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Nurses in Kenya who are unemployed can soon apply for fast-track opportunities in the NHS

Fast-track nurse recruitment plan announced in bid to slash vacancies

NHS jobs to be offered to unemployed nurses in Kenya

Mental health hospital must improve staffing levels, says CQC

Care Quality Commission inspection finds 46 red flags at The Harbour hospital in Preston

 nurses wearing PPE delivering patient care during the coronavirus pandemic

Your annual leave postponed: call for help to ease summer pressures facing NHS staff

How backlog of time off thanks to COVID-19 will add to strain on nurses and services

Signboard for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust's Royal Hospitals

Off-duty nurses called in amid COVID-19 surge in Northern Ireland

Rise in patient numbers and staff self-isolating put system under ‘extreme pressure’

NHS pay: warning over ‘summer of action’ planned in protest at 3% award

Nurses being urged to support calls for ministers to find extra cash

Campaign calls on night shift nurses to help encourage healthier sleep for inpatients

Trust wants to eliminate loud night-time noises and boost patient sleep and recovery

Evidence and Practice

Optimising protein intake in older people to maintain their musculo- skeletal health

Optimising protein intake in older people to maintain their musculo- skeletal health

The role of protein in healthy ageing with recommendations for optimising protein intake

Understanding and mitigating moral injury in nurses

Understanding and mitigating moral injury in nurses

A discussion of the manifestations of moral injury and its associated risk factors

Association between medically assisted detoxification and neuropathic pain

Association between medically assisted detoxification and neuropathic pain

How to manage pain in people recovering from high-risk alcohol use

Understanding the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on nurses from ethnic minority backgrounds

The disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on nurses from ethnic minority backgrounds

Recognise the intersecting factors that can lead to discrimination and disadvantage

Understanding the principles of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation

Understanding the principles of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation

An overview of NPPV and its use in type 1 and type 2 respiratory failure

Open access
Using nurse-led patient monitoring to avoid medicines-related harm

Using nurse-led patient monitoring to avoid medicines-related harm

Identify strategies that will increase your role in medicines optimisation

Features

Nurse wearing a face mask walks away from a hospital building, looking downcast

How COVID-19 is affecting nurses’ mental health, and what to do about it

There are so many reasons to feel anxious about coronavirus, but help is out there

Sickle cell crisis: step-by-step advice on spotting the signs and how to respond

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common. Find out how to help your patients

Motivational interviewing: what is it and can it help initiate behaviour change?

Conversations that draw out patients’ own reasons to make a health change

Fairness in FtP: how to deal with concerns and get referrals right

NMC guide sets out when to refer and when to address concerns in-house, and why it matters

Mosquito

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

Windrush generation nurses: reflections on racism and career triumphs against the odds

Nurses who came to the UK from Jamaica recall subtle discrimination and blatant barriers

Opinion

Backdated holiday pay: how to get any money you are owed

Find out if you’re eligible for a one-off corrective payment for ‘regular overtime’

Free
NHS nursing staff hold RCN banners as they set out on fair pay march to Whitehall in July 2021l

NHS pay award: having to wrangle over a fair deal is the last thing nurses need now

If ministers want to boost nurse retention, a mere 3% pay award is not the way to do it

illustration shows nurse next to pile of coins

NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Students

How to be clear: communication tips for compassionate care and effective teamwork

Advice on adapting your communication style to the needs of patients and colleagues

Advance rotas for students: improving work-life balance and the placement experience

How an allocated shift rostering approach can benefit students and placement areas

Diabetes dos, don’ts and treatment advice: a guide for students

Your type 1 and type 2 questions answered, including how to encourage safe self-management

Careers

What does a chief nurse information officer do – and could you be one?

As digital tech becomes central to healthcare, CNIOs help ensure systems work for staff

My second-chance career: how one nurse conquered stigma to return to practice

History of mental ill health can end careers – but Hannah MacDonald had other ideas

Too valuable to lose: how to encourage older nurses to remain on the register

Employers can show they prize late-career nurses by offering them tailored support

Jobs