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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

Advising older people on physical activity: challenges and strategies

Why you should read this article: • To explore the evidence regarding the required levels of...

Why is measurement of lying and standing blood pressure vital in falls risk assessment?

A blood pressure drop on standing is more prevalent in those with comorbidities and frailty

Recognising eating disorders in older people

Recognising eating disorders in older people

Enhance your awareness of the manifestations of eating disorders in older people

Elder abuse responsibilities of staff when safeguarding nursing home residents in the Republic of Ireland

Elder abuse: responsibilities of staff when safeguarding nursing home residents

Republic of Ireland policies and procedures on safeguarding residents at risk of abuse

Exploring nursing students’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease

Exploring nursing students’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease

Identifying strengths and gaps in nursing students’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease

Open access
Improving nutrition and hydration in older people with dementia in care homes

Improving nutrition and hydration in older people with dementia in care homes

Person-centred interventions to improve food and drink intake of older people with dementia

Features

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

Challenging clinical decisions: how to raise concerns about care

It can be difficult to question senior colleagues. Find out how to do it well

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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

When patients withhold facts: how to spot untruths and encourage openness

‘White lies’ can jeopardise care, but they may just be a way to avoid judgement

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Advance care planning: my tips for supporting patients in end of life decision-making

Our 2022 Patient’s Choice Award winner champions choice and communication to empower patients

Opinion

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Why our well-being and self-care is as important as the people we care for

A rise in flu cases will add to the pressure on nurses over the winter months

We can’t rebuild health services without it – so who’s focusing on staff well-being?

Shortages and pandemic pressures have caused high rates of mental ill-health among nurses

Language tests for overseas nurses: how are the rules changing?

What the NMC’s new requirements will mean for internationally-trained staff

Students

Wound assessment and management: a guide for nursing students

Learn about the types of wounds you will encounter in practice and how to treat them

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

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

What does an occupational health nurse do and could it be the role for me?

Find out about a varied career that can be in the NHS or anywhere in the world of work

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

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