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Mental health: helpline’s highest number of calls from nurses

A fifth of more than 800 calls to Our Frontline support service made during pandemic

Nurse tells of ‘insurmountable’ pressure to get jab or lose job

From 1 April, all patient-facing NHS staff must have had both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Advice on how to identify symptoms and diagnose serious infectious illness in children

Paediatric early warning score could help to identify children at risk of serious illness

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RCN Nursing Awards 2022, a chance to showcase practice that makes a difference, now open

Entries invited for individuals and teams in 13 categories covering diversity of nursing

Inflation-proof pay rise for nurses might ‘persuade many burnt-out staff to stay’

Unions give evidence to NHS pay review body and demand action from ministers

Royal Victoria Hospital, run by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Back to redeployment: nurses told to expect weeks of disruption as staff absence soars

More than 10% of trust’s workforce is off sick or absent as a result of COVID-19

Evidence and Practice

Optimising treatment in older people with type 2 diabetes and frailty: the role of district nurses

Optimising treatment in older people with type 2 diabetes and frailty: the role of...

Acknowledging the need for district nurses to keep up to date with advances in diabetes care

Caring for people who are homeless: the work of a nurse to educate and train others

Caring for people who are homeless: the work of a nurse to educate and train others

A practice-based account addressing the challenges faced by this vulnerable patient group

Clostridioides difficile infection: update on identification, management and prevention

The pathophysiology, transmission and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

Clinical consequences and potential health and social care costs of untreated malnutrition

Cholecystitus

Reflections on a patient presenting with atypical cholecystitis in primary care

Recognise the challenges of diagnosing patients with atypical presentations in primary care

Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn about the six essential elements of public health theory and practice

Features

Non-melanoma skin cancer: how to optimise patients’ outcomes and care experience

NMSC mortality is low, but nurses can ensure its impact on individuals is not downplayed

Dementia misdiagnosis: identifying people at risk of being missed

GP and memory assessment services curtailed by COVID-19, but staff training needs recognised

Living with. . . self-harm

A nurse discusses her own experiences to help others give effective, non-judgemental care

Fear of cancer recurrence: how nurses can support people after successful treatment

For some patients such fears can be debilitating and may require psychological support

Vaccine hesitancy: how a bespoke pathway helps people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurse Rebecca Crossley’s vaccine clinic adapts to each individual

How to increase health check uptake for people with learning disabilities

A nurse-led team improved health outcomes for service users during COVID-19

Opinion

Time to end inaccurate perceptions of general practice nursing

Practices have been maintaining non-COVID care throughout the pandemic

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

COVID-19 home treatments for vulnerable people: the new antiviral options

Who is eligible for the treatments, what they do and how they are administered

Students

Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment

Virtual reality and high-tech simulation can build confidence to practise safely

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

Careers

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Craving career change? Come to our jobs fair and meet a host of employers – entry free

Nurse recruiters will discuss job opportunities that could give your career a fresh start

Are you at a career crossroads? Advice for nurses looking to change direction

The pandemic has left many nurses thinking of changing their role. Here’s what to consider

What is a senior addiction nurse – and could you be one?

The role provides treatment and care to those experiencing alcohol and drug misuse issues

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