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October 2021 | £3.99

IN THIS ISSUE News RCN will hold strike ballot over 3% pay award Nurses are to be asked whether they would be willing to take industrial action in an indicative ballot  p4 News Initiative to keep nurses healthy this winter The RCN is encouraging members to prioritise their own physical and mental health p4 News New Government campaign on mental health An initiative to improve mental wellbeing after the pandemic has been launched  p5 News ‘Gamechanging’ sickle cell drug to be rolled out The first new treatment for sickle cell disease in over 20 years has been announced p5

For primary care and community nurses

Childhood atopic eczema: management and diagnosis Eczema could affect as many as one in five children in the UK. Suneeta Kochhar details how nurses can treat children diagnosed with this often painful condition p16


Events and training for primary care nurses p29

NEWS FOCUS: A new drug could replace statins for CVD p6 Hormone replacement therapy: an update for nurses p20 Techniques for de-escalating patient aggression p27

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