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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...

HPV vaccine

HPV vaccination programme to be extended to boys in Scotland and Wales

Adolescent boys will have vaccine to offer protection from HPV-related disease and cancers

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

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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

Analysis

care home staff member helps resident drink

Why NHS pay agreement needs to mark the start of better deals for all UK nurses

Non-AfC staff and NHS nurses across the UK will be looking for a pay rise too

Diabetes: why mental well-being is so important for glycaemic control

Depression often goes hand in hand with a diabetes diagnosis, but support is sorely lacking

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EXCLUSIVE: The short staffing that is threatening patient safety across the UK

Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey results add weight to case for safe staffing law

Nurse training targeted to reduce suicide rate

Initiative aims to cut suicides by 10%; funding focused on eight hotspots

How fitness to practise fears raise suicide risk for troubled nurses

Campaign group calls for better support for nurses reported to regulator

Employers fall short in tackling staff stress and burnout

Survey shows efforts to provide clinical supervision and relaxation classes aren’t reaching...

Clinical update

Urine analysis

Identifying and treating urinary tract infections: new NICE guidelines

Recommendations on diagnosing and managing UTIs

Lyme disease

Identifying and treating Lyme disease: new NICE guidelines

Caused by bites from infected ticks, Lyme disease requires prompt treatment to avoid...

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

NICE standards on end of life care for children

Six new standards on end of life care for children with a life-limiting or life-threatening...

Asthma

NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis and management

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how to offer medicines are recommended in...

New recommendations on acute non-invasive ventilation

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death calls for major improvements...

Policy briefing

Advice on setting out of hours staffing levels for specialist palliative care

Guidance seeks to define the minimum nurse and doctor numbers required to maintain 24-hour...

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RCN guidance on reasonable adjustments for staff affected by disability

The RCN has updated its peer support service guide for staff affected by an impairment or...

Support for men with cancer to keep working

A new guide, Working with Cancer, aims to support men to continue working after a diagnosis...

Staff retention: employers advised to listen more to nurses

New guidance on staff retention from NHS Improvement encourages employers to listen to...

New voluntary standards for general practice nurses

New voluntary standards on the education and practice of senior general practice nurses have...

Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the...

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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

Cognitive impairment linked to less need for pain relief

Pain is less frequently reported in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment

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Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing Standard podcast: Tool to help you spot signs of modern slavery in a patient

In episode 6 the podcast talks to nurse Louise Cahill about a tool to help spot signs of...

Nursing Standard podcast: Agile working

Tissue viability nurse Debbie Wickens takes us on her rounds

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Nursing Standard podcast: Change is in the care

Ensuring people without a permanent home receive the same standard of palliative care is not...

Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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