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Hospital parking charges: Norfolk trust staff to protest against ‘swingeing hikes’

Health union warns it could ballot members on industrial action

‘Big Ideas’ awards offer bursaries for innovation in care

Awards of up to £3,000 open to healthcare professionals working on projects that benefit

Pay more tax or expect less from the NHS

Public will accept tax rises for NHS if their money is not wasted, says Jeremy Hunt

Scotland publishes new safe staffing bill

No minimum staffing ratio, but care providers must use workload and workforce planning tools

Flu vaccine

Flu jab: nurses lag behind doctors in uptake of seasonal vaccine

Healthcare workers at elevated risk of contracting flu

Chief nurse Jane Cummings to step down

England’s chief nurse Jane Cummings to step down after more than six years

Evidence and Practice

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a life-limiting interstitial lung disease. We do not know...

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with...

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms...

End of life care for homeless people

Research focus: end of life care for homeless people

Homeless people have a shortened life expectancy (Crisis 2012). This digest summarises three...

Skin

Skin infections

This article outlines the issues involved in assessing and managing people who present with...

Heart failure

Working together to achieve better outcomes for patients with heart failure

The prevalence of long-term health conditions is increasing as the population ages...

Prescribing

A qualitative systematic review of the factors that influence prescribing decisions by...

This article aims to understand the factors that influence nurse independent prescribers’...

Features

Musculoskeletal care – taking the pain away

Bone, joint and muscle conditions are the leading cause of disability in the UK, but...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Are men still reluctant to talk about prostate cancer?

In a bid to prevent the number of deaths from prostate cancer rising, one initiative was...

Walk down memory lane with the QNI on nursing in the community

To mark 150 years of community nursing, the Queen's Nursing Institute has produced an awe-...

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Nurse-led service aims to make sure health for the homeless is not forgotten

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust is running an initiative in Hammersmith and...

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Eating disorders

Eating disorders resource collection

Resources to help nurses support patients back to health

Opinion

The nurse associate role carves out a niche for itself

Could the nursing associate role bridge the gap between registered nurses and healthcare...

Changing perceptions: how heart disease conversations with all ages could save lives

Heart disease does not discriminate against age – despite what a lot of patients think...

Putting feet first when caring for patients with diabetes

For patients with diabetes knowing how to take care of their feet and when to seek...

Students

Students mental health

Stand up to the stigma of mental illness

Working with an inspirational community mental health nurse gave nursing student Robyn...

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Community nursing is a complex and varied, but often underestimated, career option

Caring for homeless people requires a complex set of skills that can enable nurses to reach...

My motivations and first destination into a community staff nurse post

Following a 12-week placement as a community nurse, Hattie Domagala explains why team...

Careers

'Ignoring the early criticism was the best thing for my career'...

A regular on Radio 4, district nurse team lead and specialist community practice teacher at...

Award winning nurse leader wants you to challenge the typical medical model and...

Tanya Strange pioneered a prescription for loneliness – after findings suggested elderly...

Helen Ballinger

Discovering a different side to the NHS

After 32 years in nursing, Helen Ballinger talks about her new role as clinical...

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