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Help older patients by tackling overprescribing

Polypharmacy puts many older people at risk of serious side effects

Dementia Carers' Support Service carers and volunteers

Volunteers are transforming the care of people with dementia

The Dementia Carers’ Support Service helps carers draw on the experience of volunteers

DaisyMeakin and Loretta Peck

Dementia Carers’ Support Service was invaluable when I was caring for my dad

The service helped Loretta Peck care for her father – and prompted her to become a nurse

Care home staff and patients

How technology can improve residents' well-being

Four Seasons Health Care's Quality of Life programme collects and acts on feedback

Care home initiative reduces falls without curbing residents’ activities

Embracing positive risk has reduced falls and let residents pursue activities they enjoy

Derek Barron

My role in the review of forensic mental health services

Chair of the review Derek Barron talks to Mental Health Practice

Three decades of older people's nursing reflected in our pages

A dip into our archives, and the recollections of two former editors

NOP 30 years

Looking back at 30 years of older people’s nursing

Older people’s nurses remember three decades of challenges and developments in the specialty

Nursing older people with cancer

The final article in our series on how cancer affects different patient demographics

Intermediate care

Intermediate care: a stepping stone from hospital to community

How a multidisciplinary service is tackling the costly problem of delayed discharge

How nursing associates aim to add value to older people's care

The nursing associate role presents a new career pathway for Claire Stott and Laura Simmons

Advance care planning system helps ensure people’s end of life wishes are met

Recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare staff access and share information

Tenacity, passion and visible leadership are vital in older people’s care

This article in our careers series profiles an assistant director of nursing who wants staff...

Older LGBT people find a welcome at the rainbow café

How nurses can support people facing memory loss, isolation and the fear of discrimination?

Delivering personalised and coordinated end of life care

A ward sister discusses how to provide the best end of life care for patients

Hospice care: ‘a unique opportunity’

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

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...

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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