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NHS Improvement guidance calls for consistent approach to pressure ulcer definition and...

Guidance calls for the 72-hour rule for pressure ulcers to be scrapped

Old View of Nurses

Matt Hancock draws fire for claiming some nurses stand up when a doctor enters the room

Nursing community takes to social media to accuse health secretary of ‘spouting rubbish’

Ruth May

‘If we don’t fill vacancies we can’t begin to take on other challenges’

Nursing shortage is profession’s most pressing issue, England CNO Ruth May tells summit

NHS nursing leaders

New nursing leaders announced for NHS in England

Chief nursing officer Ruth May says senior team can ‘deliver on our commitments’

Northern Ireland pay rise leaves some nurses worse off

Increased pension contributions mean backdated award leads to lower take-home pay for some

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CPD funding: I promise budget cuts will be reversed, says head of NHS England

Simon Stevens tells chief nurse’s summit funding will be restored over next five years

Evidence and Practice

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?

Cognitive decline has been associated with and accepted as a consequence of ageing. Diets...

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

Background Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all healthcare workers (HCWs) to...

How healthcare professionals in acute settings construct identities for people with dementia

How healthcare professionals in acute settings construct identities for people with...

Background Healthcare professionals working in acute settings lack education and training in...

Quality of life

Understanding quality of life and well-being for people living with advanced dementia

Aim To investigate the quality of life (QoL) and well-being of people living with advanced...

Ethical practice in dementia care

Ethical practice in dementia care

This article draws on a range of case study examples from dementia care and explains how...

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Japan has the most aged population in the world. Not only do people live longer in Japan,...

Features

Intermediate care

Intermediate care: a stepping stone from hospital to community

How a multidisciplinary service is tackling the costly problem of delayed discharge

How nursing associates aim to add value to older people's care ...

The nursing associate role has opened up a new career pathway for Claire Stott and Laura...

Advance care planning system helps ensure people’s end of life wishes are met

Patients' digitally recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare professionals...

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

Older LGBT people find a welcome at the rainbow café

How nurses can support people facing memory loss, isolation and the fear of discrimination?

Delivering personalised and coordinated end of life care

A ward sister discusses how to provide the best end of life care for patients

Opinion

Carer with care home resident

Why care workers are such a valuable resource

The chief executive of NACAS on how members can work with nurses to provide better care

Cover: Advance Care Planning in End of Life, 2nd ed

Book review: Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Consultant nurse for older people Nicky Hayes reviews this publication on end of life care

Older person

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

Students

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

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

A good death

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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‘I would add a seventh C: the ability to remain calm’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins describes the qualities needed in her job

Hugh Masters

Forget any myths about nursing careers in dementia care – we’re at the cutting edge

Hugh Masters on why care of people with dementia is at the forefront of nursing innovation

My job: 'Nursing is not a job, it’s a calling'...

Nursing home team leader Paula McCafferty on quelling patient anxiety with staff interaction

Jobs