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NHS staff uninformed about asbestos-related risk in workplaces, charity says

Study recommends mesothelioma awareness be added to mandatory staff training

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Mary Seacole among black Britons honoured with special post boxes

Special edition post boxes to mark Black History Month honour contributions of black Britons

Tracey Torrie, who works for the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, received the Dora Roylance Memorial Prize from the Queen’s Nursing Institute

Redeployed school nurse wins QNI award for her COVID-19 work

Queen’s Nursing Institute honours nurse who helped vulnerable families during the pandemic

Two women dressed in mortar board and gowns for their graduation – as 2,000 nursing students face long delay to graduate as a result of the pandemic

Delayed graduation: why nursing students face months of clinical placement catch-up

COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on practice learning schedules

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RCN’s Beat the Flu campaign warns of double jeopardy with COVID-19 this winter

Campaign urges nurses and healthcare staff to get the flu vaccination as early as possible

Joining an online Zoom conference for nurses to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

QNI’s free online conference will share lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic

Queen's Nursing Institute also says conference is a thank you to community nurses

Analysis

Long-COVID: what nurses need to know about longer-term effects of the virus

How to support people who still have symptoms months after their initial infection

Coronavirus in the community: the innovations helping nursing services keep up

Collaboration has helped staff face the enormous challenges of community care

How nutrition can aid successful long-term recovery from COVID-19

Nutritional support is vital to help patients with the lasting effects of coronavirus

Nursing students: here’s how your training will look in the new academic year

Post-pandemic peak, universities plan to continue with initiatives such as online lessons

What happens to all the nurse well-being support and the wobble rooms now?

COVID-19: Not all employers will be keeping staff hubs open and parking free

Revalidation: steps to get your application back on track

COVID-19 work pressures have put paid to many nurses’ CPD plans – but help is at hand

Clinical update

Diagnosis of respiratory symptoms

New guidance offers pragmatic advice on the safest approach during the pandemic

Molecular model of human papillomavirus

Cervical cancer and screening: advice for nurses

Updated RCN guidance on cervical cancer covers vaccination recommendations and screening

How to deliver person-centred end of life care for older people living with frailty

New guidance aims to help nurses deliver high-quality, person-centred care

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Diabetes and care homes: how nurses can manage risk related to COVID-19

Advice on effective management of hyperglycaemia, as well as end of life care and foot care

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Asthma management during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 and severe asthma: what to advise patients

NICE guidance on managing severe asthma in adults and children during the pandemic

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Home nutrition

COVID-19 nutritional advice

Nutritional advice to help patients during and after COVID-19 has been published

Policy briefing

ReSPECT form update: a more patient-centred focus for advance care planning

How nurses can implement changes to the RCUK process for end of life decision-making

Obesity strategy: steps for tackling a public health crisis

Government’s plan to get the nation fit, protect against COVID-19 and ease strain on the NHS

Managing recovery from COVID-19

A service to aid long-term recovery will offer personalised, online-based aftercare

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Guidance on school nursing during the pandemic

Advice on how school nursing services in England can operate during imposed restrictions

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Picture shows two medics in discussion. Lack of personal protective equipment allows nurses to take a decision to protect themselves, RCN guidance says.

COVID-19: when you can refuse to treat a patient due to inadequate PPE

The implications for nurses of RCN guidance on care provision and inadequate PPE

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Interventions to improve the mental health and well-being of children and young people

Public Health England focuses on promoting critical importance of mental health

Research news

Woman holding up a new-born baby. Picture: iStock

How cost-effective is the Family Nurse Partnership?

A study to see if the programme for first-time parents is good value for money for the NHS

Mother with crying baby. Picture: iStock

An intervention package helps parents of excessively crying babies

Parents and healthcare professionals endorse use of selected support materials

School children running in a park. Picture: Alamy

The Daily Mile: is this initiative fit to get children moving?

School trial of a 15-minute jog shows positive outcomes but concerns over implementation

Pictures shows a GP talking to a young man. People with cancer who skip urgent referral appointments for their symptoms are more likely to die within a year of diagnosis, researchers say

Skipping urgent referral linked to mortality risk

People with cancer who skip referrals are more likely to die within a year of diagnosis

Picture shows a 3D illustration of herpes viruses and antibodies. Nurses and GPs play a pivotal role in shingles vaccine uptake, according to researchers investigating why people have the vaccination.

Vital role for nurses in shingles vaccination uptake

Nurses play a pivotal role in uptake of the shingles vaccine targeting people over 70

Picture show model depicting depressed young mother holding a baby. Support such as listening visits by health visitors to new mothers with mental health problems could be improved.

Better mental health support needed for new mums

Support from health visitors to new mothers with mental health problems could be improved

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Assessing patients for intermittent self-catheterisation

Study looked at types of catheter available for intermittent use

Clinical presentation of scabies in older care home residents differs from classic...

Prospective study of scabies outbreaks in ten care homes for older people

Anticoagulant

Study advocates continued use of anticoagulants in patients with resolved atrial...

Treatment with anticoagulants reduces risk of stroke by two thirds

Diet study offers hope for people with epilepsy

Bacteria may help limit seizures, study of high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet finds

Sharing surveillance of infectious diseases could reduce use of antibiotics

International study found diagnoses improved through shared use of surveillance systems

Vitamin D

Higher vitamin D level associated with lower risk of total cancer

Japanese study suggests beneficial effects for prevention of cancer in all sites

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Chronic lymphcytic leukaemia: Improving treatment and support for patients

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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Ask the experts webinar: serious skin infections

This webinar explores the nursing management of serious skin infections and how they can be effectively managed and treated. Richard Hatchett, a nurse tutor and senior editor at RCNi, discusses nursing innovations with Sharon Falconer, a specialist outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) nurse from Aberdeen, and Malcolm Bain from the medical department at Correvio.

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Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the career move to work in Wales.

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