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Influenza vaccine

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

healthcare assistant

Growth of healthcare assistant numbers outstrips nurse recruitment, study finds

Figures prompt renewed call for mandatory safe staffing in England

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BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

Parking fees

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

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RCN calls for clarity over nurses’ employment rights after the UK leaves the EU

Workers’ rights among healthcare benefits at risk once UK is outside the EU, says RCN

Social media

Social media app provides ‘invaluable’ support for patients with breast cancer

A clinical nurse specialist set up and moderates the WhatsApp networking group

Evidence and Practice

A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention

A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention

Falls in older people are a major cause of hospital admissions. Primary healthcare...

An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

General practice is facing a shortage of nurses and it can be difficult to recruit and...

Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

A central London NHS trust piloted an adapted Buurtzorg model Neighbourhood Nursing team to...

Diabetes structured education: using technology to transform care

Diabetes structured education: using technology to transform care

Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes are recommended for all newly diagnosed...

Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Allergy to cow’s milk protein represents a significant burden for babies, their families and...

Contraception implant

Using smartphone technology and social media to introduce a new pain relief method...

This article describes how a personal smartphone and an online video-sharing platform were...

Features

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

Glen Crisp and Sarah O'Donnell

Receiving cancer care in the workplace

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers people in the north west of England cancer care in...

Using a grassroots approach to improve health in the Sikh population

A nursing lecturer is taking public health messages to the heart of the community

Make sure you’re ready for this year’s flu immunisation programme

Practitioners should be ready to ensure administration of age-appropriate vaccinations

man looking at nature with support of carer

What could the UK learn from adult social care in Japan?

An ageing population and shrinking workforce forced Japan to rethink how it funds care

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New competency framework for tuberculosis nursing

Hanna Kaur – who represented the RCN throughout the development and publication of the...

Opinion

Calorie labelling is welcome, but it won’t solve the obesity crisis

Compulsory labels can’t alone turn the tide, says RCN’s Helen Donovan

Time for a seismic shift in global healthcare

Investment in primary care is the change the world needs, says ICN director Howard Catton

Social healthcare

Adapting overseas models of health and social care to the UK: what could work?

Providing help funded through long-term care insurance may be part of the answer

Students

What a placement on a remote island taught me about truly person-centred care

Working in this environment means really getting to know your patients, says Elizabeth Spence

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned

What to expect from a placement in police custody

A police custody suite offers many opportunities to learn about person-centred care

Careers

Liz Alderton

'Ignoring the early criticism was the best thing for my career'...

A regular on Radio 4, district nurse team lead and specialist community practice teacher at...

Award winning nurse leader wants you to challenge the typical medical model and...

Tanya Strange pioneered a prescription for loneliness – after findings suggested elderly...

Helen Ballinger

Discovering a different side to the NHS

After 32 years in nursing, Helen Ballinger talks about her new role as clinical...

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