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Care homes as centres of learning

Care England's honorary nursing adviser Deborah Sturdy talks about a pilot scheme which will...

The ‘perfect’ death

By using advance directives, nurses can help to initiate conversations between patients and...

Registrants’ guide to revalidation

Beverley Marriott explains why nurses and midwives should not feel too anxious about...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...
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A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

Inspirational lessons in frailty

Frailty in older patients is an important issue that we all need to be aware of in light of...

Surviving seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Nickola Amin suggests a way to survive seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Care at the end of life

Susan Martin outlines the challenges involved in advance care planning for care home...

The meningitis B vaccine shouldn’t depend on a parent’s finances

Why I paid three times the recommended price to protect my daughter

Voices - The NMC is responsive to nurses’ ever-changing needs, says Janet Finch

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is committed to being a dynamic organisation that values...

Today's nurses should be proud of their graduate status...

Jennifer Hunt urges newly quaified nurses to be tall poppies, not shrinking violets

Voices - We must be honest about the NHS care we can expect, says Janet Davies

After years of campaigning for better training, regulation and opportunities for healthcare...

Happy Valentine's Day? Not for everyone...

Nurses should be extra vigilent around Valentine's Day to spot signs of possible domestic...

A proud LGBT history

In two weeks time, I will be giving a public lecture for LGBT History Month at an event in...

Prevent malnutrition in older people

Nurses should increase their understanding of how to prevent malnutrition in older people,...

I am learning how to deliver transformational care

Community matron Beverley Marriott blogs about why she wanted to take part in an older...

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