Elaine Cole

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Information mornings led by nurses are helping to transform care

A project transforming care for patients about to begin chemotherapy has reduced anxiety and...

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Award-winning service transforms care for people with suspected DVT

By using ultrasound in the community to confirm or exclude DVT, Jo Boyd and her team reduce...

Lesley Spall
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Supporting care home residents with hydration

An innovative toolkit is helping to ensure older people remain hydrated

Geraldine Rodgers
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Homely environment reduces aggression on the ward

Improvements to the ward environment have seen reductions in patients’ physical and verbal aggression – and in antipsychotic drugs and staff sickness

Kelly Stackhouse
Cancer Nursing Practice

‘Brilliant’ Kelly is patient’s choice

By setting up a truly integrated and streamlined service for faecal incontinence, nurse Kelly Stackhouse has transformed lives

Verna Lavender
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Teenage cancer trials: a cause for hope

Improving outcomes for young people with bone cancer is being held back by participation levels, but signs are optimistic, reports Elaine Cole

Steven Young and team
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RCNi award winners improve learning disability care

Six nursing students have been rewarded for their efforts to improve learning disability care

Cancer Nursing Practice

Trailblazers deliver nurse-led care in acute oncology unit

Nurse consultant Carole Conner tells Elaine Cole about the steps the award-winning Aylesford Unit’s nursing team has taken to deliver seven-day outpatient chemotherapy provision

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Award for support worker who breaks down barriers to education

Engaging people according to their needs is key to the success of RCNi award winner Steven Evans-Jones

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Leadership programme for district nurses wins Nurse Award category

A leadership training programme devised and delivered by a team in Surrey is improving patient care and boosting the morale of district nurses

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RCNi award for nurse who bolstered support for bereaved families

Angela McDonald trains healthcare professionals, families, teachers and carers to recognise the emotional and practical needs of grieving children

Learning Disability Practice

Health Equalities Framework creators win learning disability category at 2016 Nurse Awards

A team of four consultant nurses who created the Health Equalities Framework (HEF) was named winner of the Learning Disability Nursing category at the RCNi Nurse Awards last month

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‘Brilliant’ Kelly is patients’ choice

A nurse who has helped alleviate the misery of incontinence for hundreds of patients through her bowel function service won a top accolade at the RCNi Nurse Awards last week.

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Empowering her patients to feel ‘prepared’

Venetia Wynter-Blyth is the RCN Nurse of the Year for 2016. The clinical nurse specialist won the prestigious prize for her work in providing structured support to cancer patients who are facing major surgery. Judge Amanda Burston, who won last year’s award, describes Venetia’s programme as outstanding and powerful.

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Pleural care revolutionary

A nurse-led service created by pleural nurse specialist Elaine Reid is transforming care for patients with pleural effusion at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The service saw Ms Reid named runner up in the TEVA Innovations in Respiratory Nursing category at the Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year Awards 2015.

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Sexual healing after cancer

A pioneering Royal Marsden therapy service supports individuals and couples experiencing the sexual consequences of cancer and its treatment. Founder Isabel White was runner-up in the cancer nursing category of the 2015 Nursing Standard awards.

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Patient’s Choice: vote for your favourite

The winner of a prestigious award in which patients nominate a nurse whose care has had an enormous impact on their lives will be decided by a public vote that opened this week.

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Better care for men with genital trauma

Mental health nurse Pride Gaka-Chisoro’s award-winning research into soldiers’ experience of genital trauma led to a pathway that ensures the psychological toll is not overlooked. The pathway includes sperm salvage and psychosexual assessment. Sgt Gaka-Chisoro won a 2015 Nursing Standard Nurse Award.