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Stephen Barclay

No sign of £10,000 ‘golden hello’ promised for some postgraduate nursing students

RCN calls delay a ‘serious missed opportunity’

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

Analysis

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Community care

How successful is NHS England’s Transforming Care programme?

An update on NHS England’s overhaul of care for people with learning disabilities

Learning disability standards kept simple in bid to drive improvements

NHS Improvement unveils a simple guide to improve learning disability care standards

Concerns for the future of learning disability nursing as mortality report reveals...

With the number of people with learning disabilities rising, cases of poor care and figures...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

More investment and focus needed to ease pressures on learning disability nursing...

In January, the House of Commons' health committee published its inquiry into the NHS...

Clinical update

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

Policy briefing

Homes and services for people with learning disabilities should be close to their...

Local councils and health bodies need to work together to make community support near loved...

Research news

Reasonable adjustments

Study finds shortfall in reasonable adjustments across CCGs and NHS trusts in England

Research suggests people with learning disabilities remain invisible in some NHS services

Retention and recruitment

Recruitment and retention: staff survey reveals insights into crisis facing services

Study shows co-production and delivering person-centred care are good for staff too

Quality of life

Making sense of health-related quality of life in people with Down’s syndrome

Survey of almost 200 families identifies major social factors affecting daily life

More evidence needed on mental health treatments for people with severe learning...

Latest research from the nursing and medical journals

Specialist nursing input improves hospital care for children with learning disabilities

Latest research from the nursing and medical journals

Supporting people with learning disabilities to find work can promote better health

Latest research from the nursing and medical journals

Journal scan

Isolation and loneliness

Scottish survey reveals the scale of social isolation and loneliness

More than 70% of young adults with learning disabilities reported feeling lonely ‘a lot of...

Inequalities

Long-term conditions management

Systematic review finds that people with learning disabilities were less likely to access...

Criminal

Secure settings: what makes for a good outcome when people move on from inpatient...

Study finds need to establish specialist forensic support teams to ensure best possible...

Blood plasma test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism

A pioneering test has revealed a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma...

Two people talking in a training session

Study raises questions about clinical outcomes associated with positive behaviour...

Of services where staff underwent training only 30% produced positive behaviour support...

Close up of someone preparing to take a pill with a glass of water

Psychotropic medication often given in the absence of multidisciplinary assessments

Research raises concerns about a lack of guidelines and review of prescriptions

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Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

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