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Teaching patients to self-manage

It is important that nurses take every opportunity to help patients learn to manage their...

Sharing victory

Two nursing experts explain what makes a good leader.

Susan Williams - International outlook

The attack on the metro station at Maalbeek in March, in the heart of the European Union’s (...

Vantage point - Everyone’s a leader

I recently had the privilege of judging the finalists for the Leadership Award, part of the...

Listening to feedback

As the revalidation process makes clear, staff who are willing to discuss services with...

Full steam ahead for revalidation

Jackie Smith wants nursing leaders’ feedback on revalidation, the nurse associate role and...

Why research is vital

Marianne Ditomassi and colleagues describe the importance of research to patients, nurses...

Board’s eye view - Being in the moment

I have been reflecting on the annual NHS Staff Survey 2015 and the reportedly high...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...

A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

Inspirational lessons in frailty

Frailty in older patients is an important issue that we all need to be aware of in light of...

Matching skills with needs

Paul Labourne describes how demographic, economic and technological developments are...

Surviving seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Nickola Amin suggests a way to survive seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Susan Williams - International outlook

This year marks the RCN’s 100th anniversary and, in recognition of its commitment to the...

Managing generational and cultural differences among staff

Sally N Ellis Fletcher describes a framework for managing generational and cultural...

The meningitis B vaccine shouldn’t depend on a parent’s finances

Why I paid three times the recommended price to protect my daughter

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