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Community nursing initiatives show benefits far beyond their remit

QNI report says men’s health projects reveal nurses’ impact on families and social issues

New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

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Public health cuts are ‘short-sighted’, health visiting is ‘under attack’

Squeeze on public health budgets could store up future health inequalities

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

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Charity calls for protest-free zones around abortion clinics

Marie Stopes UK disappointed with government review that says ‘buffer zones’ are not needed

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

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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

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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

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Clinical update

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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...

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...

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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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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