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A young woman being vaccinated by a nurse

RCN urges university students to get meningitis jab before term starts

First-year students are at elevated risk of meningococcal infection

Sarah Wollaston

Integration of health and social care at risk, say MPs

‘Government has failed to explain its vision for health and social care to professionals and...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

First details of Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss NHS pay deal communication

Event to take place at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September

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Nurses in Wales to vote on 6.5% pay rise

RCN in Wales to consult members on annual pay increases and faster pay progression

Elder abuse

RCN issues adult safeguarding training for all healthcare staff

Guidance outlines training programme to ensure vulnerable patients are protected from...

Janet Davies

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

Analysis

Senior care

Integrated care and 'virtual wards' help prevent unnecessary hospital...

A new model of integrated care sees multidisciplinary teams monitoring older people with...

Cathy Ryan and Melinda Mortimer

GP-based Admiral Nurse service challenges the stigma of dementia

A nurse-led service is helping to change perceptions of dementia in a community in Suffolk

Diabetes: why mental well-being is so important for glycaemic control

Depression often goes hand in hand with a diabetes diagnosis, but support is sorely lacking

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EXCLUSIVE: The short staffing that is threatening patient safety across the UK

Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey results add weight to case for safe staffing law

Altnagelvin renal home therapies team

RCNi Nurse Awards 2018: renal home therapies team wins Patient's Choice award...

Passion and commitment of three nurses makes them worthy winners

Television series shines a light on hospice care

Outstanding hospice featuring in documentary is 'privileged' to be able to promote home care

Clinical update

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

RCN urges nurses to encourage cervical screening tests

New RCN guidelines advise nurses to encourage eligible women to access cervical screening...

Urine analysis

Identifying and treating urinary tract infections: new NICE guidelines

Recommendations on diagnosing and managing UTIs

Lyme disease

Identifying and treating Lyme disease: new NICE guidelines

Caused by bites from infected ticks, Lyme disease requires prompt treatment to avoid...

Asthma

NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis and management

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how to offer medicines are recommended in...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to...

Policy briefing

A woman carer and therapy dog with an elderly female patient

Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and...

Improving respiratory health in Wales

The Welsh Government's plan to improve accuracy and diagnosis speeds for chronic obstructive...

Advice on setting staff hours for specialist palliative care

New guidelines for 24-hour palliative care services

New voluntary standards for general practice nurses

New voluntary standards on the education and practice of senior general practice nurses have...

Guidelines on home use of oxygen

The latest policies and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

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Cervical screening

Read our policy briefing on new Public Health England guidance on the importance of practice...

Research news

Good practice guidelines aim to show quality in home nursing care

Three-phase mixed methods study in England identifies ways to measure community nursing

English ‘Buurtzorg’ pilot impresses patients and nurses

A Dutch case study investigates the feasibility of easing the district nurse workload

School nurses and health visitors need training on sexting

Qualitive study looks at nursing ability to deal with consequences of sexting in young people

Journal scan

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

Practice workloads increase more than 10%, e-consultation finds

Trialling the use of online consultation systems in monitoring and improving general...

Controlled trials look at intervention use for people living with dementia at home

Understanding the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and...

Study analyses financial burden contributing to low rates of breastfeeding

Assessing the financial incentive for higher numbers of breastfeeding, in a bid to improve...

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Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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