Layla Haidrani


‘Be the best you can be in every situation’

Royal Stoke Hospital resuscitation officer and RCNi Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston explains what inspires her to work as a nurse.

Putting your best foot forward to combat social isolation

Advanced nurse practitioner, Clare Mechen on why a simple gesture can make the biggest difference to your day.

Field of practice: the Positive Behaviour Support festival

A one-day festival explored the use of Positive Behaviour Support to ensure people with learning disabilities and autism live fuller lives.

'I’ve had wonderful role models in my career'

Take every opportunity, learn from the lessons being taught to you and above all be ambitious, urges director of nursing Angela Thompson.

Maria Noblet

‘The road ahead won’t always be smooth – but it will be interesting’

Consultant breast services nurse Maria Noblet reveals how her nursing specialism cemented a desire to stay close to patients who are going through surgery.

My Job: head of nursing

Finding the niche that suits you can often be as daunting as starting out in nursing, but nurse leader Joanne Strain says a willingness to learn can be your guide.

Lynn Weir

'Community nurses are well placed to reach out to vulnerable groups'

Award-winning specialist practitioner district nurse for NHS Borders Lynn Weir discusses how a conference marked a turning point in her career development, and the importance of tackling inequality within healthcare.

Cancer and sexual intimacy

Sexual intimacy: the disruptive effects of cancer treatment

Having a diagnosis of breast cancer at a young age, together with chemotherapy and surgery, affects how women look at themselves – and sexual intimacy with partners


Connecting with people is what I enjoy most

EMIS Health head of customer operations Ian Bailey explains why patients can benefit from technological developments in healthcare services.

My job: paediatric diabetes specialist nurse

Thirty-four years working as a nurse can have its challengers, but for diabetes specialist Carol Metcalfe there is still fun to be had in her role.


‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed her career.

Blind babies and young children to benefit from new music scheme

A new music scheme for blind babies and partially sighted infants and young children has been aunched.

By specialising in palliative care, I believed I could make a difference

Clinical lead and hospice services manager Marie Morrissey on the ability to multitask when...

‘Have the courage of your convictions, but with compassion’

Chief executive officer of Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Surrey, Jayne Cooper describes...

‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’

University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel...

‘Emergency nurses do an amazing job in challenging circumstances’

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust consultant nurse in urgent and unscheduled care...

App review: Mind My Heart

RCNi editorial assistant Layla Haidrani reviews University College London Hospitals NHS...

Book Review: Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals (Second edition)

Trainee advanced clinical practitioner emergency care Kyle Williams reviews Clinical...