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Long-COVID: what nurses need to know about longer-term effects of the virus

How to support people who still have symptoms months after their initial infection

Patient-centred discussions about emergency treatment

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Pat Cullen (centre) with striking nurses in December 2019

Nurse who led historic RCN strike is nominated in National Campaigner Awards

RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen is nominee in outstanding leadership category

Violence against nurses: government plans to double prison sentence to two years

Extension to existing law will cover England and Wales

New dementia module for nurses

Dementia UK offers free online course for nurses on supporting families and carers

Six-part module gives insight into the impact of dementia

Evidence and Practice

Understanding the benefits of the district nurse specialist practitioner qualification

Understanding the benefits of the district nurse specialist practitioner qualification

Why you should read this article: • To increase your understanding of the challenges...

Open access
Facebook as a conduit for population health messaging

Facebook as a conduit for population health messaging

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the role of Facebook as a platform for...

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of human papillomavirus (...

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

The role of the nurse in supporting patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses supporting patients with asthma should be aware of guidelines and new recommendations

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

People with dementia who mobilise around and outside the home can present challenges

Hepatitis A infection: public health management and the role of the primary care nurse

Hepatitis A infection: public health management and the role of the primary care nurse

Working with public health is an important aspect of reducing transmission

Features

Sexual harassment against nurses: what to do if you or your colleagues are affected

New RCN guidance aims to empower nurses to recognise and report it

COVID-19 ‘surge’ training: helping nurses provide compassionate end of life care

Redeployed staff learn about communication skills and their roles as witness bearers

Childbirth, menopause, ageing and stress incontinence: dispelling the myths

How nurses can explain that pads are not the answer and need not be inevitable

Why general practice nurses must take ownership of what the new normal will mean

The pandemic has ushered in new ways of care delivery, many of which seem here to stay

Keeping anticoagulant services flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic

From blood tests via letterboxes to managing drug switches, nurses have been adapting care

Free

Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

Opinion

Flu jabs are all in a day’s work for nurses – and Matt Hancock should know this

Shadowing a nurse would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

Students

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Shopping volunteer delivering supplies

COVID-19: how a neighbourhood volunteer scheme is teaching me about leadership

One nursing student is coordinating a network of support for vulnerable community members

Confidentiality illustration

Patient confidentiality: how a complicated case created an ethical and legal dilemma

A service user’s chlamydia diagnosis taught me lessons about disclosure and breach of trust

Family planning

The compassionate care given in abortion clinics is what nursing is all about

Marie Stopes UK says placements can help nursing students understand non-judgemental care

Careers

Agency nurses: why we need to challenge outdated stereotypes

How the right support and training can make the most of this vital healthcare workforce

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

Virtual interview

Virtual interview tips for nurses: how to present yourself and how to prepare

Social distancing has made remote interviews far more common — here’s how to excel on screen

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