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IT survey reveals mismatch between what community nurses want and what they have

With one in three community nurses still using paper-based systems, more needs to be done to...

Robot wards: RCN congress discusses the future of AI technology in health and social...

With the use of robotics advancing into healthcare, what ramifications are there for staff...

End of life care being compromised by lack of nurse training, exclusive survey reveals

Poor discharge planning and lack of funding identified by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie...

Directors of nursing should be involved in tackling NHS waste management problems, say...

RCN report on NHS England waste management reveals huge disparity in cost of processing waste

The problems in nurse retention: understaffed, underachieving and underpaid

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS...

Strategy

Have your say on building the NHS workforce

Health Education England is consulting on draft proposals to cope with increasing demand and...

Evidence and Practice

Critical preparation and readiness to support future change

Critical preparation and readiness to support future change

The challenging nature of change is well documented and adequate preparation before...

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent care services in a primary care setting

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent...

GPs’ workload has increased significantly in recent years affecting their ability to provide...

Encouraging reflection in professional learning

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional...

Non-technical skills required to recognise and escalate patient deterioration in acute hospital settings

Non-technical skills required to recognise and escalate patient deterioration in acute...

Recognising patient deterioration is a vital nursing role. Observation based on vital signs...

Wellbeing

What keeps nurses happy? Implications for workforce well-being strategies

Aim The aim of this article is to present selected findings from a doctoral study on the...

Satisfaction

Enhancing nurse satisfaction: an exploration of specialty nurse shortage in a region of...

Aim This article offers nurse managers guidance on analysing, managing and addressing a...

Revalidation

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Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...

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Reflective writing

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?

Reflective writing

How Bupa created an infrastructure to support revalidation

Paul Edwards and colleagues explain how Bupa created an infrastructure for nurse leaders to...

Reflective practice

Revalidation and reflective practice

Alison Finch explores how reflection is an important aspect of the re-registration process...

Features

Turning data into useful knowledge to improve patient care

Making decisions based on poor data, a concept known as ‘garbage in, garbage out’,...

Nursing needs to embrace digital ways of working and forget tech prejudices

NHS Digital chief nurse on harnessing 'big data'...

Data protection in the NHS: what new regulation means for you

Senior nurses are being urged to see the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a...

Embracing the benefits of agile working

How one community tissue viability service is thriving from its foundation trust's cost-...

Building the role of the clinical property adviser in a new healthcare setting

Instead of buying in the services of a healthcare planner, NHS Grampian developed the role...

Apprenticeships: what you need to know

Angelo Varetto from Skills for Health answers some frequently asked questions about...

Opinion

Integration

Nurses are central to the integration of health and social care

The RCN is ensuring that the nursing voice is heard during the ongoing integration of health...

A stethoscope spread across a book of graphs in front of a computer keyboard

Nurses in the United States must understand the business side of healthcare

Health and business are inextricably linked and nurses are in a prime position to take...

Three nurses undergoing training by a fourth nurse

Education standards offer the potential for radical change

Standards will put skills development and mentorship at the heart of pre-registration nurse...

Careers

Amerlia Greenwood-blott

'A good nurse leader never forgets why they became a nurse'...

Amelia Greenwood-Blott, regional clinical lead nurse at Local Care Force nursing agency,...

Anne Kasey

‘Always go for your goals’

Care home manager Anne Kasey talks about nurturing new members of staff and why it is a...

Karen Wilson

'We all have to work together'...

Karen Wilson talks about her new role as director of nursing, midwifery and allied health...

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