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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

Career ladder

A career ladder that general practice nurses can climb

New leadership and training opportunities are opening up for primary care nurses

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

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

Connette Pahed

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

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

staffdecisions

Shared governance: giving staff more power over patient care

Collective leadership is gaining traction in the NHS, says King's Fund expert

Mentoring

Professional standards: successful implementation requires leadership at all levels

New Nursing and Midwifery Council standards aimed at improving care through high-quality, safe education and training

Derek Barron

My role in the review of forensic mental health services

Chair of the review Derek Barron talks to Mental Health Practice

Escalation of youth violence piles pressure on care providers

Violence epidemic is placing new demands on healthcare staff beyond the clinical

The benefits of being a peer reviewer

Four of our reviewers discuss the rewards of encouraging others to publish with RCNi 

Nursing associates: how employers can make the most of the new role

Workforce decisions need to be made about how nursing associates fit into the wider...

Tenacity, passion and visible leadership are vital in older people’s care

This article in our careers series profiles an assistant director of nursing who wants staff...

Improving communication and palliative care at times of clinical uncertainty in...

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that aims to encourage nurse leaders to...

Always Events: what health services should do every time

Defining what should happen each time users come into contact with health services

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

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