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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

Listening to people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities: a literature...

Why you should read this article: • To understand that active listening is a fundamental...

Providing additional procedures for people with learning disabilities receiving dental treatment under general anaesthesia

Providing additional procedures for people with learning disabilities receiving dental...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the need for special care dentistry...

Using verbal and non-verbal communication to support people with learning disabilities

Using verbal and non-verbal communication to support people with learning disabilities

How non-verbal communication can usefully complement or replace verbal communication

Supporting the mental health of children and young people with learning disabilities during COVID-19

Supporting children and young people with learning disabilities during COVID-19

How a CAMHS learning disabilities team supported mental health during the pandemic

Helicobacter pylori testing and treatment: experience and reflections of a community learning disability team

Helicobacter pylori testing and treatment

Experience and reflections of a community learning disability team

Setting up a support group for men with learning disabilities who cross-dress

Setting up a support group for men with learning disabilities who cross-dress

Includes case studies to illustrate the men’s experiences of being part of the support group

Features

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Specialist nurse team’s sleep project helps children with severe learning disabilities

Nurses trained as sleep counsellors and ran online workshops to support families and carers

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

Free

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

Why I became a learning disability nurse – and why it is still so inspiring to me

Five nurses explain how they chose the specialty and what they love most about their role

Opinion

Use of restrictive practices: the ethical, legal and practical issues

Practical advice on delivering safe and humane interventions

Post-incident debriefing: how to demonstrate your professionalism and empathy

Tips on adapting your communication to send the right signals, and why reassurance is key

Free

Looking for inspiration? Why not take part in our free webinar

Innovation is the subject of the Learning Disability Practice webinar on 3 November

Students

How to show leadership and organisation skills as a nursing student

Students on GP placement found ‘lost’ patients who were missing out on vital diabetes care

Study on pause: how to help students resume their nursing courses

How a pastoral lecturer programme can help students get back on track

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

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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