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Lone working: safety measures to support nurses at risk of abuse or attack

Nurses who work alone are particularly vulnerable. Here’s how teams can prioritise safety

Return to practice nurse

Former nurses offered £1,000 incentive to return to practice in England

But the RCN calls for urgent action to address why so many nurses leave the profession

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Anxiety, headaches and chest problems: sharp rise in nurse sickness since COVID-19

Winter well-being campaign aims to encourage staff to prioritise mental and physical health

Evidence and Practice

Evaluation of an emotional well-being at work programme for supporting health visiting teams during COVID-19

Evaluation of an emotional well-being at work programme for supporting health visiting...

Developing ideas to help support your team members during the pandemic

Delivering the annual immunisation update to primary care staff via live online learning

Delivering the annual immunisation update to primary care staff via live online learning

How a training provider switched from a face-to-face to an online training delivery format

Comparing mean and single automated office blood pressure measurement in a US ambulatory care setting

Comparing mean and single automated office blood pressure measurement in ambulatory care

Accurate measurement of blood pressure is essential to diagnose and treat hypertension

Meeting the healthcare needs of overseas Chinese students at UK universities

A review of evidence on whether healthcare needs of overseas Chinese students are being met

Using forum theatre to improve recognition and risk assessment of honour-based violence

How a theatrical teaching approach could be adapted and used with health visitor students

Developing and evaluating a new nursing student placement in public health teams

Developing and evaluating a new nursing student placement in public health teams

Placements of this type can help students appreciate the role of public health in nursing

Features

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Nurses need to be alert to possible symptoms at the earliest stage

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

A day in the life: nursing at a special school for pupils with learning disabilities

Anxious children, COVID-19 scares and hospital admissions all in a day’s challenges

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Katie McIlroy

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with...

Community nursing: tackling long-term effects of COVID-19 on older people with frailty

More services are concentrating on keeping people safe at home and encouraging self-care

Opinion

Illustration of an inverse triangle showing workforce structure

Decision makers must be made aware of the realities of front-line nursing

Issues affecting the nursing workforce must not be overlooked by those at the top

Malnutrition: how to spot early signs of unplanned weight loss or gain in older people

Easy-to-use tools can help identify risk for those living independently during COVID-19

‘And your name is?’: why children’s nurses should ask accompanying adults this question

Calling someone accompanying an unwell child ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ can be disrespectful or wrong

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Volunteer vaccinators: a nursing role that’s about much more than just a jab in the arm

Nursing students explain why vaccine hubs are proving to be rich learning environments

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Careers

Menopause advanced nurse practitioner: my specialist role and how I got here

How to become an ANP in a specialty that requires a rich variety of knowledge and skills

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

Custody nurse with a detainee

What it takes to be a police custody nurse

Forensic samples and assessing mental illness, injury and addiction are all part of the role

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