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Illustration of person with ME

How nurses can support people with ME

Often referred to as the ‘invisible illness’, ME can be a highly debilitating condition

Image depicts woman in superhero cape with her hands raised. General practice nurses are frustrated with their status and feel undervalued. They should be seen as super nurses, not doctors’ helpers.

General practice nurses are super nurses, not doctors’ helpers

Frustrated and often undervalued, is it time to reconsider the general practice nurse role?

Measles is a potentially life-threatening condition Picture: Science Photo Library

Stop blaming the anti-vax bogeyman and focus on immunisation services

Investing in nurses and resources to educate parents is more pressing than battling fake news

Picture shows image in the shape of a heart in pastel colours. A community nurse says a stigma remains over becoming emotional because a patient you cared for has died, but argues that grieving shows she has done her job well.

It is healthy to grieve and reflect when a patient dies

A community nurse argues that grieving when a patient dies shows she has done her job well

Picture of birth control methods – a condom, contraceptive pills and an intrauterine device. A new RCN resource aims to support staff and ensure that nurses can practice safely and deliver evidence-based holistic clinical care.

Sexual health services reform has unintended outcomes

Changes in sexual health services affected workforce skills, but RCN resources are helping

UK district nursing survey aims to provide true picture of the service

District nursing team leaders encouraged to complete the survey

Be innovative in approaching mental health issues… it can change lives

Projects like Men’s Shed Govan can create a sense of worth among users

Remote access

Taking the service to the service user could improve rural access to mental healthcare

Roving clinics can help provide care in remote places to combat loneliness and isolation

No Yeah Buts

Nurses need to focus on their own health even though the odds are stacked against them

A new film aims to help nurses ditch coping mechanisms that are damaging their health

Smacking ban would offer chance to educate parents and carers

A Welsh ban on smacking children would be a chance to educate and support parents and carers

Why do patients not want to see the 'nurse' practitioner?

A stereotyped view of nurses persists, and the profession needs to tackle misconceptions

Asthma and COPD: inhaler and spacer rescue packs could be a game-changer

Comments are sought on issuing rescue packs to those at risk due to these conditions

Public health nurses face being denied NHS pay rises

A funding complication could result in some public health nurses leaving

Dipstick urine test advice misses the point

Advice against using dipsticks to identify UTIs in people over 65 appears flawed

What to say to help patients see incontinence need not be inevitable

Encouraging individuals to open up about continence can be life-changing for them

New approach needed to stop HIV

Guaranteed public health funding is needed for the UK to reach a zero HIV infections target

Ready to deliver on urgent treatment centres

NHS England's changes to emergency care services aim to alleviate pressure on EDs and GP...

No nurse should lack the training and support to manage patients’ pain

The resources exist to help you challenge inadequate care, says the RCN’s pain forum chair

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