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Nurse talking to a patient and taking notes

Prostate cancer: charity urges nurses to be vigilant as referrals halve since lockdown

Know risk factors as 27,000 fewer men referred than expected, says Prostate Cancer UK

A woman looks distressed while reading a letter. One in three cancer patients treatment has been affected. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: charity warns of knock-on effect on cancer care

Cancer Research UK survey finds one in three cancer patients has had services disrupted

Patient-centred discussions about emergency treatment

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Pat Cullen (centre) with striking nurses in December 2019

Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

Violence against nurses: government plans to double prison sentence to two years

Extension to existing law will cover England and Wales

Evidence and Practice

Evaluating a digital self-management tool for people living with multiple myeloma

Why you should read this article: • To explore how people living with multiple myeloma can...

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with...

Why you should read this article: • To improve your understanding of the personal meaning of...

Abemaciclib▼ for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal...

Why you should read this article: • To gain knowledge of the mechanism of action of CDK4 and...

Enhanced recovery after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer: a non-systematic summary of the evidence

Enhanced recovery after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer: a non-systematic...

Literature review on enhanced recovery in patients undergoing colorectal surgery

Black African and black Caribbean men’s understanding and experiences of prostate cancer post-treatment in England: a qualitative study

Black African and black Caribbean men’s understanding of prostate cancer post-treatment

Qualitative research into prostate cancer among black African and Caribbean men in England

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with cancer: part 1

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with...

First of two articles on the personal experience of cancer, this explores relationships



Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety


Cardiac arrest on a long-haul flight: ‘this brave young nurse saved my life’

As a nursing student, Patient’s Choice nominee Isobel Corrie gave CPR to a fellow passenger

Rebecca Betts-Richards

A champion for people with personality disorders: ‘our nurse always puts us first’

How Patient’s Choice nominee Rebecca Betts-Richards supports mental health service users


HIV nurse specialist ‘helped me rediscover my sense of purpose and self-confidence’

Mary Makarau has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for her compassionate care


The nursing home team that helped me fight for a ‘second life’

Patient’s Choice nominee Rekha Govindan changed the prognosis for a man given weeks to live


Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis


Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

Welcome to the new normal

Perhaps among the few positive effects of the pandemic is the enhanced status of nurses

Teenage Cancer Trust shares advice on how to conduct difficult conversations digitally

Charity’s advice follows rapid digitalisation of healthcare services during COVID-19 pandemic


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


By innovating service improvements you’re transforming your career and patient care

When nurses are a force for change, their own professional development benefits

team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact