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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...

Nurse managers have a vital role in the future success of social care

The government's promised social care measures will need strong nurse leadership and joined-...

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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

Telling it how it is: senior nurses voice concerns in RCNi survey

Nearly half of senior nursing workforce concerned for safe staffing on the front line

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Pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change contracts outside NHS

NHS pay deal to be extended to nurses employed by arm’s-length providers

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EXCLUSIVE: The short staffing that is threatening patient safety across the UK

Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey results add weight to case for safe staffing law

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

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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...

Using the Care Excellence Framework to benchmark and improve patient care

Using the Care Excellence Framework to benchmark and improve patient care

Quality is complex and difficult to define, and institutions and organisations often have...

Features

‘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

Opinion

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

Digital health

Nurses: agents of change for digital developments in clinical settings

Why it's important for staff to join the NHS Digital Academy leadership programme...

Return to work

Meeting the challenges of returning to practice

Return to nursing can seem daunting, but the core values of the profession are unchanged

Careers

60 seconds with Macmillan director of nursing Barry Quinn

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

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

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

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‘Nursing is one of the best and most rewarding jobs’

Tissue viability nurse consultant Julie Tyrer explains why her patients’ reactions make her...

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