Jennifer Trueland

Charlotte McArdle. Photo: PressEye
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Managing healthcare without a government: it’s time to step up, says NI chief nurse

Charlotte McArdle wants nurses to take the lead in the transformation of health services

Jeane Freeman
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‘We’re offering nurses the best deal in the UK’

Scotland’s health secretary is a former nurse who supports safe staffing legislation

Human rights artwork
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Focusing on a patient’s human rights will help you resolve ethical dilemmas in practice

A human rights approach makes nursing care more person-centred

Couple talk to a nurse
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If nurses won’t raise the subject of death with a patient, who will?

Why it’s important to have an honest conversation about an individual’s end of life care

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Cautions against catheters

Nurses should constantly review the need to continue with catheters, says updated guidance

nurse washes her hands
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Hand hygiene: even 100% compliance scores may be concealing hospitals’ dirty secrets

Audit is often flawed and is no substitute for examining prevalence of acquired infections

The continence team
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Continence: why is such a serious issue so often overlooked?

A team of nurses is working to break the taboo around potentially life-threatening conditions

Leadership sessions
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We can learn a lot about leadership from people who aren’t nurses

A training course with people far removed from nursing offers a fresh perspective

Carolyn Morrice
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'We're creating the nursing roles of the future'

As a trust chief nurse, Carolyn Morrice is a pioneer of integrated care and new nursing roles

Person with dementia
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How to recognise and treat pain in someone with dementia

When nurses ‘think pain’ and take appropriate action, it can transform patients’ lives

Claire Campbell
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The impact of nutritional care on patient outcomes

Why getting people eating well can be the key to getting everything right

Sam Owen and patient
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How a hospital food plan can tackle more than nutrition

Communal dining and food waste reduction go hand in hand with the Food for Life programme

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What’s in a #name?

Five years since its launch, the hellomynameis campaign is still promoting compassionate care

LGBT staff in the workplace
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The Stonewall effect: the positive difference an inclusive employer can make

Attitudes towards LGBT people have changed. Now health employers are catching up

Hospital patient in bed looking at iPad
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‘We value your feedback’: what patient experience really tells us

The emphasis on feedback from service users is relatively new, but central to improving care

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Patients’ spiritual needs: the conversations that can help

This vital, but often daunting, area of care starts with talking about what matters to people

Sara Lister
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Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

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The celebrated first world war nurses ‘all but forgotten’

Reviving the story of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, the most medalled women of the war