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Online access to RCN research conference now available

Something of interest for every nurse as international nursing conference speeches go online

Image of two abstract figures facing each other. This article argues that children’s continence services need to be integrated and community-based to provide effective care

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN president recognised for ‘outstanding contribution’ to health research

Fellowship helps to highlight nurses’ role in research, says Anne Marie Rafferty

Scotland passes safe staffing law

Scotland now has the first legislation of its kind in the UK to apply to all clinical groups

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Patient’s Choice: The inspirational nurses nominated by the public

The award enables patients and their families to recognise nurses who have made a difference

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RCNi Decision Support: find out how our new digital tool can enhance your practice

Advice from experts will help nurses base their clinical decision-making on best practice

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RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

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

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Depression linked to genes associated with mood, anxiety

People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a study suggests

Probiotics and xylitol gum can’t replace antibiotics

Using probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throats as an alternative to antibiotics appears to have no effect, a study shows

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Self-harm a sign of emotional pain rather than cry for help

Most people who self-harm do so as a way to deal with emotional distress rather than as a cry for help, research suggests

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Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

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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 career move to work in Wales.

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016, talks about why everyone looking for a rewarding nursing career should put Wales at the top of their list.

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Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our Registered Mental Health nurses are no different. What sets them apart, however, are the incredible lengths they go to, to make it happen.

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