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Picture shows a young woman sitting on a sofa looking pensive

NHS figures reveal April peak in nurse sickness absence due to COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and depression also accounted for one quarter of absences in May

Newly qualified nurses joining the NHS workforce in England

Nurse numbers in England up by more than 14,000, according to NHS data

University admissions figures also show record numbers accepting a place to study nursing

Community nurse Maria Levesley, sings in the studio to record her SSKIN song that raises awareness of pressure ulcers

SSKIN pressure ulcer song: award for team’s ‘uplifting’ awareness campaign

Community nurse’s rewrite of Pet Shop Boys hit has had thousands of views of YouTube

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Nurse cleanses the hand of a patient nearing the end of life – as Nursing Standard and Marie Curie ask nurses to complete their survey

Impact of the pandemic on end of life care: take part in our survey

Tell us how COVID-19 has affected the care of dying patients

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign

Nurses urged to join the 10k challenge and help healthcare colleagues

10k for Nurses and Midwives campaign is run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust

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Report calls for urgent review of impact of 12-hour shifts on nurses

The King’s Fund makes recommendations to improve well-being of staff

Evidence and Practice

Understanding the benefits of the district nurse specialist practitioner qualification

Understanding the benefits of the district nurse specialist practitioner qualification

A reflection on the importance of post-graduate education in district nursing

Open access
Facebook as a conduit for population health messaging

Facebook as a conduit for population health messaging

Advice and suggestions about how to develop the social media platform in practice areas

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

An overview of HPV, including its types, transmission, links to cancer and testing

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses supporting patients with asthma should be aware of guidelines and new recommendations

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

People with dementia who mobilise around and outside the home can present challenges

Hepatitis A infection: public health management and the role of the primary care nurse

Hepatitis A infection: public health management and the role of the primary care nurse

Working with public health is an important aspect of reducing transmission

Features

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Nurse educators' initiative improves oral health of care home residents...

Response was prompted by CQC report on lack of oral health training in many care homes

COVID-19 and smoking: what nurses need to know to help people quit for good

The pandemic is providing an incentive for smokers to quit – and nurses can help them

Sexual harassment against nurses: what to do if you or your colleagues are affected

New RCN guidance aims to empower nurses to recognise and report it

COVID-19 ‘surge’ training: helping nurses provide compassionate end of life care

Redeployed staff learn about communication skills and their roles as witness bearers

Childbirth, menopause, ageing and stress incontinence: dispelling the myths

How nurses can explain that pads are not the answer and need not be inevitable

Why general practice nurses must take ownership of what the new normal will mean

The pandemic has ushered in new ways of care delivery, many of which seem here to stay

Opinion

Flu jabs are all in a day’s work for nurses – and Matt Hancock should know this

Shadowing a nurse would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

Students

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Shopping volunteer delivering supplies

COVID-19: how a neighbourhood volunteer scheme is teaching me about leadership

One nursing student is coordinating a network of support for vulnerable community members

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Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Family planning

The compassionate care given in abortion clinics is what nursing is all about

Marie Stopes UK says placements can help nursing students understand non-judgemental care

Careers

Agency nurses: why we need to challenge outdated stereotypes

How the right support and training can make the most of this vital healthcare workforce

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

Virtual interview

Virtual interview tips for nurses: how to present yourself and how to prepare

Social distancing has made remote interviews far more common — here’s how to excel on screen

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