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How to improve patient care – and save the planet at the same time

Small sustainable changes can make a huge impact on the health of your patients and the world

Nurses warned to watch finances as cost of living increases

RCN urges members to budget carefully, ask for advice and check entitlement to benefits

Indicative ballot: nurses prepared to strike over 3% pay offer 

RCN seeks 12.5% pay rise and will use ballot results to consider next steps

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What you need to know about Omicron variant of COVID-19

Front-line staff facing greater pressure with expansion of booster jab programme

Next year’s pay rise: further ‘dithering and delays’ unacceptable, say unions

Government pushes back a decision on 2022-23 pay offer for Agenda for Change staff

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‘No evidence’ to justify forced vaccination of front-line nurses

DHSC told to show benefits of mandatory jabs are proportionate to expected workforce costs

Evidence and Practice

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

Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK

Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK

Most deaths from cervical cancer could be avoided if women had regular cervical screening

Evaluation of an emotional well-being at work programme for supporting health visiting teams during COVID-19

Evaluation of an emotional well-being at work programme for supporting health visiting...

Developing ideas to help support your team members during the pandemic

Delivering the annual immunisation update to primary care staff via live online learning

Delivering the annual immunisation update to primary care staff via live online learning

How a training provider switched from a face-to-face to an online training delivery format

Comparing mean and single automated office blood pressure measurement in a US ambulatory care setting

Comparing mean and single automated office blood pressure measurement in ambulatory care

Accurate measurement of blood pressure is essential to diagnose and treat hypertension

Features

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

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Nurse leadership: targeting stem cell donation and vaccine uptake in the Sikh community

How RCN Nurse Award winner Rohit Sagoo has improved outcomes and engagement

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Nurses need to be alert to possible symptoms at the earliest stage

Opinion

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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

Childhood asthma: treatment options and why it is under-diagnosed

High prevalence of asthma – 1 in 11 UK children – means nurses need better understanding

School vaccinations: nurses should never be subject to threats and abuse

Being involved in the COVID-19 vaccination drive is challenging for school nurses

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

What does being a Queen’s Nurse mean and could it improve your practice?

The title recognises high standards of person-centred care in community nursing

What does a nursing support worker role involve?

In education, community and acute care, these staff make a vital contribution to the team

What is a wound care nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior role

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