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Nurses choose to live apart from families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses offered alternative housing to safeguard loved ones

Some front-line staff are making the difficult decision to move out during the crisis

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Picture shows an older woman talking to a nurse. More than 7,000 former nurses and midwives signed up for the COVID-19 emergency register within hours of it being opened by the NMC.

COVID-19: thousands join NMC emergency register on first day

Over 7,000 respond to call to return to work and help NHS colleagues tackle the epidemic

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COVID-19 briefing

COVID-19: your daily briefing

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including news and advice for healthcare staff

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Older Nurse

COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: UK public applaud NHS staff – while landmarks turn blue

Joint events staged because ‘they need to know we are grateful’

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

Evidence and Practice

What are the benefits of nurse-led triage in primary care?

What are the benefits of nurse-led triage in primary care?

Why you should read this article • To update your knowledge and ensure your practice is...

Ethical challenges in delivering person-centred care

Ethical challenges in delivering person-centred care

Why you should read this article • To understand the difference between normative ethics and...

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How can community and primary care nurses support and treat people with hoarding...

Three studies highlight the complexity of this disorder – and the provision of treatment

Uncovering the hidden workload involved in providing cancer care in the community

Uncovering the hidden workload involved in providing cancer care in the community

Why you should read this article • To enhance your awareness of the unrecognised work...

Exploring the effectiveness of a brief health promotion intervention in an urgent treatment centre

Exploring the effectiveness of a brief health promotion intervention in an urgent...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance awareness of the importance of health...

How to manage PVL-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in primary care

How to manage PVL-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in primary care

Health protection and primary care teams should work together to carry out a risk assessment

Features

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General practice nursing: a specialism in need of a higher profile and more recruits

Three years on from a QNI survey, have general practice nurses' concerns been addressed?

Picture shows nurse Sarah O'Donnell with patient Glenys Crisp. Nurses are helping cancer survivors to resume a normal routine by treating them at their workplace.

NHS trust’s chemotherapy in the workplace service proves popular with nurse and patient

Nurses help patients to resume a normal routine by treating them at their workplace

Picture shows a practice nurse with a female patient.  Doncaster’s scheme to attract and keep practice nurses is part of a growing trend across the country.

General practice nursing plan to avert workforce crisis is fabulous, says lead nurse

Doncaster plan to attract and keep practice nurses is part of trend across the country

Diabetes nurses at Solent NHS Trust have developed a tool to support community nurses caring for housebound patients with diabetes

Meet the nurses transforming diabetes care in the community

Trust's new scoring tool radically transforms diabetes care for housebound patients

Picture of Nahla Walker (centre), with nurses Helen Drury (left) and Joanne Leivesley. When Nahla, aged six, told them she wanted to be a nurse, they ordered a special outfit for her with the name badge ‘Nurse in training’.

Celebrating 30 years of Primary Health Care

Nurses have quietly made a difference to people's lives amid shifting policy initiatives

Obesity and overweight is more common in nurses than other professional groups, research has found

Why being an overweight nurse matters - and what to do about it

Management support and simple steps can make a big difference to a growing problem

Opinion

PHC 30th anniversary

Primary Health Care journal celebrates community and general practice nurses

Practitioners continue to show how highly-skilled they are

Picture shows an older man appearing anxious while looking at a computer screen. Research by Macmillan shows thousands of people with cancer are left anxious, depressed or confused after finding misleading information online.

Macmillan: how nurses can tackle online cancer myths and bogus cures

Research shows thousands are made anxious, depressed or confused by false information online

Picture shows a nurse displaying her name tag at a patient's front door. Scotland’s integrated workforce plan is only a first step towards delivering commitments on district nursing.

Scotland’s integrated workforce plan is only a first step for district nursing

Challenge to deliver commitments amid service pressures, clinical complexity, nurse vacancies

Students

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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

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training

Careers

Picture of Caitriona O’Neill, who talks about her work with Accelerate, a wound and lymphoedema community interest company in East London.

Director of community service and lymphoedema

Caitriona O’Neill talks about her work at a community interest company

Picture of military advanced nurse practitioner Lynda Mathias, a clinical staff officer in the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel, who describes some of the challenges she has faced

Military advanced nurse practitioner

Army clinical staff officer Lynda Mathias describes some of the challenges she has faced

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Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

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