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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

Managing type 1 diabetes in school children: knowledge and attitudes of primary school...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the role of primary school teachers in...

Alternatives to opioids for managing chronic pain: a patient education programme in the US

Alternatives to opioids for managing chronic pain

How a US-based pilot project supported patients to manage their pain and reduce opiods use

Exploring how preceptorship could improve the experiences of newly registered nurses transitioning into primary care

How preceptorship could improve the experience of transitioning into primary care

Newly registered nurses can experience transition shock while adapting to changes

Exploring the challenges and opportunities to address childhood immunisation hesitancy in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Addressing childhood immunisation hesitancy in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of childhood immunisation hesitancy

Infant feeding issues related to gastrointestinal conditions: assessment and management

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of gastrointestinal conditions...

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion: exploring patients’ experiences

Indwelling pleural catheter insertion for the management of malignant pleural effusion

Exploring patients’ experiences of living at home with an indwelling pleural catheter



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

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

Alison Bunce

‘Start with just one act of kindness’: meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2022

Alison Bunce created a community initiative that puts compassion first

End of life: how to discuss advance care planning with patients

Advice on initiating conversations, communicating clearly and establishing what patients want

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

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

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


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

Help with the cost of living: the discounts available to nurses and students

From food shopping to eating out, find out what’s on offer and if you’re eligible

Winter ready: infection prevention and control measures to take now

Getting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are top of the list of actions you can take


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

What to expect from a clinical placement in a care home

Seize the chance to develop skills in person-centred care for people with complex needs


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

What does a parish nurse do?

Paid and voluntary posts with local churches, providing holistic healthcare in the community

Loneliness in leadership: how to deal with it and support colleagues

Discussing loneliness is often still taboo, with leaders keen to appear strong