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Nurses brand call to take on extra cleaning duties ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’

Hospital’s plan to cover staffing shortages sparks social media backlash

Picture of inappropriate glove use - a nurse wearing gloves fills in a form

New training will help nurses avoid skin damage from gloves while reducing waste

Free online course for all care settings aims to curb excessive reliance on gloves

CCTV image of missing nursing student Owami Davies

New CCTV images of missing nursing student as fourth man arrested

Police release images of Owami Davies on 7 July, the night she disappeared

Survey reveals mental health crisis for nurses in Wales since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three quarters of staff say their mental health has worsened, sparking retention fears

Image of a wall with a hole torn in it exposing the words 'No hidden fees'

Crackdown on punitive fees that seek to prevent overseas nurses moving jobs

Move aimed at rogue employers means they can now only claim back genuine expenses

Missing nursing student: two men arrested on suspicion of murder

Police investigating the disappearance of Owami Davies from Essex continue to detain two men

Evidence and Practice

Reframing nurses’ time to enhance interpersonal interactions in dementia care

Why you should read this article: • To understand how time spent with a person with dementia...

How can person-centred strategies improve dementia care?

An empathetic approach to care can help people with dementia retain a sense of self

Prevention of pressure ulcers in older people with frailty

Prevention of pressure ulcers in older people with frailty

Identify interventions you could use in your practice to prevent and manage pressure ulcers

Frailty: an overview of concepts, risk factors, assessment tools and interventions

Frailty: an overview of concepts, risk factors, assessment tools and interventions

Increase your knowledge of how to assess, prevent and reduce frailty

Integrating oral care into nursing practice in care homes

Integrating oral care into nursing practice in care homes

Learn about some measures that could support nurses to implement high-quality oral care

Estimating the cost of an individualised music intervention for aged care residents with dementia

Estimating cost of a music intervention for aged care residents with dementia

Individualised music listening has been shown to reduce agitation and improve mood

Features

The therapeutic relationship: how rapport with patients aids shared decision-making

In an overstretched NHS, the nurse-patient relationship is more important than ever

Nursing older people

Why I chose older people’s nursing and find it so rewarding

Five nurses reflect on why they enjoy their work and what continues to inspire them

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?

Bowel cancer care: a day in the life of colorectal oncology nursing teams

The highs and lows of the roles as COVID pressures continue and teams tackle the backlog

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

How to reduce falls in older people in care homes

Guide to Action for Care Homes has proven effective while not reducing residents’ activity

Opinion

Acting up: find out if you should be getting more money

What you need to know if you are taking on work that is not part of your normal role

Staff retention: what would the NHS look like if nurses’ roles were respected?

Stemming the tide of leavers post-COVID will require more than increased overseas recruitment

DNACPR notices: the patient’s role in decision-making and when consent is needed

The discussions required for valid notices, and how patients and their families are involved

Students

Coping with patient death: preparing for your clinical placement

We answer some common questions on care after death and supporting families

What is a nurse paramedic and could this master’s-level role suit you?

A new course integrates the two professions, allowing graduates to forge a new career path

What to expect from a placement in social care

You’ll learn core skills in a nurse-led environment and support people in the community

Careers

What does a thrombosis nurse specialist do – and could this be your next role?

The position involves care in preventing, diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism

Becoming a chief nurse: what I’ve learned in the first year

Taking on a senior leadership role in the wake of a pandemic is not easy – here are my tips

What I’ve learned about breaking bad news as an oncology nurse consultant

A typical day, plus the leadership and clinical responsibilities of the role

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