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Nursing Awards 2021

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: find out who is on the shortlist

Our finalists showcase the best of nursing and the profession’s response to COVID-19

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock

Hancock accused of failing to credit nurses in vaccine rollout

Contribution of general practice nurses, rather than GPs, ‘should be made explicit’

Hospital parking fine: nurse ‘absolutely disillusioned’ about possible court action

Deborah Das parked on a grass verge but says she can never find a parking space at her trust

Learning disability nurse

Urgent investment needed as learning disability nurse numbers stall

Dire shortage in England's NHS could be putting patients’ lives at risk, RCN says

Hundreds of nurses who called charity helpline during pandemic had attempted suicide

Laura Hyde Foundation produces suicide prevention resource amid ‘mental health pandemic’

Picture shows two women dressed in smart scrubs

Nursing uniform in England could be standardised next summer

Consultation shows majority of nurses back a common NHS uniform – with one clear favourite

Evidence and Practice

Understanding the issues experienced by older people undergoing emergency surgery

Understanding the issues experienced by older people undergoing emergency surgery

Outcomes for older patients are suboptimal when compared with younger people

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care

Appropriate nursing care to prevent, improve and heal pressure ulcers

Reimagining care homes: can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

Can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

The pandemic has brought the challenges experienced by care homes to the forefront

Nursing students’ experiences of, and socialisation in, dementia care in the acute hospital setting

Nursing students’ experiences of dementia care in the acute hospital setting

Students need to be socialised in dementia care earlier during undergraduate nurse education

How can further deconditioning be prevented in older people after COVID-19?

Nurses can help counter the physical and cognitive decline of older people

Improving medicine concordance

Improving medicine concordance in a patient with Parkinson’s and dementia: a case study

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition and can lead to Parkinson’s dementia

Features

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they’re inevitable

Falls should be seen as shocking, rather than normal hospital events

Older people’s nurses and mental health: strategies to cope and support colleagues

The pandemic has been tough, but there are ways to help maintain well-being

Opinion

Could coronavirus vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Mandatory vaccination and the rights of individuals and employers

How to spot the ‘soft signs’ of deterioration in older people attending the ED

Neal Aplin warns against over-reliance on the National Early Warning Score

Sharps injuries: what nurses need to know about the risks

Training is needed to reduce avoidable injuries and minimise infection risks

Students

Nursing associates: how to turn challenges into learning opportunities

COVID-19 shaped so much of my training – and for the better, I hope

When clinical placements don’t meet students’ learning needs

How a frailty service refined its programme and the benefits for students and supervisors

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Careers

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

Lloyds Pharmacy nurse

Acute care in the community: why it’s rich in career opportunities

Homecare is an acute nursing environment with a diverse range of roles at all levels

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

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