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Man sits on floor next to child, both are looking sad

COVID-19 death in service: nurses’ families need support to claim pay-out

Unions urge higher take-up of NHS and social care coronavirus life assurance scheme

Picture shows a placard demanding fair pay for nurses, with houses of parliament in the background

RCN joins health unions’ plea to Boris Johnson for ‘significant’ pay rise

Call to end ‘needless delays’ for demoralised and traumatised nursing staff

Picture of healthcare assistant Rachel Trott, who has died after testing positive for COVID-19

HCA with three young children dies from COVID-19

Rachel Trott had started her first NHS job only three months earlier at a hospital in Kent

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

Effects of COVID-19 on BAME healthcare staff: researchers call for more study volunteers

UK-REACH project is exploring physical and mental health impact

Staff bullying: nurse calls for national body to stamp it out ‘once and for all’

Whistle-blower tells MPs of her experiences of bullying in the NHS

Evidence and Practice

Caring for someone with cancer and severe mental illness

Why you should read this article • To learn about the signs and symptoms of severe mental...

Providing cancer treatment and care to people living with cancer and dementia:...

Why you should read this article • To learn about the emerging UK evidence base on cancer...

Reducing the risk of medication errors in cancer settings

Why you should read this article • To recognise that medication errors in cancer settings...

Experiences of healthcare professionals in cancer assessment and treatment for people...

Why you should read this article • To be aware of the negative effect of staff attitudes and...

Protecting nurses against the risks of occupational exposure to systemic anticancer therapy agents

Protecting nurses against the risks of occupational exposure to systemic anticancer...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the risks of exposure to systemic...

Mesothelioma: exploring gender differences in time to diagnosis, seeking legal advice and occupational risk

Mesothelioma: exploring gender differences in diagnosis, legal advice and risk

Emphasis on risk of exposure to asbestos in high-risk jobs may have obscured others at risk

Features

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Best apps for nurses: the help that’s just a click away

The smartphone apps that support your practice and can make your home life easier too

Submitting a written statement: what you need to know

The RCN’s quick reference guide will help you to avoid the common pitfalls

Robotic surgery: a day in the life of the UK’s first robotic nursing fellow

Providing cutting-edge care is just part of the attraction, alongside advanced skills

Opinion

Dad’s death from prostate cancer has made me determined to raise awareness

Chief nurse Karen Bonner is promoting research on prostate cancer risk for black men

Cancer care: providing a safe place and support during the pandemic

In times of distress and anxiety, Maggie’s UK centres are vital, says CEO Dame Laura Lee

We need to rebuild trust and show we’re open for business

People with cancer need to know healthcare services are there for them, to advise and care

Students

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student realised that through a caring approach he was able to make a difference

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer, she gained a greater understanding of the experiences of those living with invisible conditions

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember the words of songs from their youth, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of a patient-centred approach to care

Careers

Why you should do a PhD: a nurse’s guide to entering the research world

Children’s cancer nurse Helen Pearson explains what motivates her academic work

Liz Bishop

From nurse to trust chief: ‘my background informs my style of staff leadership’

Cancer centre chief executive’s own experience of being disciplined shaped her approach

Advanced practice and hands-on care: the nursing specialty you might not have considered

Urology nursing is facing the challenges of COVID-19 with ‘courage in the face of adversity’

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