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Picture shows a gynaecologist performing a cervical smear on a teenage patient. Cervical cancer is rising in women aged 25-29, reflecting their failure to attend screening, a charity says.

Low numbers of young women attending screening linked to sharp rise in cervical cancer

Rise in cervical cancer cases down to failure to attend screening, charity believes

The governemnt has pleddged up to £8,000 in grants for nursing students in hard-to-recruit disciplines

Student grants: who will and won’t get the full £8,000 for hard-to-recruit disciplines

Only some learning disability and mental health nursing students eligible for extra £3,000

Picture shows a school nurse giving a girl the HPV vaccination. Vaccinations for children a new screening method that looks for traces of HPV and could result in cervical cancer being eliminated, the NHS says.

Cervical cancer could be eliminated, NHS says

Vaccinations for all children, along with upgraded screening for HPV ‘will save lives’

Picture shows a light micrograph of a cervical smear revealing epithelial cells infected with HPV. In this patient, the smear would be considered borderline abnormal.

Cervical cancer: how nurses can dispel myths and offer support around HPV

乐动体育滚球Myths about human papillomavirus could have damaging effects on women’s lives

Image of sepsis

Sepsis now a bigger killer than cancer, study suggests

Analysis of global data reveals 11 million sepsis-related deaths in 2017

RCNi Nurse Awards info

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: deadline for nominations extended

Individuals and teams now have until 7 February to nominate themselves or a colleague

Evidence and Practice

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

Cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related pain: a systematic review

A review of evidence around potential medicinal use in treating cancer-related pain

Effectiveness of interventions to support male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer

Interventions to support male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer

This literature review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions

Available chemotherapy treatment locations and subsequent uptake: a mixed methods study

Available chemotherapy treatment locations and uptake: a mixed methods study

How healthcare professionals currently offer alternative treatment locations to patients

Implementing hope-based interventions in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Implementing hope-based interventions in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

How the concept of hope can benefit adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Systemic anticancer therapy handling safety: healthcare workers’ awareness, knowledge, training and use of protection measures

Systemic anticancer therapy handling safety

Healthcare workers’ awareness, knowledge, training and use of protection measures

Hypercalcaemia of malignancy: causes and management

Hypercalcaemia of malignancy: causes and management

乐动体育滚球Unless treated promptly hypercalcaemia of malignancy can progress quickly

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The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 provide an opportunity to show what great work you are doing

Why not nominate yourself or a colleague for these prestigious nursing awards?

Picture shows an older man checking the results of his PSA test online as part of the supported self-management programme. New care pathways are easing the strain on prostate cancer services and could be applicable to other types of cancer.

Prostate cancer: supported self-management programme gives patients more control

New care pathway could also ease strain on prostate cancer services

Picture of Suriya Kirkpatrick, a senior cancer research nurse and genomics practitioner. In this article she and two other clinical research nurses share their accounts of a shift, offering an insight into their daily work.

A day in the life of a clinical research nurse

The shared diaries offer a taste of nursing life and its high points and challenges

Talking helps nurses cope with trauma

Cancer nurses explain how they benefit from Schwartz rounds

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Nurse-led research into sarcoma may lead to earlier diagnosis

Study into this cancer has produced so much evidence it could lead to swifter diagnosis

Amy Dugdale

The Macmillan nurse who is extending lives with ovarian cancer screening

More women are getting access to vital medication thanks to a nurse-led testing service

Opinion

Picture of oncology nurse Helen Dutton, who describes how she has adjusted from working in the NHS to the sometimes baffling world of private healthcare.

How I made the move from NHS to private healthcare

Helen Dutton describes the adjustments she needed to make in a new job with Bupa

Picture shows playing cards created by the charity Marie Curie to help broach the subject of death and dying. Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience.

How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign tackles taboo around death and dying

Early and open conversations can make a huge difference to the end of life experience

Trevor Sorbie

Wigs for people with cancer-related hair loss have improved since mum’s Trump bouffant

A new charity is creating stylish wigs for people facing medical-related hair loss

Students

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student realised that through a caring approach he was able to make a difference

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer, she gained a greater understanding of the experiences of those living with invisible conditions

Singing

Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember the words of songs from their youth, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of a patient-centred approach to care

Careers

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact

Nurses Emma Cuthbert and Chelsea Jackson from the oncology ward at Northampton General Hospital

What it’s like working as an oncology nurse

Joining a cancer ward can be daunting, but it allows you to work closely with patients

NET Patient Foundation

NET nurses: supporting patients confused by their rare cancer diagnosis

‘Even healthcare professionals don’t know enough about neuroendocrine cancers’

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