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Setting the standard for care of children and young people with long-term conditions

Children can find health services hard to access, but a new set of standards aims to change...

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Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes new proficiency standards

NMC describes standards, to be implemented by 2020, as ‘ambitious’ despite some criticism

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Outrage at plan to sell NHS building that offers London nurses affordable housing

Queen Mary's House in upmarket Hampstead, London, currently houses 52 mainly NHS staff

Andy Burnham

NHS pay – government needs to go further, says Manchester mayor Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester NHS is an example for the rest of the country, says ex-Labour health

Social care needs NHS-style funding model, urges RCN activist

Let’s look back to start of NHS and do the same for social care, nurse tell congress

Nurses worldwide need better pay to make profession more attractive – ICN

Governments are failing to use nurse pay and conditions as a lever of workforce expansion

Evidence and Practice

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...

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children: part 2

Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are...

Development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit

In recent years children’s emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city...

A nursing student’s reflective account of decision-making in a school nursing setting

Reflection is integral to professional revalidation and enhancing nursing practice; it is an...

Parents’ views on toilet training: a cross-sectional study in Flanders

Parents’ views on toilet training: a cross-sectional study in Flanders

Aims The goals of this research were to investigate parents’ perceptions of toilet training...

Sickle cell anaemia and the experiences of young people living with the condition

Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a life-threatening haemoglobin disorder acknowledged for its...

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...

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...

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Talking SENSE with young people caught up in traumatic events

The Survivors Assistance Network gives practical and emotional support to children and...

Framework for change: supporting you to drive improvement

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff is halfway...

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Nursing in Somalia: ‘I have saved many lives – that’s what’s important’

Conflict and drought have created desperate conditions for the people of Somalia, forcing...

Opinion

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

Reading between the lines of the proposed pay deal

Despite the government's latest decision to allow pay to increase, staff nurse Emma Cowen is...

Why there should be a national funding strategy for community children's...

There is a glaring lack of NHS funding for 24/7 children’s community palliative care. Helen...

Students

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...

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Observing cardiac surgery made me appreciate theatre nurses’ role

Watching a surgeon replace a young patient’s heart valves helped children’s nursing student...

Careers

Doris Corkin

Doris Corkin: 'My students’ achievements inspire me greatly'...

Senior lecturer in education at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University...

Award finalist develops a children's rights charter for health board...

Runner up at the 2017 RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year awards, Eirlys Thomas wants active...

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Kath Evans: ‘Working to improve child health is everyone’s business’

Kath Evans, director of nursing for babies, children and young people at Barts Health NHS...

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