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Many NHS and social care workers no longer earning a living wage

One NHS employee told campaign group they were ‘down to one meal a day’

Mini-budget: ‘Billions to bankers and nothing to nurses’

Nursing unions question government’s priorities as mini-budget rewards high earners

GP nurse

What can be done to persuade nurses to stay in general practice?

GPNs look at what needs to change to boost staffing and the profile of the specialty

‘No value for nurses’ – reaction to health secretary’s NHS plan

RCN Congress chair criticises Thérèse Coffey’s plans to get NHS through difficult winter

NMC to consider proposed changes to English language requirements for overseas nurses

Plan to revamp language tests would make it easier for overseas staff to register in the UK

‘Panicked and ill-considered’ NHS plan draws fire from unions

Critics say Thérèse Coffey’s plan calls for volunteers but fails to address staff shortages

Evidence and Practice

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion: exploring patients’ experiences

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion

Exploring patients’ experiences of living at home with an indwelling pleural catheter

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

Teaching self-care can be woven into the routine conversations nurses have with patients

Supporting school nurses to deliver emotional and mental health interventions: a service evaluation

Supporting school nurses to deliver emotional and mental health interventions

The experiences and perceptions of a small school nursing team of the support they receive

Role of the community nurse in supporting person-centred end of life care

Role of the community nurse in supporting person-centred end of life care

Some of the challenges that community nurses may experience and how to address them

Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 2: legal and ethical

Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 2: legal and ethical

Legislation and underpinning ethical principles that guide decision-making in prescribing

Identifying and supporting women and girls at risk of, or experiencing, violence and abuse

Identifying and supporting women at risk of, or experiencing, violence and abuse

Enhance your understanding of the forms of violence and abuse women and girls may experience

Features

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Diagnostic overshadowing: the menopause and mental health

Menopause may be missed or misdiagnosed, preventing women from receiving the help they need

Why I became a children’s nurse – and why I still love it

Six nurses reveal why they chose children’s nursing and why it remains so rewarding

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Opinion

Menopause at work: what if employers were required to make reasonable adjustments?

The workplace changes that could help nurses cope with debilitating symptoms

Note to the new PM: the nursing workforce crisis can’t be outsourced

Fewer UK applicants accepted on courses will mean greater reliance on overseas recruitment

Flu vaccine: who is included in this year’s programme and how it will work

The UK Health Security Agency has issued fresh guidance for the coming 2022-23 flu season

Students

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

Careers

What does a nutrition nurse specialist do – and could it be your next career move?

A role delivering appropriate and safe feeding for patients, in hospital and at home

Community nursing: what the core specialist qualification means for you

We explain the biggest shake-up of advanced community training in 30 years

What does a thrombosis nurse specialist do – and could this be your next role?

The position involves care in preventing, diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism

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