Elaine Cole

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Community matrons win Nursing Older People Award for innovative training programme

Two community matrons’ groundbreaking approach to training care home staff is significantly reducing emergency department attendances and saving thousands of pounds.

Learning Disability Practice

How 'seeing the person not the disability' can make a difference for all involved

Melanie Davies has been busy – after changing the game in learning disability practice at Morriston hospital in Swansea, her sterling efforts have won her the profession's top accolade RCN Nurse of the Year

Nursing Children and Young People

Children’s respiratory nurse specialist is patient’s choice

Children’s nurse specialist wins RCNi Nurse Award for her compassionate and supportive care of a young girl with a rare syndrome.

Emergency Nurse

Emergency nurse wins RCNi Nurse Award for work with children with sepsis

Drew McDonald, senior staff nurse at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital emergency department, has won an RCNi Nurse Award for his development of a tool for identifying sepsis in children.

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Plenty to be proud of despite difficult times

Not a day goes by without another story about the crisis in the NHS, yet nurses continue to find the energy to provide excellent care.

Nurses who worked with patients with AIDS in the 1980s
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‘Nursing in a war zone’: memories of AIDS wards in the 1980s

A film has captured nurses' harrowing but inspiring experiences

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RCN Nurse of the Year 2016: ‘Award win will open doors’

RCN Nurse of the Year 2016 Venetia Wynter-Blyth explains how winning the award has helped her expand her prehabilitation programme.

Palliative care
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‘In children’s palliative care we help make memories’

With a shortage of qualified nurses providing children’s palliative care in the voluntary sector, staff nurse Julie Webber explains why she loves this rewarding role

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App improves care of non-verbal patients

Tool helps children and adults express pain and discomfort

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Care plans minimise the use of restraint

A practice development team has devised protocols that put mental health patients at the...

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E-learning tool to support nurses in developing cultural competence

A new e-learning tool has been launched to support NHS clinicians in developing cultural...

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A chance to show what nurses can do

Winners from last year’s Nurse Awards have seen their influence increase and their projects...