Family and clinicians with patient

Pain management among improvements needed in end of life care – Marie Curie study

Honest communication between clinicians and families essential, say researchers

Voting on pay rise

Vote now on the NHS pay deal

Six-week online poll opens to accept or reject deal

Emilia Clarke (centre) on set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Healthcare assistant performing an ECG on a patient

Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

Nursing home hopes to entice nurse recruits with offer of a holiday and car

A nursing home in Scarborough is trying to attract nurses by offering a car and a holiday in...

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

Evidence and Practice


Infection prevention and control challenges of using a therapeutic robot

This work was part of a National Institute for Health Research participatory action research...

Skin tears

Recognising and managing age-related dermatoporosis and skin tears

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

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,...

How do I improve delirium care for older surgical patients?

A serious condition with poor outcomes, delirium is best prevented by early identification...

Oral health

Developing an integrated resource to promote oral health in nursing homes

Public health is the responsibility of every nurse and nursing practice should adopt a life...


Recognition and clinical management of sepsis in frail older people

Sepsis is a common condition caused by the body’s immune and coagulation systems being ‘...


Practice-related feedback: Giving people with dementia a voice on visiting hours

Improving access for carers of patients with dementia meant staff nurse and PhD student Liz...

Care assistant made a difficult time better for our family

Jenny Lamb says care home deputy manager Jenni Duxbury showed exceptional care and...


Respiratory nurse gave our family the confidence to use essential equipment

Deputy sister Lucy Pinner's compassion and expertise helped enhance the care of Margaret...

Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...


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...

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...

‘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...

Improving social isolation and mental well-being through intergenerational music...

In a bid to improve residents' health and well-being, one care home in Oxfordshire holds...


Tackling malnutrition in older people

The number of older people being admitted to hospital with malnutrition has increased...


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...

Pushing the boat out for patients at the end of life

Respecting patients' decisions at the end of life can make all the difference in care, as...

Chelsea pensioners

We could all do more to combat loneliness

Nurses are well placed to help those in their care to access support for loneliness



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...


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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