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The importance of belongingness and friendships within the nursing community

‘When nurses have strong bonds with their peers, they are in a better position to advocate for each other ’ .

Fostering belongingness: strategies to enhance learner retention in NHS healthcare education

Effective clinical placements offer learners the chance to evolve their professional identity, while providing clinical areas with an opportunity to attract these individuals to their workforce. To...

Nursing to bridge the gap: addressing healthcare inequalities in access to innovative treatments and diagnostic tools

Core20: The most deprived 20% of the national population identified by the national Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).

Fitness to practise: the latest guidance

‘You uphold the reputation of your profession at all times. You should display a personal commitment to the standards of practice and behaviour set out in the Code.’ .

Nurses are key to ensuring equitable access to cancer care

Cancer has again made national headlines in recent weeks with the news that King Charles III is receiving treatment for cancer, although the exact diagnosis has not been disclosed. Another royal by...

Exploring health professionals' knowledge of cancer-related pain: a scoping review

The debate regarding health professionals' knowledge of pain is well documented throughout the literature, with early work dating back to the 1980s (McCaffery and Ferrell, 1997). Throughout the...

The experiences of patients using a cancer hotline service

The present study aimed to evaluate oncology patients' experience with a hotline service in a tertiary cancer centre, identifying areas for local improvement and to inform the work of the hotline.

Ovarian cancer red flags: help prevent delayed diagnosis

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are non-specific and are often accepted by women as normal changes associated with ageing, such as menopause (Bankhead et al, 2008). This is a dangerous misconception that...

Demand for end-of-life care

When thinking about the end of life, many people would prefer to die at home. However, half of deaths occur in hospital. This is often due to a lack of in-home and community-based support. The...

A framework for simulated practice in nurse education

The ASPiH Standards 2023 (ASPiH, 2023) present a comprehensive framework for integrating simulation in healthcare education. This is particularly relevant for nursing, where the Nursing and Midwifery...

Impact of unscheduled nurse-led virtual care for people with diabetes on nursing practices and patient satisfaction

The study aimed to examine nurse practices and patient satisfaction with the delivery of unscheduled nurse-led virtual care for diabetes provided in an outpatient setting in an acute care urban...

The critical role of pen needles and training in insulin delivery

Both active and passive devices are designed to help improve the patient experience and be intuitive to use. However, the two devices have some fundamental differences and benefits..

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