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Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

boys and girls dress up in nurse's uniform

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

Red dot campaign aims to get people talking about pressure ulcer prevention

NHS Improvement launches its winter campaign as part of #StopThePressure

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Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Family caregiver

Majority of carers of people with diabetes experience emotional problems, survey reveals

Carers of people with diabetes need greater levels of support from nurses, says Diabetes UK

NHS issues staff guidance on safe use of instant messaging in acute care

Advice includes which smartphone apps to use to coordinate care during emergencies

Analysis

Violence against nurses: are tougher penalties the answer?

The new law and alarms for lone workers are a step in the right direction, say experts

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NHS workforce diversity: how to speed up the ‘glacial’ pace of progress

Can boycotting interview panels that don't have BME representation make a difference?

Sling the Mesh

What you need to know about vaginal mesh surgery

Women are experiencing life-changing complications from vaginal mesh surgery, the use of...

People on different pathways head in same direction

New routes to nursing combined with education reform run risk of overwhelming workforce

Expansion of nursing roles and changes in placements may add to pressures on qualified staff

Blood services step up efforts to recruit younger nurses

Services across the UK are targeting graduates and say any vacancies are serious

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

Clinical update

NICE issues guidance on decision-making and mental capacity

This guidance reflects concerns about the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

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...

Policy briefing

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NICE guidance on vaginal mesh surgery

'Non-surgical options for urinary incontinence and prolapse must be exhausted first...

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...

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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

Podcast

From Jamaica to the UK: my experiences as a Windrush nurse

Series 3 Episode 8: Pearly Morgan talks about her arrival in the 1960s and career in the NHS

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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How do you change attitudes towards dementia and older people?

Series 3 Episode 5: Navigating health and social care services for those with dementia

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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CPD: it’s your responsibility to make sure you’ve achieved your hours

Series 3 Episode 3: CPD must be completed, even if it’s in your own time

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How to support patients to stay safe when meeting people through dating apps

Season 3 Episode 2: Sexual health nurse discusses sexual assault and dating apps

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What really goes on ‘Behind the Smile’ of your patients living with RA?

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) don’t feel their condition is understood by those...

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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