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Agenda for Change pay rise made care recruitment difficult, council chiefs say

More needed to improve social care workforce challenges on a national level

Care home sex

Care home providers should develop policies to support sexual expression for residents

College publishes revised guidelines to offer support and education for staff

Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

Bronagh Scott

RCN appoints interim director of nursing policy and practice

Bronagh Scott will join the college in December for six months

Scottish nursing students

Scotland creates 283 new places for nursing and midwifery students

Boost to bursary and extra places strengthen Scotland's bid to improve nurse recruitment

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

Evidence and Practice

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...

Adv_Care_planning

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

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...

How can critical thinking make me a better nurse?

Critical thinking can help nurses provide excellent care and improve patient well-being

Features

Care home staff with resident

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

Providing care for people with dementia alongside other long-term conditions

Part two in our research series: supporting carers responsible for people with dementia

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

Opinion

The Care Certificate: a step in the right direction?

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

How to inform service users quickly in dementia care

Nurses and people with dementia can work together to conduct research that informs services

pensive woman

Dementia care: why cultural competence is so important

Cultural context helps nurses understand attitudes to dementia and BME people’s care needs

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

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

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

'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

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