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Neonatal intensive care

What price for better neonatal critical care services?

A new report on neonatal critical care proposes far-reaching changes to services

Fathers

Is children's healthcare back on the map or just for the summer?...

Involving fathers more in the care of their sick children is one issue that seems to be...

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

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When trust is lost, no one wins

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

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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...

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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...

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Mentor

Student voice: Mentors play a crucial role in nurse education

National Mentoring Day offers students opportunities to show their appreciation of mentors

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...

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...

Reviews

The_British_Betrayal_of_Childhood

Book review: The British Betrayal of Childhood

Nurse consultant Annette Dearmun reviews Sir Aynsley-Green’s personal examination of public...

Children and Young Peoples's Nursing Skills at a Glance

Book review: Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance

Senior lecturer Elizabeth Mills reviews this clinical decision-making skills textbook

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...

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hospice

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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