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Should COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for nurses?

Nursing Standard’s Facebook debate reveals staff are divided on the issue

COVID-19: UK CNOs and NMC issue joint letter of support for nurses and midwives

Open letter warns of winter pressures adding to strain of pandemic’s second wave

Rishi Sunak

Give fair pay to nurses, RCN urges chancellor

Call for 12.5% pay rise comes ahead of next week’s spending review announcement

RCN told to update its election rules following independent review

Report by QC says college should modernise election guidelines to reflect social media use

COVID-19: nursing students asked to share their experiences of NHS placements

UK-wide COV-ed Nurse study looks at how well students were prepared for pandemic

Coronavirus-positive and told to keep working on the wards

Asymptomatic nurses in US and Belgium are asked to care for patients with COVID-19

Evidence and Practice

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

Familiarise yourself with the main complications that may occur

Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

Learn about the function of human rights, and its relationship with nursing care

Undertaking a systematic assessment of patients with a traumatic brain injury

Undertaking a systematic assessment of patients with a traumatic brain injury

Understand the pathophysiology of this time-critical injury

Haemorrhage

Management of haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock

Learn about their pathophysiology to ensure prompt recognition and treatment

Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare

Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare

Why this leadership approach can help you meet short-term goals and complete tasks

Managing complications associated with the use of indwelling urinary catheters

Managing complications associated with the use of indwelling urinary catheters

Learn the common complications, and how to reduce their incidence or manage them

Features

COVID-19: how to lead and support your team in the second wave

Advice from senior nurses on preparing and assisting staff to cope with the months ahead

Odd man out: weighing up the profession’s gender balance problem

Recent recruitment ads sparked a backlash, so how can nursing attract more men?

Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland director, who will retire in January 2021

Safe staffing champion: ‘role was my chance to be loud and proud and promote nursing’

As she prepares to retire, RCN Scotland director reflects on nursing and COVID-19

Mesothelioma: are nurses being put at risk in the workplace?

The cancer, caused by asbestos, could affect more staff than statistics suggest

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

How to switch off at the end of your shift

Advice and techniques to help you avoid taking work worries and concerns home with you

Opinion

COVID-19 and nurse well-being: how to ensure staff aren’t afraid to come to work

What exhausted, overstretched and anxious front-line staff need now from senior leaders

Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for front-line healthcare staff?

Vaccine trials are showing positive results, and nursing staff will be given priority access

Free school meals campaign showed the best of us – from footballers to nurses

Starving children belong in Dickensian novels, not modern-day Britain

Students

Learning to monitor blood glucose – a helping hand to safe and confident practice

Nursing students can practise taking blood samples with simulation device invented by a nurse

Amy Dopson

When you fail an assignment

Lecturer and registered nurse Amy Dopson suggests steps to take if you fail an academic assignment or coursework

Laurence Drew

Preparing for a practice placement

Lecturer and registered nurse Laurence Drew offers advice on preparing for a practice placement

Careers

Why we should be celebrating nursing support workers

They have a critical role in patient care – and never more so than during COVID-19

Conflict at work: how professional advocates are helping nurses cope with challenging...

How an approach borrowed from midwifery can improve care quality and nurses’ working lives

Liz Bishop

From nurse to trust chief: ‘my background informs my style of staff leadership’

Cancer centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her approach

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