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A healthcare worker wearing mask and protective gloves examines a patient

COVID-19: patient-facing healthcare workers face greater risk of hospital admission

The people they live with are also more vulnerable to the disease, Scottish study shows

Stroke specialist nurses should not be redeployed, says leading stroke nurse

Safety and outcomes of patients with stroke is optimised by specialist care, professor states

Nurse pay: RCN urges staff to lobby MPs for 12.5% wage rise

College steps up campaign to persuade chancellor to give fully funded pay increase

Hospital meals: nurses and patients to benefit from review

TV’s Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith sets out food safety plan for NHS trusts

Nurse research: ‘let’s make it a normal part of our role’

Nurses’ employers should give them time for research, Nightingale2020 conference told

Picture shows children being served a school meal

Nursing groups join free school meals campaign

RCN and others urge government to reverse decision over free meals during holidays

Evidence and Practice

How nurses can support the inclusion in research of older people who lack capacity to consent

How to support the inclusion in research of older people who lack capacity to consent

Support for nurses to ensure that older people who lack capacity can participate in research

COVID-19: the experiences of a frailty specialist community rapid response team

COVID-19: the experiences of a frailty specialist community rapid response team

Changes made to service delivery by a team caring for older people living with frailty

Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care

Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care

Evidence about leadership skills and competencies needed in advanced dementia care is scant

A survey of nurses involved in assessing the eligibility of older people for NHS continuing healthcare

A survey of nurses involved in assessing the eligibility of older people for NHS...

Why you should read this article: • To gain insight into the complexity of NHS continuing...

Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations of how healthcare workers speak to them

Dignity, well-being and identity: a qualitative study of older people’s interpretations...

Why you should read this article: • To understand how the way nurses speak to older people...

Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

Why you should read this article: • To acknowledge that the research base for meaningful...

Features

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

A nurse champion of oral care in community services

A palliative care nurse’s successful oral care initiative has been adapted by other teams

Healthcare projects on an overseas placement: how one student’s plan generated a team...

RCNi Nursing Student Award winner’s networking and persistence got a clinic up and running

Preventing hospital admissions and improving end of life care: a team approach

How the RCNi Nurse Awards Team of the Year integrates physical and mental health services

Dementia care: the nurse-led service that gets to the heart of what matters to carers

Admiral Nurse Kerry Lyons’ dementia support service is reducing inpatient stays and...

Opinion

Frail older man lying on bed. Older people with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the emergency department

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Successful nursing handovers: tips for every shift

Clear communication is critical. Here’s how to make the most of handovers

Keeping older patients active: undoing the adverse effects of lockdown

The challenge of addressing deconditioning, that unwelcome by-product of social distancing

Students

From care assistant to registered nurse: taking the foundation course route

Two students’ experiences of juggling a nursing course and placements with a care home role

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Phone project helps to ease the loneliness of lockdown

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

A nurse sits talking to a nursing home resident as he undertakes a craft activity

Dementia at the end of life: why every nursing student needs to learn about it

An Admiral Nurse explains how she uses hospice placements to deepen nursing students’ understanding

Careers

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

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Remote support for families during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: supporting people with dementia during the pandemic

How an Admiral nurse has adapted her role to help families cope during the crisis

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