Sophie Blakemore

James Moore
Emergency Nurse

Drawn to the job by the buzz of an emergency department

James Moore's role combines his two passions, travel and healthcare


Inspired by patients

Director of nursing and quality at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust Anne-Maria Olphert says that helping to set up the first children’s intensive care unit in Leicestershire is the proudest moment of her career

Anne-Maria Olphert
Nursing Management

The best thing about being a director of nursing? Meeting patients and nurturing the future workforce

Anne-Maria Olphert says nursing is 'a big family that understands what you are going through'

Nursing Management

No mystery to revalidation

This is a landmark month for the nursing profession. As this publication hits your desk, the first cohort of nurses will have successfully completed revalidation.

Learning Disability Practice

Government still to honour its promise to transform services

A true picture of the state of care for people with learning disabilities, and of the services and staffing they need, has emerged following the publication of two reports


Front line staff should be involved in efforts to improve care quality

A new strategy launched by the King's Fund sets out how NHS organisations can improve the service they deliver to patients

Nursing Children and Young People

Making school nurses ‘carer aware’

The number of children and young people who carry out a caring role in the home is unknown, but data from the 2011 census reveals that almost 250,000 people aged between five and 19 were caring for parents, siblings and others in England and Wales


Nine cases of FGM reported to police in London in a month

Change in the law places duty on nurses to report FGM to the police


'Preventing ill health is everyone's role,' nurse leader tells CNO summit

Public Health England chief nurse Viv Bennett says nurses must get serious about healthcare prevention and promotion


One nurse can change your life, former heroin addict tells CNO summit

Conference hears how nurses have the power to transform people's lives


New nursing strategy will retain 6Cs

Jane Cummings unveils emerging plan for the profession at CNO summit


Safe nurse staffing app wins national award

Nursing innovations celebrated at the first Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff awards in London this week


Grand designs for developing dementia services

Having worked in nursing, policing and the housing sector, April Dobson brings a great deal of experience to her new post of head of dementia innovation at older people’s housing charity the Abbeyfield Society. Here, she talks to Sophie Blakemore about what inspires her every day in her role and about her hopes for the future of care

Nursing Older People

Making a difference for people with dementia

April Dobson urges nurses to take the time to understand what their individual patient needs


Nursing student bursaries to be scrapped

Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne confirms that loans will replace existing bursary system for nursing students.

Nursing Management

Buying into a greater product procurement role for nurses

At the chief nursing officer (CNO) for England’s summit this month, the RCN will publicise its campaign encouraging nurses to have more say in the choice of products, supplies and medicines they use on a daily basis

Nursing Standard

Under pressure – why the nurse director’s job can feel so thankless

Directors of nursing are under increasing pressure to achieve high standards of care while balancing budgets and juggling the everyday demands of their roles.


Primary care nurses best placed to detect suicide risk

Almost three quarters of people who commit suicide were not known to mental health services, so community practitioners have a role to play in the early identification of those at risk.