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District nursing and technology

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Nurse who taped agitated patient’s mouth shut gets a caution from the NMC

Regulator rules nurse still fit to practise, but caution stays on her record for four years

Nursing associate

Nursing associates: more than 1,000 now registered with NMC

Health Education England hails the ‘significant milestone’ that ‘strengthens patient care’

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: vote for who you think should be Patient’s Choice winner

Five inspiring finalists were nominated by grateful patients and families

Evidence and Practice

Communication

Effective communication with older people

Nurses can overcome communication barriers through thoughtful interventions

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

A critical analysis of the community matron service

Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education

Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education

The aim of this study was to explore the use of ROPE to examine ageist attitudes

A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London

A professional development programme for care home nurses in east London

How career progression programmes for care home nurses could be promoted

How do I recognise and treat pain appropriately in a person with dementia?

A tool to help staff manage pain in dementia care uses four simple steps

Development of a capability-based training programme for an advanced nurse practitioner

Development of a capability-based training programme for an advanced nurse practitioner

A capability-based training programme has the potential to support practitioners to develop

Features

Three decades of older people's nursing reflected in our pages

A dip into our archives, and the recollections of two former editors

NOP 30 years

Looking back at 30 years of older people’s nursing

Older people’s nurses remember three decades of challenges and developments in the specialty

Nursing older people with cancer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics

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 presents a new career pathway for Claire Stott and Laura Simmons

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

Recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare staff access and share information

Opinion

ROS bone health exercise

How to exercise safely with osteoporosis

The Royal Osteoporosis Society has issued guidance on the advice nurses should give

Dementa_support

How an enhanced care initiative has improved dementia services

Introduction of an enhanced nursing care team has reduced use of costly support staff

Listening to music

Audio players project helps stimulate people with dementia

People with dementia are using simple music players to access audiobooks and radio/TV

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

‘Don’t be too focused on the task at hand’

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

'Getting services right for people with frailty is a must'

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott wants an integrated health and social care...

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