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Chester hospital deaths: nurse charged with murder of eight babies appears in court

Lucy Letby attended a pre-trial hearing via video link from a prison in Surrey

Picture shows a nurse in a paediatric intensive care unit caring for a baby who has had surgery

Alarming shortage of specialist nurses seen at paediatric intensive care units – report

Study found only one paediatric intensive care unit in UK operating at safe staffing levels

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RCN Nursing Awards 2022, a chance to showcase practice that makes a difference, now open

Entries invited for individuals and teams in 13 categories covering diversity of nursing

Compulsory vaccination: NHS staff protest in Trafalgar Square over mandatory COVID jabs

Unvaccinated front-line nurses could soon be redeployed or face the sack

Inflation-proof pay rise for nurses might ‘persuade many burnt-out staff to stay’

Unions give evidence to NHS pay review body and demand action from ministers

Mental health: helpline’s highest number of calls from nurses

A fifth of more than 800 calls to Our Frontline support service made during pandemic

Evidence and Practice

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

Learn how the syndrome develops and what characterises its different types

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

Understand how an individual’s culture can affect their health behaviours

Role of the nurse in supporting patients to self-manage their medicines effectively

Role of the nurse in supporting patients to self-manage their medicines effectively

Addressing issues such as polypharmacy and non-adherence to medicine regimens

Engaging with research: practical advice for nurses at every level

Engaging with research: practical advice for nurses at every level

How to integrate research evidence into your clinical practice

Respiratory assessment: undertaking a physical examination of the chest in adults

Respiratory assessment: undertaking an examination of the chest in adults

Learn a systematic approach that includes inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation

Understanding the pharmacology of the side effects of medicines for effective prevention of adverse drug reactions

Understanding the pharmacology of the side effects of medicines

How knowledge of pharmacology can prevent adverse drug reactions and maintain patient safety

Features

Non-melanoma skin cancer: how to optimise patients’ outcomes and care experience

NMSC mortality is low, but nurses can ensure its impact on individuals is not downplayed

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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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Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

Opinion

COVID-19 home treatments for vulnerable people: the new antiviral options

Who is eligible for the treatments, what they do and how they are administered

Should religious emblems worn as jewellery be exempt from nurse uniform policies?

Readers consider whether items such as crosses should be permitted, as are headscarves

Will the last nurse left in the NHS please turn out the light?

When nurses lose their annual leave due to others’ mismanagement, a line has been crossed

Students

Taking a patient history: a guide for nursing students

How to build your experience and confidence, plus tips on raising difficult questions

What is unprofessional behaviour and how can I avoid it?

Professionalism isn’t keeping quiet and looking tidy – here’s how to focus on what matters

Fundamentals of nursing care: how to get them right

Nutrition, continence and hygiene are some essential aspects of holistic nursing care

Careers

Work-life balance: what is compassionate rostering and how does it work?

Rotas and shift swaps need not create conflict if they are negotiated rather than imposed

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Craving career change? Come to our jobs fair and meet a host of employers – entry free

Nurse recruiters will discuss job opportunities that could give your career a fresh start

Are you at a career crossroads? Advice for nurses looking to change direction

The pandemic has left many nurses thinking of changing their role. Here’s what to consider

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