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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

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...

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

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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

Lighting up lives with pet therapy

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

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...

‘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...

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