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Egg Machine with Steam

Brisk breakfast: machine makes scrambled eggs for patients in 15 seconds

Trial of device at Nottingham hospital whips up a positive response

Picture shows a school nurse giving a girl the HPV vaccination. Vaccinations for children a new screening method that looks for traces of HPV and could result in cervical cancer being eliminated, the NHS says.

Cervical cancer could be eliminated, NHS says

Vaccinations for all children, along with upgraded screening for HPV ‘will save lives’

Health secretary Matt Hancock speaks from podium

Health secretary Hancock raises smiles over how ‘50,000 more nurses’ pledge is viewed

Minister was speaking at launch of Florence Nightingale Foundation academy

Image of sepsis

Sepsis now a bigger killer than cancer, study suggests

Analysis of global data reveals 11 million sepsis-related deaths in 2017

Tyspane care home in north Devon

Nursing home manager struck off for failing to act on abuse claims

NMC sanctions three former staff at Devon care home for patient neglect

RCNi Nurse Awards info

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: deadline for nominations extended

Individuals and teams now have until 7 February to nominate themselves or a colleague

Evidence and Practice

Why general practice nurses need education about cancer as a long-term condition

Why general practice nurses need education about cancer as a long-term condition

This article outlines the results of a survey of cancer training needs conducted with...

How to ensure better integrated care

Three recent studies look at methods to facilitate greater integrated care

Improving women’s uptake of cervical screening in primary care

Improving women’s uptake of cervical screening in primary care

Strategies healthcare professionals can implement to improve the uptake of cervical screening

How to make clear and compelling written arguments: advice for nurses

How to make clear and compelling written arguments: advice for nurses

In healthcare clearly formulated arguments can mean nurses’ efforts are directed effectively

Young woman with eating disorder

How to treat eating disorders in primary care

Three studies highlight the growing incidence of eating disorders in primary care

Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care

Prompt notification by clinicians and appropriate public health actions can prevent infection

Features

Image shows a general practice nurse with a patient

General practice nursing: a specialism in need of a higher profile and more recruits

Three years on from a QNI survey, have general practice nurses' concerns been addressed?

Image shows RCN community lead for end of life care Carolyn Doyle

New community and end of life lead wants to challenge RCN’s elitist image

Carolyn Doyle wants to be accessible to all nurses, champion and support them

Diabetes distress is the term used to describe the emotional toll the condition and its management can have an an individual

Diabetes: why managing the condition is about so much more than blood sugar levels

People can find the emotional demands relentless, leading to diabetes distress or burnout

Vitamin B12 injections

Vitamin B12: to inject or not to inject?

Why treating vitamin B 12 deficiency with intramuscular injections could be a waste of...

Diabetes: what nurses can learn from peer support groups

Young, newly diagnosed adults value a positive approach that makes them feel less isolated

Leadership: how the QNI is helping community nurses develop their skills

Two cohorts of nurses have successfully completed the QNI’s leadership programme since 2017

Opinion

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It’s high time we sing the praises of general practice nurses

Despite staff shortages, practice nurses go the extra mile and make the best use of resources

Free
SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Picture shows playing cards created by the charity Marie Curie to help broach the subject of death and dying. Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience.

How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign tackles taboo around death and dying

Early and open conversations can make a huge difference to the end of life experience

Students

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

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training

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

Careers

illustration show figure behind three masks graded by size

Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

Financial education can help nurses to plan for retirement and unexpected loss of income

Financial know-how for nurses: make your money work for you

Planning for retirement, or living week to week? Financial education lets you take control

Pregnant women at a parent support group

Experiences of pregnant women with fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities

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