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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

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Nursing Standard podcast: why students should prioritise their mental health

Nursing student Fran Hufton shares her experience and tips for staying well

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 and sick pay: some nurses not paid when forced to self-isolate, survey reveals

General practice nurses report feeling ‘let down and unappreciated’

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

UK-REACH project is exploring physical and mental health impact

Evidence and Practice

Providing interprofessional education for pre and post-registration nurses

Why you should read this article: • To increase your awareness of interprofessional...

Managing the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on patients’ nutritional status

Why you should read this article • To enhance your understanding of the effects of cancer...

Managing malnutrition in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Why you should read this article • To enhance your awareness of the factors that put people...

Supporting nurses’ recovery during and following the COVID-19 pandemic

Why you should read this article: • To understand the widespread effects of coronavirus 2019...

How to take a patient’s temperature

Why you should read this article: • To refresh your knowledge of the reasons for taking a...

Challenges in the management of pain in hospital patients with opioid use disorder

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the complex issues in...

Features

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups

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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

Transgender nurses in the workplace: how trusts are supporting gender diversity

The NHS has made rapid progress in recent years – and we all have a part to play

Fair pay, safe staffing and support during COVID-19: priorities for nursing in 2021

The RCN general secretary on being an advocate for nursing in its most difficult year to date

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

Opinion

critical care staff in ICU at Royal Papworth Hospital working in PPE

NHS services are running on sheer goodwill and teamwork

COVID-19 has laid bare the depth of the nurse workforce crisis, with staff at tipping point

Nurse shortage: the NHS will be relying on overseas staff for years to come

Burnout nurses can’t wait for students to graduate before they see the benefits

A nurse on a ward receiving a patient's gift of flowers

Legal advice: Can I accept gifts from patients?

What the NMC code says about nurses accepting gifts, plus how it might be interpreted

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?

Learning disability nursing: correcting those who ask ‘Is it real nursing?’

Student and NHS ambassador Helen Morgan is challenging misunderstandings about her field

Becoming a dad during a pandemic – and the final year of a nursing degree

Born during lockdown, my baby boy is helping me learn how to balance studying and family life

Careers

First time in charge of a ward: the support every newly qualified nurse needs

Taking on ward manger duties is challenging. Here’s how to help junior team members succeed

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

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