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Treatment options: can a patient demand one over another?

Patient choice is important in clinical decision-making, but not the only consideration

Flu vaccination: what are the changes in this year’s programme?

The biggest immunisation campaign ever is about to launch, amid fears about NHS capacity

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

New guidelines on childhood immunisation: best practice, tips and checklists explained

Managing Childhood Immunisation Clinics provides practical advice for general practice nurses

Skin conditions: how to identify rashes and diseases on darker skin types

Black and brown skin tones have been neglected in medical literature - but that’s changing

Setting the standards for community learning disability nurses

New voluntary standards set out clear idea of skills and knowledge senior nurses need

Newborn blood spot testing for SCID: what you need to know

England to trial screening for severe combined immunodeficiency for the next two years

Pelvic floor: how to strengthen your muscles and reduce incontinence risk

Nurses have an elevated risk of pelvic floor weakness, resulting in urinary incontinence

Occupational health services are here to support staff – so why the stigma?

Find out what a referral for physical and mental well-being interventions really involves

Resilience: what it is – and what it isn’t

The term is controversial, but developing the skills can aid recovery from stress

NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Mental health: how nurses can spot the first signs of depression in older people

Terms such as ‘feeling low’ or ‘ out of sorts’ can be used to express anxiety

Long-COVID and children: what you need to know and the dedicated support on offer

Some children with mild illness are still struggling with persistent symptoms for months

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

Sharps injuries: what nurses need to know about the risks

Training is needed to reduce avoidable injuries and minimise infection risks

Compassion fatigue in nurses: symptoms and how to get support

What to do when the emotional and physical toll of caring for patients and working through...

Third wave of COVID-19: what might happen and how nurses can prepare for it

The next wave's timing and size in the UK is uncertain, but there are ways to get ready

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