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Martha’s Rule: giving patients a voice at last

There are three proposed components to Martha’s Rule. The Rule mandates that all staff in NHS trusts have 24/7 access to a rapid review from a critical care outreach team, which they can contact if...

Educating and training nurses key to timely diagnosis of endometriosis

Endometriosis UK has called for increased education and training on endometriosis and menstrual health for nurses, to reduce diagnosis time for the condition

Calls for Government to fix ‘patchy’ end-of-life care for the UK’s ageing population

A report from MPs on Assisted Dying has led to calls for government intervention to improve palliative and end of life care

Asthma reviews: A guide for nurses working in primary care

Heather Henry explains what nurses need to cover when conducting an asthma review

Pertussis: management and diagnosis in primary care

Emma Rickards looks at this often distressing respiratory condition which has been on the rise this winter

Empowering nurses to feel valued

Professional nurse advocates talk to Kathy Oxtoby about their role and the benefits it can bring to nurses

New sponge on the string test to detect cancer could reduce waiting times for endoscopies

An NHS trial of the cytosponge, or sponge on the string test to detect cancer could reduce long waiting lists for endoscopies

Government must enhance nursing salaries to combat NHS staffing crisis

A new RCN survey of thousands of frontline nursing staff has revealed almost half of those working in the NHS are actively planning or considering leaving their job

First ever NHS drug to treat alopecia could be a ‘monumental day’ for severe hair loss sufferers

Ritlecitinib, a medication to treat people with severe hair loss has been recommended for NHS use for the first time

NHS hospitals to adopt ‘Martha’s rule’ for granting urgent second opinion

Martha’s rule will allow patients and their loved ones to get a review of their condition and treatment directly from doctors and nurses not involved in the medical team treating them

Treat all your prostate patients like the King

One in three men over the age of 50 will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate, but what is a prostate and what should you know about it?

Table tennis can ‘revolutionise MS therapy around the world’, says US doctor

A small study found that table tennis improved the mobility, balance and core muscle strength of people with multiple sclerosis

Nurses call for emergency measures amid sharp decline in student applications

RCN has called the government to fund emergency measures to address the ‘rapidly deteriorating state of nurse recruitment’

UK measles outbreak: why are cases rising?

What is behind the spate of recent measles outbreaks?

How a king earned his spurs in 2024

King Charles has performed a great service for  his nation by going public about his cancer diagnosis

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