Celebrate the best of outstanding emergency care
Emergency Nurse welcomes nominations for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 to recognise and celebrate staff delivering outstanding work under severe pressure.
Celebrating excellence in nursing leadership
Nursing Mangement welcomes nominations from senior nurses for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 to recognise and celebrate staff who are finding new ways to put patients at the heart of care.
ED nurse leads huge improvement at Kent trust
Man on a mission Cliff Evans was sent on a secondment to work at Medway Maritime hospital in Kent in a bid to tackle high mortality rates and low staff morale.
Capture the fracture: nurse-led service targets osteoporosis
A community service designed to help people with osteoporosis avoid secondary fragility fractures is seeing great results
Enabling children to live ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances through Sunflowers Care
For parents of children living with complex healthcare needs life can be fraught but at Sunflowers Care – a home away from home – children are able to get the support they need.
How to take a trust out of special measures
Thanks to consultant nurse Cliff Evans and a team of senior staff, patients at a Medway NHS Foundation Trust emergency department, Kent, are no longer being treated in corridors.
Person-centred care for clients at the end of life
A team of learning disability nurses has created an end of life care package for clients that is helping them have a good death while supporting them to live their lives to the full.
Dying with dignity in a hostel
A nurse-led training initiative has given staff in a hostel for homeless people the skills and confidence to care for clients at the end of their lives.
Gold standard support for patients with rare cancer
Healthcare assistant Elaine Cooney, highly commended at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for improving the experience of patients with a rare cancer, gives up her own time to make sure patients and their families are prepared for hospital
Support for bereaved families in the emergency department
When Rhian Burke felt the healthcare system failed her following the death of her son George, and the subsequent suicide of her husband, she decided to set up 2 Wish Upon a Star for bereaved parents and families.
Assisted dying debate highlights need for palliative care improvements
Evidence given by nurse with motor neurone disease in support of changing the law on assisted dying highlights the need to invest in palliative care, whatever the court’s decision, writes managing editor Elaine Cole
Picture this: photos improve wound management
A surveillance nurse’s project to add photos of wounds to electronic records and give...
Student wins accolade for mental health project supporting young people
Nursing student Zoe Butler brought together groups of young people to discuss mental health...
Making the right moves
Liaison psychiatry team lead Nicola Wood has significantly improved the hospital experience for patients with dementia and their carers by slashing the number of moves they experience.
Four-day programme refreshes approach to end of life care in homelessness
RCNi Community Nursing Award 2017 finalist Gilly Barringer is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care at St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth, who led a collaborative project with 15 charities to ensure choice at end of life care for a growing homeless community in the city. Here she reveals the motivation behind her passion for this project.
Therapeutic relationships and storytelling in mental health settings
Jess Wilson was recently highly commended in the Mental Health Practice category of the RCNi Nurse Awards – here’s why.
How to turn your outpatient department into a health promotion hub
Staff nurse Anne Thomas, winner of the Community Nursing category at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017, created a model of care for rural areas that reaches out to men.
Meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2017
When Melanie Davies joined ward G at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, an investigation into...