Syringe containing HPV vaccine

HPV vaccination programme to be extended to boys in Scotland and Wales

Adolescent boys will have vaccine to offer protection from HPV-related disease and cancers

Court of Appeal

Bawa-Garba case: NMC has no plans to review FtP of nurse who was struck off

Bank nurse Isabel Amaro was struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter


RCN announces candidates for president and deputy president

Postal ballot will run from 11 October to 14 November

Several students sat in a lecture theatre

Government sticks to its nursing associates target figure, despite low uptake

Nursing associate apprenticeships are almost 1,500 below projected numbers

Sarah Kuteh

NMC lifts restriction on Christian nurse dismissed after discussing faith with patients

Nurse Sarah Kuteh accepts she 'went too far' by giving a patient her Bible, spokesperson said

Agency staff

Agency staff stats reveal ‘unsustainable’ shortage in the NHS, says RCN

Figures ‘expose the untenable short-staffing crisis across the NHS’

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...


Helping displaced Rohingya children in a refugee camp

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

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

childrens_respiratory_and eczema_nurses

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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