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Brain fog: causes and coping strategies from menopause to long-COVID

Top tips on coping with debilitating brain fog when you need a clear head for work

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

Evidence and Practice

Understanding the role of the scrub nurse during robotic surgery

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your awareness of the latest developments in...

Understanding the role of genomics in nursing practice

Why you should read this article: • To increase your knowledge and understanding of genomics...

Preoperative fasting: exploring guidelines and evidence to ensure consistent, high-...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the need for periods of fasting before...

Safe use of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors in the management of type 2 diabetes

Safe use of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors in managing type 2 diabetes

Recognise the role of nurses in ensuring SGLT2 inhibitors are used appropriately

Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic

Understand the importance of dementia awareness and education for nurses

Understanding patient assessment and treatment in deep vein thrombosis

Understanding patient assessment and treatment in deep vein thrombosis

Learn about history taking, physical examination and supporting patients

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

Free

Using every team member’s skills to improve the patient experience

The One Step at a Time initiative was set up following a nurse’s own experience of cancer

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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

Opinion

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

Child-to-parent abuse: what it is and what to do if you suspect it

How to listen to, support and empower families to seek help

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

Study on pause: how to help students resume their nursing courses

How a pastoral lecturer programme can help students get back on track

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

What does a neuropsychiatry specialist nurse do, and could this be the role for you?

Find out about a specialist role that gives hope and support to patients and families

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