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Man sits on floor next to child, both are looking sad

COVID-19 death in service: nurses’ families need support to claim pay-out

Unions urge higher take-up of NHS and social care coronavirus life assurance scheme

Picture shows a placard demanding fair pay for nurses, with houses of parliament in the background

RCN joins health unions’ plea to Boris Johnson for ‘significant’ pay rise

Call to end ‘needless delays’ for demoralised and traumatised nursing staff

Picture of healthcare assistant Rachel Trott, who has died after testing positive for COVID-19

HCA with three young children dies from COVID-19

Rachel Trott had started her first NHS job only three months earlier at a hospital in Kent

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

Effects of COVID-19 on BAME healthcare staff: researchers call for more study volunteers

UK-REACH project is exploring physical and mental health impact

Staff bullying: nurse calls for national body to stamp it out ‘once and for all’

Whistle-blower tells MPs of her experiences of bullying in the NHS

Evidence and Practice

County lines crime: what is a nurse's role in safeguarding children?...

Children’s nurses can help prevent young people from being exploited in drug trafficking

Implementing music therapy in a Norwegian neonatal intensive care unit

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of what neonatal intensive...

Using arts-based digital storytelling in neonatal care to enhance nursing students’...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the importance of understanding parents’...

Effective management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people

Effective management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of what the optimal management...

LGBT parents

Experiences of LGBT parents when accessing healthcare for their children: a literature...

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of the experiences of lesbian...

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

Psychosocial needs of people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

Role of children’s nurses in addressing psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Best apps for nurses: the help that’s just a click away

The smartphone apps that support your practice and can make your home life easier too

Submitting a written statement: what you need to know

The RCN’s quick reference guide will help you to avoid the common pitfalls

How to manage bronchiolitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: preparing for a winter surge

Guidance is available to help deal with the annual rise in infant bronchiolitis

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

Opinion

COVID-19: when will we return to some sort of normality?

A potential end to the pandemic is in sight, but tired nurses still face daily uncertainties

Why hospital disability coordinator should be a must-have role

The role could provide a vital link between hospital and community, and free up nursing time

How school nurses rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 front line

Children have not felt the impact of the pandemic as older people have, but are still affected by food poverty, safeguarding and the struggle to provide schooling

Students

Second-year studies amid a global pandemic: making up for missed placements

Online lectures and lessons are now the norm, but can our clinical skills meet expectations?

COVID-19 may be disrupting my degree, but it won’t dim my desire to be a nurse

I’m entering my second year as a nursing student with no experience of a hospital ward

Illustration of a stick man on some pens and paper. Dyspraxia is a developmental coordination disorder which affects the way you memorise, process and organise information. Picture: iStock

When you don’t fit the nursing student ‘ideal’: overcoming academic barriers

We need to re-evaluate how we support and assess students with a specific learning difficulty

Careers

Why you should do a PhD: a nurse’s guide to entering the research world

Children’s cancer nurse Helen Pearson explains what motivates her academic work

Diabetes app

Type 1 diabetes in children: how effective is using a smartphone app?

Study examined the efficacy of Euglyca app aimed at children and young people

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