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Hospitals set up food banks and emergency loans for nurses

RCN criticises the ‘outrageous state of affairs’ and demands fair pay for staff

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Hospital worker arrested after infant dies of suspected poisoning

Woman reported to be a nurse suspected of administering poison with intent to endanger life

RCN Library’s first post-COVID exhibition shows 100 years of learning disability care

From asylums to individualised care, exhibition provides insights into past practice

London trust launches recruitment campaign to encourage local nurses to join its team 

NHS staff front recruitment campaign as demand for mental health services rise

Man who has prostate cancer sits talking to nurse

Let’s tackle this taboo: nurses bid to improve care for black men with prostate cancer

Group is at increased risk of disease yet faces inequalities in post-diagnosis support

Nurses urge mayor of London to alleviate pressures faced by staff

‘Frank discussion’ with Sadiq Khan covered topics including short staffing and patient safety

Evidence and Practice

Identifying and managing adverse drug reactions to promote medicines adherence and safety

Identifying and managing adverse drug reactions to promote medicines adherence

Expand your knowledge of how nurses can reduce medicines-related harm

Providing palliative and end of life care for people with advanced disease

Providing palliative and end of life care for people with advanced disease

How to manage some of the common physical, psychological and emotional symptoms

Supporting the emotional well-being of patients with diabetes mellitus in primary care

Enhance your understanding of diabetes distress and major depressive disorder

Self-harm and suicide: occurrence, risk assessment and management for general nurses

Self-harm and suicide: occurrence, risk assessment and management for general nurses

Learn about evidence-based approaches and how to work collaboratively with service users

Preventing healthcare-associated infections by decontaminating the clinical environment

Understand and address barriers to adherence to infection prevention and control guidance

Providing music therapy for people with dementia in an acute mental health setting

Providing music therapy for people with dementia in an acute mental health setting

Enhance your knowledge of the benefits of music therapy for this patient group

Features

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

Remote assessments for physical conditions: how to get the most from video calls

Virtual consultations can transform care, and there are tools to help with tech and skills

Inflammatory bowel disease: what it is and how tailored care can improve quality of life

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease can be debilitating – find out how to support patients

Patient deterioration: combining skills, knowledge and gut feeling in decision-making

Experienced nurses share what they have learned about managing acutely ill patients

Why overseas nurses are set to remain a vital part of NHS recruitment strategy

Numbers projected to reach 30-year high, as trusts aim for ‘50,000 nurses’ target

Opinion

Talking to patients: are careful words more important than honesty?

Some common clinical terms demean or disempower patients, a study suggests

Why I helped to prosecute a patient after I was assaulted in the emergency department

Nurses should not have to accept acts of aggression from patients as ‘part of the job’

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

Students

What to expect from a placement with a district nursing team

Hone your leadership, communication and clinical skills while supporting patients at home

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

Careers

What does a career in the Royal Navy involve – and could it be the job for you?

This nursing path can offer travel and adventure and recruits get paid to train

Macmillan nurses: find out about the wide range of NHS roles supported by the charity

It’s a huge force in UK cancer nursing, so could Macmillan have the right job for you?

What does the role of diabetes specialist nurse involve?

Qualifications you need and the pay to expect in this influential and autonomous role

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