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Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Fair pay for nurses sign during a protest in London

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Picture of Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for over 45 years, who has died

Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ nurse leader

Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for more than 45 years, remembered for support she gave colleagues

Health and social care minister Helen Whately addresses the Commons but fails to mention pay rise for NHS

NHS pay: anger at minister’s silence as MPs head for summer recess

Health minister fails to address AfC pay rumours in final Commons appearance before autumn

Nurses’ pay: no word as yet on offer before parliament’s summer recess

Rumoured 3% offer falls short of RCN’s 12.5% demand

Picture of a smart phone screen showing a message to self-isolate

Some nurses will not have to self-isolate if pinged by NHS app

Staff can carry on working in exceptional circumstances if absence could lead to risk of harm

Evidence and Practice

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

Social prescribing: a nurse-led pilot project in a general practice setting

Social prescribing: a nurse-led pilot project in a general practice setting

Development, implementation and outcomes of a nurse-led social prescribing pilot project

Open access
Benefits of digital technologies in empowering patients to take control of their cardiovascular health

Benefits of digital technologies in patients taking control of cardiovascular health

Digital technologies can provide innovative ways of empowering patients

Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue: a literature review

Breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue

Findings of a literature review appraising evidence on nurses’ knowledge of breast cancer

Genetics of Huntington’s disease and special considerations for pre-symptomatic genetic testing

Genetics of Huntington’s disease and considerations for pre-symptomatic genetic testing

Reflecting on situations requiring special consideration before genetic testing is conducted

Toxoplasmosis prevention: knowledge and practices among pregnant women in Jordan

Toxoplasmosis prevention: knowledge and practices among pregnant women in Jordan

Improved health education could help reduce the risks of infection and complications

Features

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

Sickle cell crisis: step-by-step advice on spotting the signs and how to respond

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common. Find out how to help your patients

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Motivational interviewing: what is it and can it help initiate behaviour change?

Conversations that draw out patients’ own reasons to make a health change

Mosquito

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

Opinion

Long-COVID and children: what you need to know and the dedicated support on offer

Some children with mild illness are still struggling with persistent symptoms for months

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

Students

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

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Careers

Advanced practice in the community: combining leadership with rewarding hands-on care

Why my dynamic band 7 community nursing role is no place for outdated stereotypes

Newly qualified nurses in primary care: making sure you get the support you need

How NQNs in primary care are nurtured to get their careers off to the best start

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

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