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NEWS 2 score

COVID-19: reliance on early warning scores may have caused delays in care

A lack of specialist staff led to an over-reliance on the NEWS2 score, report says

Disinfecting surfaces at the Covid-19 recovery ward at Mater Hospital, Belfast

COVID-19: Northern Ireland rewards final-year students for working during pandemic

Health minister extends band 4 pay until their nursing studies end in September

Lupus

Nurse contributors wanted for project showing skin conditions in BAME children

Skin Deep aims to improve the range of images available of dermatological conditions

Photograph of patient with Covid toe

Nurses should look out for ‘COVID toe’ in patients

The COVID-19 symptom can look like chilblains, nurse consultant says

Picture shows a woman wearing a face mask, with an airport departures board in the background

COVID-19 effect could deter international nurses from coming to UK, says ICN

Perceptions of safety and financial impact may make UK less attractive to overseas nurses

Healthcare staff wearing personal protective equipment

Front-line healthcare staff at greater risk of COVID-19 than public, despite PPE – study

Reseachers recommend stricter protocols for social distancing among healthcare workers

Evidence and Practice

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of human papillomavirus (...

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses supporting patients with asthma should be aware of guidelines and new recommendations

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

People with dementia who mobilise around and outside the home can present challenges

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

Working with public health is an important aspect of reducing transmission

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

Features

Social prescribing for well-being: how nurses can combat loneliness and isolation

Connecting people to support and services is more important in the wake of COVID-19 than ever

How are your bowel motions? The question nurses need to ask

Patients may be embarrassed to talk about bowel problems, but help is available

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

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

Opinion

Image shows a community nurse in PPE tending to a patient in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Capitalising on the astonishing work of district and community nurses during COVID-19

We need to retain the spotlight on the excellent service we provide beyond the pandemic

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

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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

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

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

Virtual interview

Virtual interview tips for nurses: how to present yourself and how to prepare

Social distancing has made remote interviews far more common — here’s how to excel on screen

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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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