Andrew Cole

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Talking openly about obesity and nursing

More nurses are obese than any other group of health professionals. Andrew Cole looks at a project aimed at 'normalising' conversations with staff about obesity.


Margaret Green – An education reformer who championed graduate-entry nursing

Margaret Green, who has died at the age of 87, was director of education at the RCN at a time of major upheaval in nursing and was a leading figure in the move towards a graduate-entry profession.

People with autism being denied community-based care

People with learning disabilities and autism spending too long in assessment and treatment units

Why nursing research matters

To coincide with the RCN international nursing research conference in Edinburgh we take a look at the state of nursing research. It has come a long way in a short time, but a key challenge is ensuring the aim is firmly on studies that benefit frontline practice.

Mental health and loneliness in old age

Researcher Vasiliki Tzouvara will be presenting the results of her study into loneliness among nursing home residents at the RCN international nursing research conference in Edinburgh. She believes more initiatives should be targeted at this population.