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RCN advertising campaign will target the public in a bid to secure a safe nurse staffing law in England

Safe nurse staffing campaign: RCN takes its fight to the public

College appeals for the public’s support in its bid to secure a safe staffing law in England

Scottish parliament building

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

NMC report on whistleblowing

NMC receives 34 whistleblowing disclosures in 2018/19

Report reveals how the nurse regulator dealt with whistleblowers' concerns

Irish nurses picketing outside Cork University Hospital

Irish nurses will be ‘prime targets’ for UK recruiters post-Brexit, union says

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

Florence Nightingale Museum director David Green, left, with Emma Hixson, a performer, in the museum's new family corner

Nightingale Museum’s new exhibit aims to inspire next generation of nurses

Interactive family corner asks young visitors ‘could you become a Nightingale Nurse?’

Magnet hospitals could improve recruitment and retention of nurses. Picture: Alamy

EU funds €4 million programme for hospitals to achieve Magnet status

US model would improve nurse to patient ratios and focus on interdisciplinary relationships

Evidence and Practice

The right fit

Establishing an advanced care academy and its role in advanced practitioner development

Advanced clinical practice roles help fill gaps in care provision and improve consistency

Shared governance

Interprofessional shared governance and relationship-based care

Implementation and lessons learned from a US project carried out over eight years

Objective structured clinical exam: how clinical nurse educators can support internationally educated nurses

Objective structured clinical exam: how clinical nurse educators can support...

Internationally educated nurses (IENs) require robust teaching programmes to support them...

Nurses+QI=better hospital performance? A critical review of the literature

Nurses+QI=better hospital performance? A critical review of the literature

NHS regulators, such as NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission, promote staff...

Development of assertive communication skills in nursing preceptorship programmes: a qualitative insight from newly qualified nurses

Development of assertive communication skills in nursing preceptorship programmes

A qualitative insight from newly qualified nurses

Technology combined with expert, relationship-based care

Technology combined with expert, relationship-based care

Using technology to engage with patients can be as valuable as face-to-face interaction

Features

Mental health conditions gave now overtaken musculoskeletal complaints as the number one reason for sickness absence among nurses.

Nurses open up about their mental health problems

Mental ill health is now the top reason for NHS sickness absence – but there is good news

Picture shows Ian Hall, an advanced nurse practitioner at NHS Orkney, in his car at an island harbour. Regional academies for advanced care practitioner roles in Scotland are striving to improve consistency. Picture: QNIS

Applying national standards to advanced clinical practice

Regional academies for ACP roles in Scotland are striving to improve consistency

Nurse managers urged to be active in promoting environmental sustainability

The RCN is lobbying healthcare providers to adopt strategies on environmental sustainability

Team offers intensive support to enable service-users to live independently

Rehabilitation by award-winning team enables people with mental illness to live at home

Taurai Matare RCN Nurse of the Year 2019

Rapid triage: award-winning action plan slashes four-hour target breaches

How an emergency nurse practitioner team transformed an under-pressure eye casualty service

Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Opinion

Illustration in rainbow colours of a crowd of people in silhouette. Paul Edwards, director of clinical services for Dementia UK, says healthcare systems such as the dementia diagnostic pathway must be flexible in adapting to people’s deeply held beliefs

Treatment pathways must take account of cultural beliefs

Clinical systems must reflect the diverse range of beliefs that people hold

Apps and smartphones can help nurses at work

How one care provider is embedding technology to make services more efficient

Rowan Procter on digital technology and launching her trust's new instant-communications app

Careers

Illustration showing integrated health and social care systems

Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

Sue Houston

Head of nursing at a neurological rehabilitation specialist service provider

Developing leadership skills has always been a priority for Sue Houston

Risq Animasaun

Senior staff nurse on a general psychiatric, female-only ward

I have an instinctive desire to provide care and support to people, says Risq Animasaun

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