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Matt Hancock: 'determined to return commitment put in by staff'...

New health and social care secretary commits to championing undervalued staff

US legal case

New York nurses receive $20.8 million settlement for gender discrimination

City of New York concedes that nurses can retire early due to ‘physically demanding’ role

Simon Stevens

Investment vital to ensure NHS plans a reality for mental health workforce

Targeted recruitment drive needed to fill 7,600 mental health nursing vacancies, says RCN’s...

Kirsty Boden

Posthumous Queen's award for nurse who helped others at London Bridge terror attack...

Ms Boden awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery

Neonatal unit

Parents of babies in neonatal care failing to receive mental health support

Many parents lack access to mental health support when babies are in neonatal care – survey

MP voices concern for CPD cuts in bid to improve staff retention

Department of health and social care to look at recommendations addressing CPD cuts

Evidence and Practice

Oxygen

Safe and effective use of supplemental oxygen therapy

Why you should read this article: » To ensure your knowledge of the common indications and...

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors

Why you should read this article: » To understand the human and system factors involved in...

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

How to assist in emergency tracheal intubation

Why you should read this article: » To ensure your knowledge and skills in assisting in...

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Why you should read this article: » To understand the role of nurses in reducing alcohol-...

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

Why you should read this article » To identify the challenges that may be experienced in...

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of, and the nurse’s role in...

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Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

‘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

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

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...

Features

Don’t assume, verify: how to halt transfusion errors

Strict routines and electronic tracking are helping to reduce the hazards of transfusion

Katie Dutton

From death’s door to saving lives

Three years ago, Katie Dutton was close to death from sepsis. Not only did she...

How a social media post started a safe staffing revolution

A nurse’s lament on how many patients she cared for prompted action on staffing in Canada

Social care

What will the pay deal mean for nurses outside the NHS?

Long-awaited pay rise may ‘shift’ NHS staffing problems to social care and GP practices

Emilia Clarke

Star power: Emilia Clarke set to ‘shine a light’ for nurses

RCN ambassador says her Game of Thrones character would ‘absolutely approve’ of her new role

Pre-op anaemia care: improving outcomes for surgical patients

A nurse-led initiative is reducing the need for transfusions

Opinion

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A new editor, a new format, but the same high standards

Nursing Standard’s new editor Lynn Eaton invites readers to help shape the news

Safe Staffing

Safe staffing: five years on from the Francis report what has changed?

With nurses struggling to provide safe care, UK-wide staffing laws can’t come soon enough

signs point to two directions

Nurses face so many uncertainties over Brexit and immigration control

EU nurses in the UK need to know what their post-Brexit status will be

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

What I learned from shadowing the specialists

A student’s experience of shadowing a clinical nurse specialist and a senior research nurse

Food

Kindness is tangible in a mental health crisis

A nursing student reflects on the profound effect of sharing a meal with a patient

Careers

60 seconds with advanced nurse practitioner Emma Masters

Emma Masters’ patients are young people undergoing cancer treatment

Learning to live with diabetes: nurses who show the way

Nurses are pivotal to management of diabetes, guiding patients on how to control it

Nasser Roheemun

60 seconds with haematology specialist nurse Nasser Roheemun 

Nursing has taught me to embrace every challenge – you never know where it will lead

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