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Cuts to nursing student placements ‘ridiculously stressful’

Students at Birmingham City University talk of their struggle to make up the required hours

Strike action: some nurses claim RCN postal ballot never arrived

More than 96% of members at one trust in favour but were eight votes shy of 50% threshold

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby: colleague who had ‘sleepless nights’ recalls odd rash on Child D

Paediatrician confirmed ‘full house’ of indicators that baby had been injected with air

Nurse on march for pay holds RCN placard calling for fair pay for nursing

NHS strike action: why nurses say it’s now time they put themselves first

Nurses quick to react to RCN announcement of the biggest strike in NHS history

Nurses will strike: NHS faces biggest walk out in its history as RCN members vote yes

Most NHS employers face mass winter walk outs over poor pay and patient safety concerns

Lucy Letby ‘told off’ colleague who called for help when baby’s oxygen levels dropped

Neonatal assistant was shocked that her request for extra help was questioned

Evidence and Practice

Developing evidence-based standards for the administration of oral anti-cancer medicines

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the safe administration of...

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer: a literature review

Managing the nutritional status of people with oesophagogastric cancer

A literature review of research on patients’ experiences following an oesophagectomy

Nurse helping patient choose a cancer treatment

How can I help people receiving cancer treatments report neutropenic sepsis earlier?

Promoting trusting relationships and using available resources can help conquer patient fear

Open access
Developing a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

Developing a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

The benefits of a nurse-led telephone clinic for patients receiving PARP inhibitors

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

Evaluation of a rehabilitation service redesign for patients with head and neck cancer

Care closer to home: evaluation of a pilot follow-up and rehabilitation service

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Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Effect of COVID-19 on cancer research nursing services

Learn about the experience of early phase cancer research nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Features

Workplace aggression: how to handle difficult colleagues and when to raise concerns

What to do if hostile, rude or negligent behaviour is affecting morale and patient care

Sleep deprived? How to get a good rest, whatever your shift pattern

Find out what aids good sleep, whether you’re working nights or days

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

Free

Using every team member’s skills to improve the patient experience

The One Step at a Time initiative was set up following a nurse’s own experience of cancer

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Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

Opinion

Why an outright ban on sunbeds could dramatically reduce skin cancer rates

Nurses should advise the public on the dangers of sunbed use and support moves for a ban

We can’t rebuild health services without it – so who’s focusing on staff well-being?

Shortages and pandemic pressures have caused high rates of mental ill-health among nurses

Language tests for overseas nurses: how are the rules changing?

What the NMC’s new requirements will mean for internationally-trained staff

Students

What a career in community nursing really looks like – and where to start

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman shares tips and resources in this helpful video

Welcome to your placement: how a ‘hello’ pack can help students feel at home

A nurse explains her idea to improve the learning experience for students and the team

A guide to infection prevention and control: what nursing students need to know

Protecting patients and staff from infection is a fundamental part of care

Careers

Having trouble accessing clinical supervision? You’re not alone

How to overcome the barriers to supervision and help maintain a healthy workforce

Becoming a leader: what I’ve learned about making change happen

Tips on effective leadership from a nurse who had ‘no plan B’ but challenged herself

When you make a medication error: what I learned as a newly registered nurse

Advice on how to avoid errors and nurses’ duty of candour when a mistake is made

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