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cervical screening campaign stand

Take a break, have a smear test: NHS trust’s bid to boost uptake among staff

Workplace cervical screening is proving a hit with nurses

Vacuuming office space

Northern Irish trust tells office-based nurses to clean their own workspace

Union Unite says the directive may aim to save money but is ‘absurd’

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Ruth May

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

NHS nursing leaders

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

Evidence and Practice

Varicella zoster virus

Understanding the health risks of varicella zoster virus in pregnancy

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a common illness that causes varicella (chickenpox) and...

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

This article describes innovations in the recognition and management of at risk and...

Developing a course for primary care healthcare assistants in recognising and responding to deteriorating patients

Developing a course for primary care healthcare assistants in recognising and...

The acuity of patients being seen and treated in primary care is changing. This article...

The role of the practice nurse in assessing erectile dysfunction in men with type 2 diabetes

The role of the practice nurse in assessing erectile dysfunction in men with type 2...

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men who have diabetes. However, ED...

Examining the effects of knife crime on health services

Three studies explore the prevalence of knife crime in London on children and young people

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

Good communication is vital in all health settings. If nurses are to support lifestyle and...

Features

How in house staff development can grow your own district nurses

A trust has devised a range of courses to develop the skills of all its nursing workforce

Student nurse in general practice

The network for general practice nurses of the future

How student ambassadors are helping to promote the specialty as a first-choice career

Patient-led initiative targets heart failure in primary healthcare

Marvellous Mentors is aiming to improve awareness of heart failure

Man uses an inhaler

COPD flare-ups: how to end the ‘gross overuse’ of antibiotics

Earlier and better patient education is needed to promote self-management

How compassion and kindness can change a community

A volunteer-run social initiative is helping local people to support those in crisis

The sleep game

Introducing the board game that helps nurses promote healthy sleep in children

Ruth Silverman on how her Sleep Game can bolster knowledge of sleep patterns and behaviours

Opinion

leg club members' ulcers are dressed

Why the Long Term Plan is a missed opportunity in health promotion

A Queen’s Nurse says medical models alone will not address social determinants of health

Free

Nurses warned not to be left behind in general practice developments

General practice nurses cannot be left behind in discussions about how practices develop

Illustration of clock and blister packs of pills

Parkinson’s: how you can ensure patients get their medication on time

With caseloads for specialist nurses climbing, awareness among all healthcare staff is vital

Students

community nurse with a patient

It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

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

Careers

Kim Badcock

‘Taking nursing to another level’

After an outstanding career in the NHS, Kim Badcock is as excited by nursing as ever

Louise_Brady

'One of the most important things is the power of deep listening'...

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership lead nurse for primary and community...

Creating a fast track into practice nursing

A training course aims to provide everything needed for a career as a practice nurse

Jobs