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New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

RCN pay deal row: everything you need to know about the EGM

Your guide to the issues behind the motion of no confidence, and how RCN members can have...

Evidence and Practice

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Faecal incontinence is an impaired ability to control the passage of stool, often described...

Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

Early identification of frailty at the front door of the acute hospital is vital to allow...

Teaching students

Nursing students’ experiences of delivering dementia friends sessions to peers

Background Nursing students and registered nurses often feel underprepared for their roles...

How you can support an older patient experiencing anxiety and depression

How would I recognise if someone with dementia was experiencing anxiety or depression and...

Osteoporosis

Community clinicians’ views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication

Anecdotal and research evidence suggests that poor adherence and persistence with oral...

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

Ageism has numerous negative effects on the lives of older people, including their health...

Features

Helen Springthorpe talking to a patient

Admiral Nurse who plotted a course for dementia care in her local trust

After a 37-year nursing career, with 15 years spent as an Admiral Nurse, Helen Springthorpe...

How training could improve the way HCAs relate to older people

A research review shows the importance of good relationships for clinical outcomes

Could it be delirium?

A campaign to increase awareness of delirium urges swift action to prevent harm

The challenge of attracting students to older people's nursing

This feature in our careers series hears from a newly qualified nurse who is working with...

In the vanguard of teaching care home skills

The lead nurse for a care home vanguard discusses how to make training more widely available

Opinion

Male nurse

The stereotypes and gender barriers that stop men working in hospices

A hospice nurse is caring, empathetic, kind and wise… so why is our image of that person...

The day to remember in older people's care...

With all the celebratory days, pressure injury prevention day is one worthy of a calendar...

Beth Britton & her father

‘Mum and I were confused as to why Dad would be given morphine’

Gosport case causes dementia campaigner to reflect on her father's treatment...

Students

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

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

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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

'Give 100% to patients and have the most rewarding career'...

Clinical director of Pacific Care Janice Allan says working with older people enables nurses...

Jean Donaldson

'I love being able to influence the provision of quality care'...

Jean Donaldson emphasises the importance of respect and compassion

Chris Knifton

Teaching students to be knowledgeable and compassionate about dementia care

De Montfort University senior lecturer Chris Knifton on why dementia is an increasingly...

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