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Stormont

Not good enough: RCN’s verdict on pay offer to NHS nurses in Northern Ireland

College consults members on what they want to do now

Fund Our Future campaign

RCN poll reveals concern that lack of nurses compromises patient safety

Survey of UK public also finds more than half demand more funding for nursing students

Apprentices

Nursing apprenticeships: MPs move to inject momentum into stalling programme

Cross-party group wants a more flexible approach to funding and supernumerary status

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Nurse-led community-acquired pneumonia screening halves hospital mortality

Acute medical admissions model should be used to ease NHS winter pressures, say researchers

Maze

Access to older people's services is 'complicated and confusing', CQC...

Report suggests integration can improve services, but highlights navigation difficulties

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Nurses say they value hospital volunteers, but worry about the tasks they’re given

Survey is the first time NHS staff have been asked what they think of ward volunteers

Evidence and Practice

Why is future care planning so important for people living with frailty?

Why early conversations about end of life care are essential for people living with frailty

4AT assessment

Improving the identification of patients with delirium using the 4AT assessment

Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that all those working with older people will...

Older people with dementia

Challenges of implementing and embedding a programme to improve care for older people...

The authors took part in a national research project that evaluated an intervention to...

Skin health

Maintaining skin health in older people

Skin changes associated with age are inevitable. Ageing is associated with structural and...

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

This article explores the development of an ambulatory community service that demonstrates...

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How can advance care planning improve end of life care for nursing home residents?

How PEACE planning can guide nursing home staff and community nursing teams

Features

Hospice care: ‘a unique opportunity’

Faith Slater on why she needs to use every skill she has to support families experiencing...

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Angela Hall

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

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Managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals

This is the fourth in a series of six articles that aim to encourage nurse leaders to...

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Social care in crisis: your questions answered

Can the government come up with a solution that works for individuals, carers and staff?

Changing perceptions of careers in adult social care

This feature in our careers series profiles a clinical care supervisor who is changing...

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

Opinion

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grey skin visible through breaks in young skin

Bravo to author of article about ageism and its implications for nursing practice

Nursing student is a role model of inclusive attitudes and behaviours

Dementia

NHS CHC does not reflect the cultural needs of all people with dementia

We need to ensure people from BME backgrounds have equitable access to NHS Continuing...

The Care Certificate: a step in the right direction?

Care Certificate is a step on the right path for carer training, suggests report evaluation

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

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

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‘I love to see residents happy and content, and their relatives reassured’

Julie Newman, manager of Ivybank House care home, Falkirk, reflects on her career to date

'A sense of humour is a must in care of older people'...

Pablo Vilar on why there are more challenges ahead for care workers

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