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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

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 vaccine: why people with learning disabilities should be a priority group

People with learning disabilities more likely to die from COVID-19 than general population

COVID-19 cardiac complications: counting the long-term cost

The virus has been linked to heart damage, but has also disrupted care across the specialty

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

Use of Orem’s self-care model to understand how traditional masculinity affects men’s...

Why you should read this article: • To familiarise yourself with the concept of masculinity...

Early implementation of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes model due to COVID-19: a...

Why you should read this article: • To familiarise yourself with the principles of the...

Treating opiate dependence in primary care: the role of non-medical prescribers

Why you should read this article • To gain an understanding of how nurses can shape and...

How eConsult has transformed patient care and staff well-being in an NHS practice

Why you should read this article: • To appreciate the changes that eConsult can bring to the...

Stepped care model and depression in primary care

Stepped care model and depression in primary care

Learning and developing ideas for how you could implement stepped care in your practice

Improving the recruitment of primary care patients to clinical research studies

Improving the recruitment of primary care patients to clinical research studies

Strategies for improving the recruitment and retention of participants to research

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

Helping care home staff monitor residents and identify early signs of deterioration

Nurse helps develop version of NEWS2 to support care in residential and nursing homes

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

Submitting a written statement: what you need to know

The RCN’s quick reference guide will help you to avoid the common pitfalls

Opinion

Illustration of stressed out community nurses

COVID-19: we must not forget the vital role community nurses play during lockdown

Community nurses find solutions to challenges – but not at the price of their own well-being

Patient consent

COVID-19 vaccine consent and dementia: implications and advice

Gaining consent and supporting people with dementia around the vaccination programme

We’ve given our all in the COVID-19 response – but it’s not over yet

As the vaccination programme gets underway, nurses step up again

Students

Clinical placements: online options for learning during COVID-19 and beyond

How an e-placement model can keep nurse education on track with virtual caseloads

Virtual clinical placement: when practice-based learning goes online

COVID-19 may be halting clinical placements, but practice education can carry on

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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

Careers

A Homeless Hope street clinic

My journey from rough sleeper to Queen’s Nurse

A nurse’s foot clinics for people living on the streets are inspired by her experience

Why newly qualified nurses should not be put off working in general practice

COVID-19 vaccine delivery and a recruitment push will put practice nursing in the spotlight

Why we should be celebrating nursing support workers

They have a critical role in patient care – and never more so than during COVID-19

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