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A nurse dresses a heavily ulcerated lower leg

Legs in lockdown: nurses revolutionise lower limb care and transform patient outcomes

Remote triage for foot and leg care means clinical nurse specialists can intervene earlier

Parking charges

Government announces end to free hospital parking for all nurses in England

Parking charges for NHS staff will be reintroduced as COVID-19 pandemic eases

Molecular model of human papillomavirus

Cervical cancer and screening: advice for nurses

Updated RCN guidance on cervical cancer covers vaccination recommendations and screening

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RCNi Award finalists

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: find out who has made the finals

Our shortlist showcases professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care

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Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

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Study at home

Online nursing degrees will be on offer from January

Seven universities in England have signed up to provide the ‘blended’ degrees

Evidence and Practice

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

Why you should read this article: • To gain knowledge of the prevalence, epidemiology and...

Evaluating sleep quality in patients with hypertension

Evaluating sleep quality in patients with hypertension

Discussion of sleep quality should form part of the overall lifestyle advice for patients

Exploring the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of community nurses towards patient self-care

Exploring the attitudes and behaviours of community nurses towards patient self-care

A focus on self-care must be integral to the function and purpose of community nursing

Preventing measles outbreaks: a global health challenge

Preventing measles outbreaks: a global health challenge

Why you should read this article: • To understand the factors that can lead to a measles...

Inhaler

Using play to educate children about asthma

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the importance of improving asthma...

Features

Lyme disease risks

Lyme disease: how nurses can identify it and advise patients

How to detect the tick-borne infectious disease and promote awareness among the public

Shame, stigma and sexual dysfunction: the overlooked diabetes complications

Some physical and mental health issues common in people with diabetes are not discussed

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Nurse-patient conversations: compassionate communication while social distancing

Finding new ways to meet patients’ needs when face-to-face care is not an option

Picture shows a woman holding her head

More than a headache: how migraine treatment often falls short

Even though migraine is common, there’s a lack of understanding of it, even among nurses

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Care in hospices during COVID-9 pandemic

‘Forgotten’ and struggling financially: can health charities survive COVID-19?

With staff redeployed and fundraisers cancelled, charities must find new ways to stay afloat

Opinion

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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COVID-19: how live chat has helped specialist nurses support men with prostate cancer

During COVID-19 Prostate Cancer UK nurses have adopted new ways of working

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Parish Nursing: where spiritual care and community collide

A nurse network providing holistic care to vulnerable and isolated people amid the pandemic

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

Confidentiality illustration

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

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Diabetes consultation over video call

COVID-19: how we adapted our diabetes service to provide seven-day-a-week, remote care

The changes that will remain post-pandemic and tips for adapting other services

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Home visit in PPE

Dear diary: I can’t wait for the day I doff my PPE for good

A community nurse chronicles the daily reality of caring in a time of COVID-19

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

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