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Rapid response teams including nurses will visit older people at home within two hours of referral

Community rapid response teams will support older people at home, says NHS

Initiative aims to prevent hospital admissions, but RCN questions nurse staffing capacity

My Daddy is a Nurse, by Butterfly Books, challenges gender stereotypes about nursing

My Daddy is a Nurse: the children’s book challenging gender stereotypes

Nursing Now campaign and chief nurse work with publisher to tackle profession’s gender divide

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Post-reg education: shake-up in specialist community public health nursing standards

NMC in plan to update framework to reflect modern nursing roles

Sign outside High Court in Edinburgh, which reads 'High Court of Justiciary'

Nursing student freed on appeal after serving half her prison sentence for fraud

Thandiwe Matikiti had dishonestly secured public money to fund her degree

People wearing face masks in Hong Kong

Coronavirus outbreak: passengers from China to UK urged to say if they feel unwell

Government directive concerns flights from city of Wuhan

Karen Bonner

New chief nurse is ‘ambassador for whole profession’

Karen Bonner to join Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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The Scottish national nursing uniform uses different shades of blue to differentiate between roles

Patients are confused by inconsistent nurses’ uniforms – and they’re not alone

Why nurses favour a UK-wide standardised uniform that makes clear who does what

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Sore hands? How nurses can prevent and treat contact dermatitis

The condition can be devastating for nurses – but there are steps you can take to reduce risk

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Who said cognitive behaviour therapy was only about mental health?

Nurses explain how they use CBT to support well-being of patients with physical conditions

Call the midwife

What nurses think about their portrayal on television

From Call the Midwife to 24 Hours in A&E, staff talk about healthcare on the small screen

The Ibrahim family (L-R) April, Isaac and Magdi Ibrahim, with baby Eliana. This article looksw at the legal and professional implications of nurses going to the aid of people in trouble outside their workplace.

The Good Samaritan nurse: why you need to weigh the personal and professional risks

Legal and professional implications of going to the aid of people away from your workplace

Norovirus, shingles, cld,fluand tonsillitis were among the most common illnesses nurses attributed to work

Well-being at work: is your job making you ill?

What nurses told our survey about norovirus, healthcare-related injury and working when sick

Clinical update

Coronavirus under the microscope

Wuhan novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

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Mental health and menopause: how to identify symptoms and offer support

RCN guidance on the psychological symptoms of the menopause

Training a caregiver to spot signs of pressure sores

Pressure ulcer toolkit: advice for nurses on prevention and care pathways

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Advisory Board resource highlights the importance of risk awareness

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

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Asthma management: how nurses can help prevent attacks

Update from the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Red blood cells. Picture: Alamy

Iron deficiency anaemia in adults: what to look for and the questions to ask

RCN guidance sets out the information nurses need to identify and manage patients with IDA

Policy briefing

Bowel cancer

Essential bowel care advice for nurses

RCN guidance advocates a proactive approach to bowel care

Nurses meeting to discuss and reflect following a difficult situation

Helping nurses to ‘defuse’ after difficult situations

The RCN has issued guidance on how to discuss and reflect on challenging incidents at work

nurse prepares a catheter for insertion

Improving care for patients who have catheters

RCN updates its guidance on using catheters and how to minimise associated risks

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

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New RCN position statement on termination of pregnancy

College responds after members support call for decriminalisation

Instant messaging: guidance for NHS staff in hospital

Guidance aims to help judge how and when to use instant messaging in acute clinical settings

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Exercising older man

COPD: patients in need of reassurance say they value input from clinicians

Healthcare professionals' support prevents people with COPD feeling overwhelmed by symptoms

Diet study offers hope for people with epilepsy

Bacteria may help limit seizures, study of high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet finds

Sharing surveillance of infectious diseases could reduce use of antibiotics

International study found diagnoses improved through shared use of surveillance systems

Sham operation casts doubt on back treatment

Surgery to repair spinal fractures was no more effective than a sham procedure

Documenting and treatment of pain falls as cognitive impairment increases

Pain management drugs less prevalent in nursing home residents with severe impairment

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