Nicky Hayes

COVID-19: what can we learn from our care and treatment of older people during the...

The pandemic has underlined the importance of identifying older people living with frailty, delirium and end of life care needs

Assessment and provision of continuing healthcare: an integrative literature review

Assessment and provision of continuing healthcare: an integrative literature review

Review of providing continuing healthcare in terms of staff roles, training and competencies

NOP 30 years

Looking back at 30 years of older people’s nursing

Older people’s nurses remember three decades of challenges and developments in the specialty

Cover: Advance Care Planning in End of Life, 2nd ed

Book review: Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Consultant nurse for older people Nicky Hayes reviews this publication on end of life care

Community nurse and older person

Where can a career in older people’s care take me?

The options are wide and varied, with new roles in frailty, says specialist nurse Nicky Hayes

Nicky Hayes

‘Outstanding nurses work with older people across all settings’

Nicky Hayes explains why caring for the frailest older people can be immensely rewarding but needs to be underpinned by structured career pathways


High-achieving nurse can inspire others

The RCNi Nurse Awards ceremony is a showcase of talent and achievement that live on beyond the event.

Book review: Excellent Dementia Care in Hospitals

Nurse consultant for older people, Nicky Hayes reviews Excellent Dementia Care in Hospitals: A Guide to Supporting People with Dementia and their Carers.


Praising the outstanding nursing talent

What the newly-launched RCNi frailty resource (in conjunction with RCN Older people's forum) can offer you, as nurses, and in meeting the healthcare needs of older people.


We need a new culture of care for older people

As the population ages, we need to end the tug of war between funding and innovation.

End of life care

Nurses need access to high-quality education in end of life care

A new skills framework to improve end of life care is welcome, but practitioners must be equipped to meet patients' needs.

Malnutrition in care homes should not be overlooked

In this issue of Nursing Older People we examine three important areas of practice:...

Try to be a skilled companion to older people this Christmas

The holiday season can be a lonely time for many older people.

Practice question: music in care homes

How can I set up a musical group for residents in my care home?

When education is not enough: turning the tide on staff shortages in older people’s...

Education needs to be matched with dynamic career pathways that attract professionals to the...

Nurses need better training in managing pain

A survey of nurses shows that one third had inadequate knowledge of pain management