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Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

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

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Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

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Perinatal mortality down, but better reporting would support care improvements

Better-quality data on baby deaths would help target services where they're needed most

Evidence and Practice

Child

An exploratory study investigating perceptions, opinions and experiences of...

Aim To explore perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education within pre-...

Suctioning

Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people

Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children...

nursing students

A multisite evaluation of readiness to transition to newly qualified nurse in a cohort...

Background The post-qualifying and preceptorship period in nursing has been well-researched...

A baby's face with port wine birthmarks on it.

A-Z of syndromes: Sturge-Weber syndrome

Insight into this rare neurological condition which causes port wine skin lesions and can be...

Gaming

Parent-child relationships and self‑control in male university students’ desire to play...

Aim To determine the relationship between the parent-child relationship, self-control and...

Suicide

An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK

Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring...

Features

Helping displaced Rohingya children in a refugee camp

Children’s nurse Becky Platt spent three weeks working as part of an emergency medical team...

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...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Meningitis test on infants

Bacterial meningitis: why symptoms are not as straightforward to detect in infants...

Leading research contends that over-reliance on classic fever symptoms by healthcare...

‘Parents, like us, of trans children are begging for support’

The mother of child who has transitioned socially from girl to boy says the fear that...

Opinion

Victoria Gillick

Victoria Gillick, consent and the rights of the child

A court case more than three decades ago helped to define the rights of children under 16 to...

My first patient death: the lessons I learned

One year on from her first patient death, Michelle McKay discusses the benefits of a good...

Young girl with bandaged arm sitting on hospital bed

Children’s pain management still suffers from the misconceptions of the past

Despite good progress to change clinicians’ perceptions, optimal care is not being offered

Students

Christopher Steele

Missing: where have all the male nursing students gone?

Fewer men are applying to nursing courses and we need to do more to attract them into the...

Nervous

Starting out: Butterflies on the first day

Newly qualified nurses can feel a sense of pride that they have joined the profession.

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

Careers

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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

An exploratory study of the experiences of children and young people with an...

Being held still and not being informed about why a procedure was being carried out are some...

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Adele Watkins: ‘There is no health without mental health’

Clinical nurse specialist for children and young people in crisis Adele Watkins was...

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