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


When trust is lost, no one wins

What can we learn from the Alfie Evans case at Alder Hey Children's Hospital?


Time to really prepare the NHS for winter

While some people might not accept the NHS is in a crisis, it is hard to deny the increasing...

Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate...


Are children's nurses fit for the future? I think so...

Delegates came from across the UK to attend the Children’s Nursing: Fit for the Future?...


Presumed consent to organ donation could be accepted UK-wide

Organ donation except where the person or family opts out has already been accepted in Wales.


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...

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

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...

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Emma Cowen: Making the transition from student to mentor

Being assigned a student to mentor gives Emma Cowen cause to reflect on how much she has...

Expert advice

independent schools

Medicines management: I am considering working in a boarding school. Do you have any...

Nurses in independent schools have huge medicines management responsibilities, but this can...


Building Continuing Bonds

Book review: Building continuing bonds for grieving and bereaved children

Director of care Helen Bennett reviews Building continuing bonds for grieving and bereaved...

Breaking Free

Book review: Breaking Free

Senior lecturer in children’s nursing John Thain reviews Breaking Free: Help for survivors...

Paediatrics at a Glance

Book review: Paediatrics at a Glance

Paediatric staff nurse Michelle Murray reviews Paediatrics at a Glance

The Dance of Nurture

Book review: The Dance of Nurture: Negotiating Infant Feeding

Lecturer in maternal and child health Elizabeth Sheeba reviews The Dance of Nurture:...

It Gets Easier book cover

Book review: It Gets Easier: Surviving Twins During Their First Year

Pre-registration nursing senior lecturer Helen Ayo-Ajayi reviews It Gets Easier: Surviving...

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Book review: Calming Your Anxious Child

Psychotherapist and lecturer Colin Hughes reviews Calming Your Anxious Child

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Rachel Black: Turning up the volume on children’s palliative care

This week is Children’s Hospice Week. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice director of care Rachel...

Nurse writing therapeutic poem

Poems in nursing

The benefits of scribbling a short poem

Prioritise safety & quality over accessibility

Readers' panel: Should service planners always prioritise safety and quality over...

NHS England has told three major hospitals – in London, Manchester and Leicester – to stop...

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