Many older hospital patients with dementia cannot communicate pain, suggests study

Researchers examined relationship between pain and delirium

New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

Evidence and Practice

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

This article presents some of the main findings from a study using an interpretative...


Developing and evaluating an e-learning resource for nurses in haemato-oncology

Haemato-oncology nursing is a complex area of clinical practice. An online educational...

Advanced care planning

Is patient information on palliative care good enough? A literature review and audit

Aim Early access to palliative care can improve patients’ signs and symptoms and reduce...

Nurse and patient

Should men on long-term androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer be screened...

Androgen-deprivation therapy is the main long-term treatment for men with advanced prostate...

Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors

Nursing support during treatment of multiple myeloma with proteasome inhibitors

In the past two years proteasome inhibitors have risen in prominence reflecting the recent...

Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates

Developing best practice cancer treatment summary templates

There is increasing recognition of the importance of making the Recovery Package available...


Teenage cancer

Living with and beyond cancer: ‘With teenagers it’s a fine balance for nurses to be...

The first in our series of features looks at different patient population groups and the...

Starting the dream nursing career at age 44

Award winner Sharon Manning discusses her nursing journey and shares her tips on caring for...

Helping families by improving care closer to home

A cancer charity is assisting local training to help families avoid travel for a child’s...

Digital platform rolled out nationally to support young people following diagnosis

An award winning digital platform, produced by a young adult cancer team, is set to be...


A man in a hospital bed having a conversation with a nurse who is attending him

Let’s have honest conversations about cancer

We should talk more openly to people with cancer about how best to handle their condition

Understanding Ethics for Nursing book cover

Book review: Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

Associate academic Chris Chaloner reviews this introduction to nursing ethics

My Race for Life book cover

Book review: My Race for Life

Lecturer in cancer care Kay Townsend reviews this personal narrative


Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

An insight into the hidden battles of patients with invisible illnesses

When nursing student Laurie Batchelor helped care for a patient in the community with cancer...


Student’s homemade songbook helped patients forget cancer symptoms

When nursing student Georgia Brain created a book of lyrics to help her patients remember...


'Reflecting on patient feedback reminds us of our privileged position'...

Thoracic surgery and mesothelioma UK nurse specialist Joanne Hargrave discusses her unique...

Amanda Shewbridge

60 seconds with Amanda Shewbridge, Macmillan nurse programme lead for living with and...

Amanda Shewbridge talks about how she is transforming services for people living with and...

60 seconds with advanced nurse practitioner Emma Masters

Emma Masters’ patients are young people undergoing cancer treatment

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