lives

How to explain the benefits of vaccination in reducing asthma attack risks

‘Nurses can’t wait for a place at the table, we need to take it’

In his director role at NHS England, Paul Vaughan is pushing boundaries that hold nurses back

Opinion

lie detector

Jane Bates: telling someone they can’t see well enough to drive is not my favourite task

I'm glad driver eyesight – or lack of it – is now being taken seriously by traffic police

A nurse typing on a computer keyboard

Jane Bates: We can’t go digital without funding

Matt Hancock’s ambition to put technology at the heart of the NHS will require investment

Caring nurse

Spiritual care is not as complex as we may think

The skills that draw us to the profession are a good foundation, says Macmillan’s Barry Quinn

Students

cards are picked up

Winning at teamwork and time management: how a board game is helping nursing students

Two nurse teachers found a fun way to focus on the serious business of clinical priorities

What a career in research nursing can offer

Research is a part of the NHS remit but students have little exposure to it during training

How a pain specialist team changed the way I nurse

Caring for patients in severe pain revealed the importance of individualised attention

Careers

As a manager, I’m still a nurse first and foremost

Chief executive Katie Fisher took a role outside the NHS ‘where I could make a difference’

Laura Carter-Penman

60 seconds with lead fertility nurse Laura Carter-Penman

The joys of balancing a leadership role with hands-on care

change habits

Habits, and why breaking them can be good for you and your nursing practice

New perspectives can be just the prompt you need to question engrained behaviour

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