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Owami Davies

Missing nursing student: fifth man arrested, police make fresh appeal to public

Police make renewed appeal for information about Owami Davies, who vanished over a month ago

Medication errors: how to avoid them and what to do if you make one

Advice on common mistakes, their potential consequences and methods to improve safety

Petition urges Government to rethink scrapping NHS COVID sick pay

Nurses with long-COVID say the payments were a lifeline providing financial security

Nursing in social care: how leadership opportunities can change its image

Using career pathways and peer support to attract people to the sector

Hospital cleaning

Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

Picture of inappropriate glove use - a nurse wearing gloves fills in a form

New training will help nurses avoid skin damage from gloves while reducing waste

Free online course for all care settings aims to curb excessive reliance on gloves

Evidence and Practice

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

Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 1: professional

Professional, legal and ethical dimensions of prescribing. Part 1: professional

This first article of two identifies the main professional dimensions of prescribing practice

Using the ‘8Rs’ checklist to support safe vaccination practice

Using the ‘8Rs’ checklist to support safe vaccination practice

Enhance your understanding of the principles of safe vaccination practice

Integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices: barriers and facilitators

Integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices

Barriers and facilitators to integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

There is a clear correlation and bidirectional relationship between diabetes and COVID-19

Features

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?

Help for vulnerable families that proves value of health visiting

Innovative projects supported isolated families during the pandemic

Opinion

Industrial action ballot: how it works and what you need to know

Our guide explains the rules on the poll and its potential impact on pay

Staff retention: what would the NHS look like if nurses’ roles were respected?

Stemming the tide of leavers post-COVID will require more than increased overseas recruitment

DNACPR notices: the patient’s role in decision-making and when consent is needed

The discussions required for valid notices, and how patients and their families are involved

Students

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

What to expect from a placement in social care

You’ll learn core skills in a nurse-led environment and support people in the community

Careers

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

Violence reduction nurse specialists: what do they do and what experience do you need?

Working mainly with young people at risk of violence, strong communication skills are key

Framework for a career: how general practice nursing is being transformed

A new framework for general practice provides a structure for career and role development

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