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Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

Social care

Jeremy Hunt accused of broken promises for delaying social care green paper

NHS funding boost and need to revise spending plans given as reason for social care green...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

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Acute trusts lift visiting restrictions for carers of patients with dementia

Every acute hospital in England to ease visiting restrictions as part of John's Campaign

Evidence and Practice

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

A venous leg ulcer (VLU) is defined as the loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot in...

Suicide risk in informal carers of people living with dementia

Suicide risk in carers of people with dementia

With an ageing population comes an increasing risk of illnesses such as dementia and a...

Prevention of contractures in older people living in long-term care settings

Joint contractures, or limitations in the full range of movement of joints, are common in...

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

The community matron care homes team (CHT) was set up in Sandwell, West Midlands in 2011 to...

Assessment and management of older patients with delirium in acute settings

Care of older patients with delirium in hospital

This article aims to assist nurses and nursing students to consider the presentation of...

A nurse discusses a care plan with an older woman

How can I provide person-centred care for older people living with frailty?

Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing and personalised care can help manage the...

Features

UTIs in older people: the tool reducing unnecessary prescribing

Nurses like Jo McEwen are taking a lead in antimicrobial stewardship, cutting antibiotic

Jennifer Boyd

‘We work in the residents’ home, they don’t live where we work’

This feature in our series on career pathways explores advanced practice in care homes

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Creating placement opportunities in care homes

Traditionally, universities have struggled to establish placements for nursing students in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Molly the therapy dog

Lighting up lives with pet therapy

Nurse Sarah Wale explains how her border collie Molly helps people with dementia

Opinion

A nurse with a clipboard talks to an elderly patient in a hospital bed

Putting the care back into healthcare: What Matters to You?

A new campaign aims to make compassion central to the healthcare experiences of older people

Why dementia-friendly boroughs matter

The London borough community initiative that is exploring what a dementia-friendly borough...

CPR or comfort measures: between a rock and a hard place

The Resuscitation Council (UK) states that less than 10% of people who have cardiopulmonary...

Students

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older...

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It is an honour to give someone the ‘right’ death

Caring for a dying patient and providing last offices helped nursing student Tristan Crombie...

Lessons learned in a hospice

A placement at a hospice will inform this student's practice for the rest of his career...

Careers

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Maximising independence for people living with dementia

Belong villages chief operating officer Stacey McCann on supporting residents to live the...

Michelle Duffy

'Pulmonary rehabilitation gives people confidence to get on with their lives'...

Recently made a Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, community...

Barbara Lawson

‘As nurses, we are always learning and developing’

Barbara Lawson, care home manager of Kincaid House in Greenock, Scotland, explains her...

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