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ICU nurse captures the impact of Covid-19 on the workforce

An intensive care nurse has photographed the emotions and experiences of colleagues working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic to reflect the “mounting pressures” staff were under. Emily Gilhespy told Nursing Times that she decided to spend her breaks from an acute intensive…

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Caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders

  Wandai Maposa, haemophilia lead clinical nurse specialist at St George’s Hospital Haemophilia Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, provides a useful guide for nurses caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders Introduction to inherited bleeding disorders Bleeding disorders are a group of…

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New RCN chair to address ‘presidential elections and upcoming EGM’

Movements towards an emergency general meeting (EGM) at the Royal College of Nursing have taken a step forward, as the newly-elected council chair gears up for his first live address this evening. New chair of the RCN’s ruling council, Dave Dawes, is due to hold…

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Newly elected RCN Council chair and vice chair announced

A new chair and vice chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s ruling council have been elected, it has been announced. The RCN has confirmed that Dave Dawes, chair of the RCN North West board, has been appointed as the new chair of council. “The…

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New student bursaries honour lives of two nurses lost in pandemic

Two nursing bursaries have been created in Kent to honour the memory of two local nurses who died during the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are designed to provide additional support to selected mature students during their studies and amount to £2,500 per year for a…

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RCN members’ petition for emergency meeting hits target

Royal College of Nursing activists behind a petition calling for an emergency general meeting (EGM) following the disqualification of two presidential candidates say they have hit their target signature count. In just six days, the petition has collected the 1,000 signatures required and is now…

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Where nurses are already leading on the green agenda

Many nurses up and down the country are making positive changes in the name of sustainability. Nursing Times has spoken to nurses implementing a range of initiatives to drive forward the green agenda.   How the idea of being ‘green’ boosted glove reduction The green…

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Rise in childhood obesity ‘could lead to more MS cases’

Increasing levels of childhood obesity could potentially see more cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a knock-on effect, warn UK researchers. Childhood and adolescent obesity would contribute up to 14% of the overall risk of MS by 2035, according to observational research led by Queen…

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Nurses ‘need a voice’ in primary care redesign in wake of Covid-19

Any redesign of general practice services to meet the challenges of Covid-19 must be done with “nursing at its heart”, according to a primary care nurse leader, who is concerned that conversations are being “medically dominated”. Julie Bolus, non-executive director and nurse lead at the…

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Nurse hopes to encourage reading and raise funds for children’s services

A mental health nurse in the North East has started a fundraising campaign so patients in children and young people’s services have access to books and activities. Sinead McGowan, a psychiatric liaison nurse at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, is raising money…

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