Lynne Pearce

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Scholarship nurse the judge called a firecracker 

Nursing student Sabrina Ffrench won a community nursing award from the Cavell Nurses’ Trust in June. She talks to Lynne Pearce about the award and why students should make the most of their opportunities.

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BME nurse leaders: perceptions of what’s possible

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, black and minority ethnic staff are actively encouraged to apply for more senior roles, with one-to-one coaching from the trust’s chief nurse just one of the supportive measures on offer.

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We need to talk about dementia prevention

Including conversations about dementia in the NHS Health Check programme helps people aged 40 and over understand their risks of developing the condition, so they can alter their lifestyles accordingly.

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Talent and dedication: RCNi Nurse Awards student finalists hold key to nursing’s future

From tackling mental health issues in young people to supporting victims of modern slavery and improving the care of patients with Parkinson’s, this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards saw some outstanding projects from nursing students. Lynne Pearce meets the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award finalists.

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Fast track for nursing’s future leaders

Today’s nursing students are expected to develop their leadership skills from the start of training. Lynne Pearce looks at how a ground-breaking programme at the University of Leicester is preparing the leaders of the future.

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From Wimbledon to welly burn – variety and fun as a nurse volunteer at St John Ambulance

Nurses who volunteer with St John Ambulance provide care in a range of unique settings from sports events to flower shows.

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Bullet wounds and overnight queues: UK students’ eye-opening US exchange visits

Every year, nursing students from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen travel to the US on exchange programmes to learn about nursing practice and healthcare delivery in the US.

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Surgical robots create opportunities for theatre nurses

As well as transforming surgery, the introduction of robots at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has opened up new and exciting opportunities for the trust’s theatre nurses, writes Lynne Pearce.

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Mental health charity creates fast track into nursing

Mental health charity creates fast track into nursing

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Acute non-invasive ventilation

New guidance from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death on supporting patients following the use of non-invasive ventilation to treat conditions.

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Care via video: telemedicine saves money and frees up time

A hospital trust in Yorkshire has expanded its telemedicine service so that outpatient appointments can be conducted with people in a range of settings, from prisons to care homes.

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Organising emergency and acute care

In July, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued draft guidance on the service delivery and organisation of emergency and acute medical care.

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Towards a smoke-free generation

Read our policy briefing on the Department of Health's plans to create a 'smoke-free generation' by 2022.

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Finding out what matters to patients

A Foundation of Nursing Studies' programme involving 90 front line teams has taught nurses to listen and avoid assumptions before introducing change.

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Take control of digital technology

Doing the best for your patients increasingly means working as an ‘e-nurse’ - which is why the RCN has joined forces with Health Education England to boost nurses’ digital literacy.

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Stroke in childhood

Updated guidance from the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health for health professionals and parents on stroke in childhood.

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The best of both worlds: improving nurse recruitment in Northamptonshire

An innovative new recruitment campaign is aiming to put Northamptonshire on the map as a top destination for nurses to develop their careers.

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A chance to shape RCN by joining new Professional Nursing Committee

The RCN will have a directly elected Professional Nursing Committee for the first time from next January. Lynne Pearce talks to college chief executive Janet Davies about this exciting new opportunity for nurses