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Hospital parking charges: Norfolk trust staff to protest against ‘swingeing hikes’

Health union warns it could ballot members on industrial action

‘Big Ideas’ awards offer bursaries for innovation in care

Awards of up to £3,000 open to healthcare professionals working on projects that benefit

Pay more tax or expect less from the NHS

Public will accept tax rises for NHS if their money is not wasted, says Jeremy Hunt

Scotland publishes new safe staffing bill

No minimum staffing ratio, but care providers must use workload and workforce planning tools

Flu vaccine

Flu jab: nurses lag behind doctors in uptake of seasonal vaccine

Healthcare workers at elevated risk of contracting flu

Chief nurse Jane Cummings to step down

England’s chief nurse Jane Cummings to step down after more than six years

Evidence and Practice

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

The community matron care homes team (CHT) was set up in Sandwell, West Midlands in 2011 to...

Prevention of contractures in older people living in long-term care settings

Joint contractures, or limitations in the full range of movement of joints, are common in...

Assessment and management of older patients with delirium in acute settings

Care of older patients with delirium in hospital

This article aims to assist nurses and nursing students to consider the presentation of...

A nurse discusses a care plan with an older woman

How can I provide person-centred care for older people living with frailty?

Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing and personalised care can help manage the...

Older people's nutrition

Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

A literature review found an association between increased falls risk and malnutrition,...

Skin tears

Recognising and managing age-related dermatoporosis and skin tears

Dermatoporosis is a chronic skin fragility syndrome, caused by age and environmental factors...

Features

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Molly the therapy dog

Lighting up lives with pet therapy

Nurse Sarah Wale explains how her border collie Molly helps people with dementia

Wendy Mashlan treating an elderly female patient

Helping older people access the best acute hospital care

The first feature in a series looking at career pathways in caring for older people looks at...

Nicky Hayes

‘Outstanding nurses work with older people across all settings’

Nicky Hayes explains why caring for the frailest older people can be immensely rewarding but...

‘Family carers are the bridge between people with dementia and the world’

Louise Hunt explores the progress made since the launch of John’s Campaign for the right of...

Framework for change: supporting you to drive improvement

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff is halfway...

Opinion

CPR or comfort measures: between a rock and a hard place

The Resuscitation Council (UK) states that less than 10% of people who have cardiopulmonary...

Why older people's oral health matters

Enabling older people to look after their teeth helps prevent serious disease and allows...

Are you ready to work alongside robots?

Robots are already being used in some UK healthcare settings, and the trend is set to...

Students

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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...

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student...

Careers

Michelle Duffy

'Pulmonary rehabilitation gives people confidence to get on with their lives'...

Recently made a Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, community...

Carol Miller

‘I was inspired by how patients and families coped’

Nurse specialist Carol Miller on working with Parkinson’s disease patients

Barbara Lawson

‘As nurses, we are always learning and developing’

Barbara Lawson, care home manager of Kincaid House in Greenock, Scotland, explains her...

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