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Specialist nurses: savings I make prove we shouldn't be used to fill staffing gaps

Epilepsy specialist nurse's support line has saved her trust £85,000

Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

Bronagh Scott

RCN appoints interim director of nursing policy and practice

Bronagh Scott will join the college in December for six months

Scottish nursing students

Scotland creates 283 new places for nursing and midwifery students

Boost to bursary and extra places strengthen Scotland's bid to improve nurse recruitment

Stephanie Aiken

NMC figures mask ‘severe instability’ of nursing workforce

Despite overall rise in registrants, RCN warns of continuing decline in EEA nurse numbers

NI pay ballot

RCN moves one step closer to industrial action ballot in Northern Ireland

College is consulting members over possible strike ballot over non-existent pay award

Evidence and Practice

Indications for chest X-rays in children

Indications for chest X-rays in children and how to obtain and interpret them

Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in...

Complementary feeding

An update on complementary feeding

Complementary feeding is an important developmental milestone in children and occurs at a...

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)

Reflection on the assessment and care of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that causes bones to become brittle...

A-Z of syndromes: Usher syndrome

Understanding Usher syndrome which is found in approximately 10,000 people in the UK

Parents’ experiences of receiving an antenatal versus postnatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease

Parents’ experiences of receiving an antenatal versus postnatal diagnosis of complex...

Background The time point at which parents receive a diagnosis of congenital heart disease (...

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in young people

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in...

Background Childhood obesity has a worldwide association with serious health problems and...


Al Aynsley-Green

Sir Al Aynsley Green: ‘Why do we have such appalling outcomes for children?’

Sir Aynsley-Green hopes his new book will highlight issues about children’s health and rights

Unpacking a rucksack of worries with the school nurse

With rising numbers of 13-14 year olds being referred to child and adolescent mental health...

From graduation to revalidation: my first three years as a nurse

Lauren Philpott’s new book reveals the highs and lows of starting out in nursing

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Woman drinking alcohol while talking to small child

School nurses and health visitors key in identifying children at risk from parental...

A parliamentary report covering the health effects on children of parental alcohol misuse...


Neonatal intensive care

What price for better neonatal critical care services?

A new report on neonatal critical care proposes far-reaching changes to services


Student voice: Mentors play a crucial role in nurse education

National Mentoring Day offers students opportunities to show their appreciation of mentors


Is children's healthcare back on the map or just for the summer?...

Involving fathers more in the care of their sick children is one issue that seems to be...



Student voice: Ambassadors can be agents of change

How one initiative is ensuring the views of students across different higher education...

Race to the finishing line is on

Third year nursing student, Chris Steele discusses his hopes and fears for final year

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Nursing students and mental health issues: who takes care of us?

The pressures on nursing students can have tragic effects. A campaign is seeking to provide...


Scholarship led to national roll out of an innovative communication tool for young...

Joanna Poole on why a Florence Nightingale Emerging Leaders Scholarship improved...

Can acupuncture help to reduce anxiety in children and young people?

Considering the implications of studies into neonatal, child and adolescent health

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Better care for children with atopic conditions

A nurse-led team in Wales is improving the care of children with asthma, eczema and allergies