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Hospice care: ‘a unique opportunity’

Faith Slater on why she needs to use every skill she has to support families experiencing...

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Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

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Managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals

This is the fourth in a series of six articles that aim to encourage nurse leaders to...

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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

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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

UTIs in older people: the tool reducing unnecessary prescribing

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

‘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

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

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