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Wales adopts safe staffing laws while the rest of the UK watches

Will the rest of the UK follow suit?

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

‘Decimated’ community teams affect end of life care quality

Lack of community care and funding means nine out of 10 nurses have seen dying patients...

Elizabeth Anionwu

Former nurse's inspirational work in raising awareness of sickle cell disease

Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is committed to championing the fight against sickle cell

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

Survey reveals end of life care compromised

Difficulties in delivering a dignified death intesify

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NICE issue guidelines on suicide prevention in community settings

Guidelines for suicide prevention have been set out in an attempt to reduce the number of...

Emilia Clarke (centre) on set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Healthcare assistant performing an ECG on a patient

Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

Support pay deal

Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

A lone nurse looking scared

Attacks on nurses increase as shortages create ‘hostile environment’

Research shows assaults have risen nearly 10%, with trusts facing financial difficulties...

Clinical update

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...

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

Updated guidance on termination of pregnancy

The RCN has published updated evidence-based guidance on termination of pregnancy.

Endometriosis

Read our clinical update on a new online endometriosis resource for patients, their partners...

hepatitis

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage

Read our clinical update on new guidance from Public Health England in light of a hepatitis...

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Relevance of epilepsy training in intellectual disability nursing

Controlled trial analyses nurses' competency to support adults with epilepsy and...

First evidence that prescribing arts schemes can benefit patients

Seven year study analyses the use of prescribing art schemes in south west England.

Vision screening for all older people not recommended

Systematic review investigated effective use of population screening for visual impairment

Flu vaccine

Flu vaccination: the rate of uptake during pregnancy in England

Exploring the role that health professionals play in the dissemination of information about...

Unhappy with GP

General Practice Patient Survey: the effects of ED attendance on primary healthcare

Addressing patient experience of general practice and policies to improve access in primary...

Sudden infant death syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome: investigating risk factors and safer sleeping practices

Mothers are asked to recall three sudden infant death syndrome strategies and identify risk...

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Policy briefing

Advice on setting out of hours staffing levels for specialist palliative care

Guidance seeks to define the minimum nurse and doctor numbers required to maintain 24-hour...

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

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RCN guidance on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies

Read our policy briefing on RCN guidance on responding to unexpected incidents or...

Ask dying adults about their spiritual beliefs, NICE says

Nurses should ask dying adults about their spiritual beliefs and cultural preferences, new...

Podcast

Nursing Standard podcast: Agile working

Tissue viability nurse Debbie Wickens takes us on her rounds

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...

'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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Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

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

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Nursing Standard podcast: RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

RCNi nurse of the year 2017 Melanie Davies talks about her achievements

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Nursing Standard podcast: End of year Christmas quiz

Get 2018 off to a winning start with this week’s Nursing Standard podcast Christmas quiz and...

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