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Picture of Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Deborah Sturdy, who will pass on expert advice to England’s chief nurse from front-line care home nurses to help influence policy and best practice.

Chief nurse appoints first ever national adviser on care home nursing

Deborah Sturdy will pass on advice from front-line nurses to set policy and best practice

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking to nurses during a visit to the East Midlands and East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in October 2019, before the government promised to boost NHS nursing numbers by 50,000

Leaked NHS email highlights flaws in nurse retention plan

Government’s pledge for 50,000 more nurses rests on ‘weak’ proposals on retention

Coronavirus illustration

Coronavirus: community nurses begin training to carry out home testing

Concern about how district and primary care staff will find the time for extra home visits

Construction site

Poor funding for mental health trusts is jeopardising patient safety – NHS Providers

Survey of trusts in England finds inadequate investment to maintain and upgrade buildings

NMC headquarters in London

Abolish the NMC: MP hits out at decision not to strike off ‘bullying’ nurse director

Helen Lockett was suspended for failing to report risks to patient safety

UK border passport control

Immigration plans will ‘close the door’ to vital healthcare staff – RCN

College says new policy will shut out ‘lower-paid support workers and care assistants’

Evidence and Practice

Quality of work life and work-family conflict: a cross-sectional study among nurses in teaching hospitals

Quality of work life and work-family conflict: a cross-sectional study among nurses in...

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Exploring the influence of the nursing and medical professions on policy and politics

Exploring the influence of the nursing and medical professions on policy and politics

Nursing Now and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, offer new opportunities

Implementing a quality improvement programme in a locality mental health service

How quality improvement programmes can be implemented successfully in your clinical area

Menopause

How nurse leaders can support staff going through the menopause

The value of a workplace culture that supports women experiencing menopausal symptoms

Supporting staff who are second victims after adverse healthcare events

Supporting staff who are second victims after adverse healthcare events

It is important to be aware of the effects of adverse events on second victims

Open access
Development of a hospital early warning score to end ‘escalation fatigue’

Development of a hospital early warning score to end ‘escalation fatigue’

Antrim Area HEWS has advanced the Northern Irish trust’s management of site-level pressure

Features

Illustration of staff giving feedback

Patient feedback is vital to service and care quality improvements

NIHR review says senior nurses need more time to consider patient feedback

Leadership: how the QNI is helping community nurses develop their skills

Two cohorts of nurses have successfully completed the QNI’s leadership programme since 2017

Taurai Matare, ophthalmology matron at Whipps Cross Hospital in London, and RCN Nurse of the Year 2019, meets prime minister Boris Johnson

RCN Nurse of the Year: ‘I had no idea how far this award would take me’

Taurai Matare on her first 100 days in the role – and her one-to-one with the prime minister

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

Opinion

Vector image of overlapping speech bubbles connected with a jigsaw piece. To mark International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, members of our editorial advisory team reflect on nursing and advice for aspiring leaders. This article is by Matthew Hodson.

‘Learn from the leadership qualities of your nursing role model’

A nurse leader must influence with authenticity and have a shared vision, says Matthew Hodson

Vector image of three human figures with protective hands below them. To mark the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, members of our editorial advisory team reflect on nursing and advice for aspiring leaders. This article is by Barry Quinn.

‘Caring is the essence and reality of nursing’

Leadership means how we advocate for nursing, act and treat others, says Barry Quinn

Vector image of a female speaking at a podium in front of an audience. To mark the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, members of our editorial advisory team reflect on nursing and advice for aspiring leaders. This article is by Alison James.

‘I hope all students realise their potential for leading excellent nursing care’

Writing and developing research are powerful ways of sharing good practice, says Alison James

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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