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Picture shows a bundle of Scottish banknotes tied up in ribbon

Nurses in Scotland to receive £500 COVID-19 bonus

Thank you payment is separate from pay negotiations, with RCN Scotland seeking 12.5% rise

Three nurses dance their way to the Strictly NHS final

NHS charity ballroom competition announces its 12 finalists

Valerie Bednar with (inset) a prototype of the face mask she is helping to develop

Made-to-measure face masks: nurse working on prototype for healthcare staff

Universities helping to create reusable mask based on a scan of the user’s face

RCN disputes government claim to be on target for 50,000 more nurses in the NHS

Data shows rise of 14,813 nurses on last year, but also 36,655 FTE nursing vacancies

RCN to launch review of how it is governed, after members’ vote

Two resolutions passed at extraordinary general meeting over disrupted presidential election

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NMC acknowledges ‘uncomfortable truths’ on race equality in report

Regulator calls in consultants over career opportunities and pay gap for BAME employees

Evidence and Practice

Using virtual care interventions to provide person-centred care to hospitalised older people with dementia

Using virtual care interventions for hospitalised older people with dementia

Using iPads can help patients connect with family and take part in person-centred activities

My research study improves patient care – how can I share it?

Tips and rules for successfully sharing your research at a conference or professional meeting

Sexually speaking: person-centred conversations with people living with a dementia

Sexually speaking: person-centred conversations with people living with a dementia

Why you should read this article: • To understand the importance of supporting the sexuality...

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

Features

How nurses can help to rehabilitate care home residents after COVID-19

Nurses can use their skills to unlock the potential for rehabilitation of older people in...

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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

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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