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Board’s eye view - Paramedic challenge

As healthcare professionals know, there is a serious national shortage of paramedics. This...

Signpost for change

Rob Atenstaedt and Hugo Cosh ask if there are lessons to be learned from their ambulance...

The bigger picture

Frustration, anger, disappointment and powerlessness are emotions frequently experienced by...

UK should copy New Zealand's approach to triaging patients...

Emergency nurse Grace McDonald compares the triage process in New Zealand with the UK

Signs of invasive meningococcal disease

Nurses need to watch for signs of invasive meningococcal disease, but new vaccines should...

'Intelligent thinking' can help create a new bedside nursing post

On June 2 1948, Aneurin Bevan, the then Minister for Health, spoke to an audience of nurses...

Variations in surgical health care

As the UK population grows, patients’ experiences of hospital should no longer depend on...

Preventing patients from sustaining injuries

Despite the fact that the number of people who attend emergency departments with major...

Judgement call

Pain pretenders beware, warns Jane Bates.

Mandy Rumley-Buss - The bigger picture

Once again emergency departments (EDs) are struggling with increased numbers of attendances...

Why I work in an emergency department

Justin Walford, a charge nurse, prepares to give a talk at his daughter’s school about why...

Amanda Burston: winning RCNi Nurse of the Year award opens many doors

After winning the RCNi Nurse of the Year award you can highlight what you’re passionate...

Board’s eye view - Effective inspections

Emergency nurses and doctors in the UK do a remarkable job dealing with increasing numbers...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...
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A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

All set for a challenge

The revalidation process will eventually become part of who we are as nurses, says RCN Nurse...

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