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How nurses can plant the seeds of civility

Healthcare organisations can be likened to an aspen grove, in which a single seedling can...

Vantage point: time to give visitors open access

Visiting times need to be managed but there should be fewer restrictions on when patients...

Weighty problem: how we can help staff and colleagues stay healthy

C3 Collaborating for Health has published resources to reduce obesity in the healthcare...

Opportunity for black and minority ethnic nurses to showcase their achievements

Community matron Dena Ross, joint winner of the Nursing Older People category at the RCNi...

What kind of leader do we want in nursing?

Leadership can be an art; finding the balance of the ability to lead and devlivering...

The essentials of compassionate care

When we practise transpersonal care, we demonstrate our love for our patients and colleagues.

International outlook: Time to rethink the English language test for overseas nurses

Changes to what evidence English-speaking nurses from outside the UK need to provide are...

Why we need an improvement resource for the district nursing service

Independent charity the Queen's Nursing Institute has been working towards providing a safer...
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Resilience is vital for nursing leaders

Staff must be able to adapt quickly to rising demand for healthcare services

Hunt's student nurse fund leaves more questions than answers...

Who will spend the money? My response to the news that significant investment is being made...

The ‘mental health crisis’ in young people: real or contrived?

'A yawning generation gap has appeared in British society.'

Moving from accountability to ownership

Learning the difference between management favourite, accountability, and ownership can make...

Vantage point: strengthening the school nursing workforce

Nationally, the number of school nurses has been declining, but the need for new services to...

Take charge and change our healthcare system

Nurses know how unwelcoming the unknown can be but it can be somewhere the profession...

Vantage point: Don’t always be a bystander

Why intervening in difficult situations can make a difference to patients and staff.

Compassion is a vital element of care

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has developed a compassionate leadership programme...

Narrowing the range of responsibilities

The University of Birmingham's Yvonne Sawbridge asks if there is a case for chief nurses to...

Delivering person-centred care at home

Negotiating patients' needs and adapting to their lifestyles can often be a challenge when...

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