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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...

Online advice for breastfeeding mums now includes Alexa voice service

Complementing support from healthcare professionals and breastfeeding specialists,...

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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...

Kerry Nolan

Hospital saved my life when I was born prematurely, now I want to give something back

After being born 26 weeks early, Kerry Nolan was treated at the NHS trust where she now works

Yvonne Coghill: Why you should nominate a colleague for an RCNi Award

Too few nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds receive awards for their efforts,...

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January is nearing its end but the winter NHS crisis continues

Government statements about the state of the NHS are misleading: operations are being...

Susan Aitkenhead: National framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff will ensure...

Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) puts a new emphasis on measuring improvement. With the...

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Why the nursing associate programme should be field specific

Nursing children and young people requires specific skills that nursing associates...

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Opportunity for black and minority ethnic nurses to showcase their achievements

Community matron Dena Ross, joint winner of the Nursing Older People category at the RCNi...

Reflecting on progress in a swan-like manner

Ten months into her first qualified role, staff nurse Emma Cowen reflects on feelings and...

We should reconsider use of ready-made formulas for long-term tube feeding in children

Research on the diversity of gut microbiome raises questions about how we feed children who...

Starting out: the lessons that should have been learned

Four years ago, the government published the Francis report, but as winter looms the lessons...

Empowering looked after children and young people to take control of their health

How one former care leaver is trying to help children and young people in similar situations...

Feeling the benefits of a clinical internship

How a clinical internship can help you become an instigator of change in clinical practice.

Dangers of a gluten-free diet for children who do not have coeliac disease

'Going gluten free' is a phrase heard often in the 21st century, but a study defined by the...

Starting out: keeping the scales balanced

Rising from a 32-hour week to a 34-hour week seems insignificant, but for a newly qualified...

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