Analysis

Common but crushing: how skin conditions can affect mental health

The information you need to support patients coping with ‘just a skin condition’

COVID-19 vaccination: have you had yours?

With all front-line health and social care staff now eligible, we look at the roll-out so far

COVID-19 vaccine: why people with learning disabilities should be a priority group

People with learning disabilities more likely to die from COVID-19 than general population

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

Skin damage caused by PPE

COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Expert advice for nurses on minimising the effects of prolonged use of masks and visors

A nurse in PPE, wearing a visor, mask and gown

COVID-19 workplace support: initiatives promoting nurse health and well-being

Virtual wobble rooms, PPE marshals, welfare cafés – how employers are supporting staff

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: what you need to know

Nurses are playing a leading role in the mass vaccination programme

Diabetes care catch-up: which patients should take priority as COVID-19 continues?

Many patients have missed out on care during the pandemic - now services are under pressure

During the pandemic care home nurses have proven there is more than one front line

In a changed world, care home nurses have shown that they have the skills to care for people with multiple and complex needs

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: what to say to allay patients’ concerns

Not everyone trusts the coronavirus vaccine – but advice from nurses can change minds

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out so far: nurses’ experiences in hospitals and GP surgeries

As the programme extends into primary care, teams will need support

Can virtual placements compare? The realities of blended learning during COVID-19

Nursing courses moved classes online amid the pandemic, but some changes might stay

Should I say sorry? How to handle complaints – and how to learn from them

While patient feedback can be difficult to hear, showing empathy may help resolve issues

2020 – a year like no other for the world in general and nurses in particular

Nurses reflect on how COVID-19 has changed what they do, and how they can shape the future

Why blood samples are rejected and how to reduce the risk of error

Diagnosis and treatment can be delayed if the lab says a sample is unsuitable to process

Why nurses need to talk about vitamin D with their patients

As daylight hours get shorter, many people will need to top up their vitamin D levels

COVID-19: end of life care and the lessons of the first wave

Marie Curie-Nursing Standard survey highlights the emotional toll of the pandemic on nurses

Back to school: how school nurses have coped with new-term challenges

Schoolchildren’s return has reduced health concerns, but school nurses have less access

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