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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

Nasogastric tube feeding under restraint: practical guidance for children’s nurses

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the detrimental effects of...

Prevention of dental caries in children and young people

Prevention of dental caries in children and young people

Read about evidence-based guidance on dental hygiene and prevention of dental caries

Child abuse linked to faith or belief: working towards recognition in practice

Child abuse linked to faith or belief: working towards recognition in practice

Nurses need to be aware of the alerting signs of child abuse linked to faith or belief

Community children’s nursing: developing a bespoke model of post-registration education

Community children’s nursing: developing a bespoke model of post-registration education

Curricula to support postgraduate development need to be responsive, flexible and adaptable

Prevention of malnutrition and faltering growth in children and young people

Prevention of malnutrition and faltering growth in children and young people

Regular surveillance of child growth can prevent or identify malnutrition

A day surgery admissions pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities

Day surgery admissions pathway for children and young people with learning disabilities

Enhance your awareness of the positive effects of a bespoke admission process

Features

Why I became a children’s nurse – and why I still love it

Six nurses reveal why they chose children’s nursing and why it remains so rewarding

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

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

Opinion

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

Crisis brings inspiration in children’s mental health care

Specialist team set up to help children after COVID lockdowns led to severe problems

Free
Image of a nurse trying to prop up a line of collapsing columns

The resilience of the nursing workforce has been sorely tested over the summer

Long-term health consequences of the pandemic for children are coming to the fore

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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