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Pressures facing nursing staff highlighted by RCN survey

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Nursing staff are working in “intolerable situations” and feel unsupported and undervalued, with many thinking about leaving the profession, according to a Royal College of Nursing survey.


Treasury 'looking' at replacing student nurse bursaries with loans


Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.

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'Caring nurses inspired me to pass their gift of kindness on'

'Caring nurses inspired me to pass their gift of kindness on' Subscription Required


Hello my name is Helen. I am a student nurse and an informal carer for my mum.

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The body has its own chemicals that it can produce to deal with pain

Transmission of pain signals to the brain Subscription Required


The first part of this series described how pain is detected in the body. This article describes the process of pain transmission and how this relates to pain management.

Unattended trolleys can lead to drug theft

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A drug trolley surveillance device can improve the security of medications for ward administration by sounding an alarm if a drug trolley is left unattended.

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The assistant practitioner role in healthcare Subscription Required


Assistant practitioners can free nurses to focus on advanced practice but there are concerns about delegation of care to an unregulated workforce.

The focus group found children needed asthma advice before finishing year six

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A project provided children and young people with better care and support, and improved education and awareness for parents and teachers.

Acute pain is caused by activating pain receptors throughout the body

Physiology - how the body detects pain stimuli Subscription Required


The first of a three-part series on the management of pain describes how pain is detected in the body and the implications for clinical practice.

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The Nurse's Reality Gap

The Nurse's Reality Gap


‘This book would be well placed for student nurse close to qualifying and also newly qualified nurses in their first professionally role.’

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Anaphylaxis management: Importance of better informed prescribing

It is estimated that one in 1,333 members of the English population has experienced a severe allergic reaction during their lives. Anaphylaxis affects the airway, breathing, circulation or a combination of the three.

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Exclusive: Nurse prescribing facing raft of new challenges


Nurse prescribers have become “embedded” in practice as their numbers continue to grow, but experts have warned their continued success is at risk from skill loss, outdated practice and the need for more education funding.

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word


Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.

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English language testing for nurses: challenging the misconceptions

As a teacher of foreign languages, Helen frequently comes across opinions about English language testing for nurses that seem to be formed from very little information

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