Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

Leadership programme

Leadership programme aims to enhance nurse research and innovation

Senior nurses and midwives can apply to improve their professions’ influence

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Nurses’ role 'more significant than that of doctors’ when spreading good practice...

Study by Warwick Business School reveals benefits of nurses in ‘hybrid’ leadership positions

Winter pressures: how will the health service cope this time round?

With winter looming, pressure builds for Matt Hancock to turn around the past two years of...


Many older hospital patients with dementia cannot communicate pain, suggests study

Researchers examined relationship between pain and delirium

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NHS pay deal: RCN pledges independent review over confusion

Petition submitted to RCN amid anger over how some members say it promoted NHS pay deal

Evidence and Practice

How can critical thinking make me a better nurse?

Critical thinking can help nurses provide excellent care and improve patient well-being

Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

Student-led simulation: preparing students for leadership

It is vital to prepare nurses to become informed leaders with the required knowledge and...


Effects of ambulatory emergency care on organisational and patient outcomes

The aim of ambulatory emergency care (AEC) is to provide patients with ambulatory care‑...

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing professional development

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults training: assessing the effect of continuing...

Aim This article provides an insight into the effect of safeguarding of vulnerable adults...

Results of cross-faculty ‘capstone’ assessments involving nursing and performing arts students

Results of cross-faculty ‘capstone’ assessments involving nursing and performing arts...

This article describes how ‘capstone’ assessments were created to provide two different...

A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living locally

A novel solution to the nursing workforce crisis: recruitment of overseas nurses living...

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has recruited nurses from overseas from within and...


‘How I turned a demoralised group into a strong, diverse team’

Sandra Bennett’s leadership unlocked the potential of a struggling multicultural team

Providing care for people with dementia alongside other long-term conditions

Part two in our research series: supporting carers responsible for people with dementia

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RCNi’s new digital resource will support nurses in making clinical decisions

Interactive tool offers fast point-of-care access to guidance and best-practice information

How training could improve the way HCAs relate to older people

A research review shows the importance of good relationships for clinical outcomes

Lisa Rodrigues on depression

I was depressed and anxious - and running a mental health trust

Lisa Rodrigues hopes talking about her anxiety will help leaders struggling to cope

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What could the UK learn from adult social care in Japan?

An ageing population and shrinking workforce forced Japan to rethink how it funds care



CQC inspections may achieve few tangible benefits

A study of how CQC inspections influence healthcare performance has startling insights

How senior nurses can help fight antimicrobial resistance

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

Social healthcare

Adapting overseas models of health and social care to the UK: what could work?

Providing help funded through long-term care insurance may be part of the answer


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‘Never let anyone force you into lowering your values as a nurse’

Nursing support director Paul Jebb on the importance of role modelling

60 seconds with Macmillan director of nursing Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn talks about his career in cancer and palliative care and the lessons learned


‘Remember why you came into nursing and what difference you make’

Chief nurse and director of quality Allison Cannon explains what inspires her