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Button batteries, plastic toys and coins: treating children who ingest foreign bodies

More children and teenagers are attending EDs due to ingested foreign objects

Protecting ‘nurse’ title in law moves a step closer to reality

Labour MP Dawn Butler tables bill amendment so that only NMC-registered nurses are legitimate

Illustration shows nurse walking towards an exit – as nurses respond to NMC report about increasing numbers leaving profession

Nurses tell of workload and money pressures fuelling exodus from the profession

Registrants discuss factors forcing many to quit, as NMC reveals extent of departures

We can’t break NHS staff anymore, warns critical care nurse lead

Nurse leaders fear many staff will quit due to burnout and winter pressures, a survey reveals

Number of nurses quitting NMC register at a four-yea high in 2021

Number of nurses and midwives leaving NMC register hits four-year high

Fair pay rise now an urgent priority, to stop flow of nurses out of profession, insists RCN

Sickle cell disease awareness and training must be improved, report urges

‘Serious care failings’ found by inquiry, which calls for better education

Evidence and Practice

Caring for people who are homeless: the work of a nurse to educate and train others

Why you should read this article: • To increase your awareness of the multiple health needs...

Clostridioides difficile infection: an update on its identification, management and...

Why you should read this article • To enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology,...

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

Why you should read this article: • To recognise the significant clinical consequences and...

A patient presenting with atypical cholecystitis in primary care: reflections on a case...

Why you should read this article • To recognise the challenges of diagnosing patients with...

Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the six essential elements of public...

Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK

Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK

Most deaths from cervical cancer could be avoided if women had regular cervical screening

Features

Vaccine hesitancy: how a bespoke pathway helps people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurse Rebecca Crossley’s vaccine clinic adapts to each individual

How to increase health check uptake for people with learning disabilities

A nurse-led team improved health outcomes for service users during COVID-19

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Nurse leadership: targeting stem cell donation and vaccine uptake in the Sikh community

How RCN Nurse Award winner Rohit Sagoo has improved outcomes and engagement

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

Ovarian cancer: how to improve early diagnosis and management of the ‘silent killer’

Nurses need to be alert to possible symptoms at the earliest stage

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

Opinion

Illustration of an inverse triangle showing workforce structure

Decision makers must be made aware of the realities of front-line nursing

Issues affecting the nursing workforce must not be overlooked by those at the top

School vaccinations: nurses should never be subject to threats and abuse

Being involved in the COVID-19 vaccination drive is challenging for school nurses

Our part in a greener NHS: we’re making progress, now let’s accelerate it

Nurses see the impact of climate change on health – and we have the power to take action

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Volunteer vaccinators: a nursing role that’s about much more than just a jab in the arm

Nursing students explain why vaccine hubs are proving to be rich learning environments

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Careers

What is a wound care nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Pressure ulcer education, leadership and autonomy are key in this senior role

Revalidating for the first time: what you need to know about each step of the process

We explain the requirements and timeline, plus how to stay on track using a portfolio

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

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