‘Measles outbreaks make MMR vaccination vital before visiting Europe’

RCN warns that young adults who missed the vaccine in the 1990s could be at risk

empty cot

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

Janet Davies

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

A woman sitting before a NMC hearing

Band 7 nurse is struck off for providing incorrect revalidation information

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager


Nurse's death by suicide should serve as warning to profession...

Toxic workplace and 'put up and shut up' culture still pervades the NHS


Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

Evidence and Practice

Transition and transfer of young people with cystic fibrosis to adult care

Transition and transfer of young people with cystic fibrosis to adult care

Treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) remains arduous and time-consuming, with young people in...

Tay-sachs disease

A-Z Syndromes: Tay-Sachs disease

An insight into this genetic disorder which carries a poor prognosis and is often fatal

Open access
Parents’ views on preparation to care for extremely premature infants at home

Parents’ views on preparation to care for extremely premature infants at home

Aim To gain insight into the post-discharge experiences of parents in relation to the...

Open access
Youth forum

Work of the NHS England Youth Forum and its effect on health services

Aim To examine the role of members of the NHS England Youth Forum (NHSEYF) and the...


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

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


Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people

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


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...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

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


Lessons from team who won more nursing for special schools

Work of team who showed value of nursing in special schools holds lessons for others

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...

Are the needs of children and young people being overlooked in major NHS policy...

Nursing associates, PJ paralysis and stranded patients, Annette Dearmun looks at the...


Blurred silhouettes of faces

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...

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...


Starting out: Butterflies on the first day

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


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

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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