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Protecting ‘nurse’ title in law moves a step closer to reality

Labour MP Dawn Butler tables bill amendment so that only NMC-registered nurses are legitimate

Illustration shows nurse walking towards an exit – as nurses respond to NMC report about increasing numbers leaving profession

Nurses tell of workload and money pressures fuelling exodus from the profession

Registrants discuss factors forcing many to quit, as NMC reveals extent of departures

We can’t break NHS staff anymore, warns critical care nurse lead

Nurse leaders fear many staff will quit due to burnout and winter pressures, a survey reveals

Number of nurses quitting NMC register at a four-yea high in 2021

Number of nurses and midwives leaving NMC register hits four-year high

Fair pay rise now an urgent priority, to stop flow of nurses out of profession, insists RCN

Sickle cell disease awareness and training must be improved, report urges

‘Serious care failings’ found by inquiry, which calls for better education

Pressure on ‘severely depleted’ nursing workforce cannot go on, report warns

RCN says patient and nurse safety is at risk and contributing to an unsustainable NHS

Evidence and Practice

Metastatic breast cancer patients receiving oral anti-cancer treatment: an audit of...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the global effect of breast cancer on...

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the legal requirement to provide equal...

Best practice in the transition to adult services for young adults who had childhood...

Why you should read this article: • To appreciate the importance of a successful transition...

Women’s perceptions of body image post-mastectomy: a literature review

Why you should read this article: • To understand that women who undergo mastectomy...

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

Why you should read this article: • To learn more about the experience of pain in patients...

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

Prehabilitation in cancer care: preparing people for treatment physically and mentally

The principles of prehabilitation in cancer care and its benefits for people with cancer

Features

How to support and improve mouth care for people undergoing cancer treatment

Oral health may be overlooked by healthcare staff, but can lead to serious mouth problems

Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Nurses need to be alert to possible symptoms at the earliest stage

Chemotherapy: what you need to know about the safe handling of cytotoxic drugs

Nurses encouraged to learn more about dangers posed by cytotoxic drugs

How support workers have helped free up more time for cancer nurses to transform care

Macmillan’s 43 support workers have improved quality of service and patient experience

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Opinion

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Standardised uniforms for nurses: who will wear them and when?

Uniform for NHS staff in England will have a dress option and reflect cultural diversity

Timely conversations: how to determine patients’ wishes at the end of life

‘What matters most’ discussions are fundamental to advance care planning

Students

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

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

Careers

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

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