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UTIs in older people: the tool reducing unnecessary prescribing

Nurses like Jo McEwen are taking a lead in antimicrobial stewardship, cutting antibiotic...

Jennifer Boyd

‘We work in the residents’ home, they don’t live where we work’

This feature in our series on career pathways explores advanced practice in care homes

Carer helping man put on dressing gown

Creating placement opportunities in care homes

Traditionally, universities have struggled to establish placements for nursing students in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

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...

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...

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Tackling malnutrition in older people

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

Using technology to improve end of life care

An electronic record-sharing system is helping to integrate care at the end of life

Making the right moves

Liaison psychiatry team lead Nicola Wood has significantly improved the hospital experience...

Dementia awareness series

Our dementia awareness series explores the needs of people with dementia by showcasing the...

Video case study: Comprehensive geriatric assessment in a community setting

The second video case study in our two-part series on frailty shows how using a nurse-led...

Video case study: Comprehensive geriatric assessment in an acute setting

The first video case study in our two-part series on frailty illustrates the value of a...

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