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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: find out who is in the finals

We reveal this year’s shortlist of fabulous nurses, healthcare assistants and teams

Infections around the world

‘We need to learn from infection control in nursing homes around the world’

How a travel scholarship project may help reduce NHS costs related to unplanned admissions

Lorraine Haining

‘Appreciative Friday’ helps show staff how much they are valued

Queen’s Nurse’s social media messages for staff and families caring for people with dementia

Clare Cable

Unleash your inner rebel, community nurses are urged

Nurses can shape society’s future, says head of Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

Devices promoting independence in people with dementia could lighten nurses’ workload

Imperial College scientists investigate technology that could transform individuals’ lives

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Analysis

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Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Networks

Primary care networks: what are the implications for all community nurses?

NHS England wants the networks rolled out by June, presenting opportunities and challenges

Community mental health nurses should also work in general practices to ease care burden

GP Partnership Review examines the difficult challenges general practices face

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Why all nurses should ask patients who smoke whether they want to quit

Every nurse should be trained to support smoking cessation, says lung health task force

Long term

NHS Long Term Plan ‘guarantees’ shifting resources from hospitals to community

'Historic' publication promises to reshape health service around the ‘changing needs of...

Brexit and the NHS

What’s in store for nursing in 2019?

Staffing issues, Brexit and new leaders are expected to dominate the nursing agenda this year

Clinical update

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Updated National Osteoporosis Society guideline on vitamin D

A guideline on which patients to test and who to treat for vitamin D deficiency

NICE issues guidance on decision-making and mental capacity

This guidance reflects concerns about the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

Updated NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure

People with chronic heart failure should be given a detailed care plan, updated NICE...

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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...

Policy briefing

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NHS Improvement guidance calls for consistent approach to pressure ulcer definition and...

Guidance calls for the 72-hour rule for pressure ulcers to be scrapped

Safeguarding

Safeguarding guidelines for protection of children and young people

RCN publishes updated guidance for safeguarding children and young people

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New RCN position statement on termination of pregnancy

College responds after members support call for decriminalisation

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Diabetes: recommendations for improving mental well-being

All-party group calls for clearer pathways to support individuals’ psychological needs

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

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Animals in healthcare

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

Research news

Study supports new screening method for cervical cancer

Screening for high risk human papillomavirus more sensitive than cytology testing

Parenting scheme works for at-risk families

A scheme for at-risk families helps improve mothers’ mental health and parenting confidence

Taking about self-harm: improving consultations between nurses and young people

Practice nurse conversation guide could help in consultations with young people who self-harm

STIs

Evaluating a chlamydia screening programmes’ online results service

Screening scheme receives high approval rating by service users

School intervention

Whole school intervention to improve health outcomes for children and young people

Focus on restorative practices to address bullying and aggression for year 8-10 students

Wound care

Cost of nurse-led surgical wound care and management treatment plans assessed 

Analysis of cohort of anonymised patient records reveals wound-healing inconsistency

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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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Pippa Bagnall

Childhood obesity: my vision for unlocking the potential of school nurses

Series 3 Episode S7: Pippa Bagnall calls for more work on child obesity prevention

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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How to support patients to stay safe when meeting people through dating apps

Season 3 Episode 2: Sexual health nurse discusses sexual assault and dating apps

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

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

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Nursing Standard podcast: Agile working

Tissue viability nurse Debbie Wickens takes us on her rounds

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