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Conservative party election win

RCN vows to hold Conservatives to account over campaign pledges for nurses

Newly-elected Conservatives urged to tackle nursing shortages and release funds for students

Lara Mehmet and Anna Jewitt

Roald Dahl charity launches its Christmas appeal

Money raised by the charity will be used to fund specialist children's nurses

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Uber to offer nurses discounted transport and food at Christmas

NHS staff can claim two trips or meals worth up to £10 each

Differing medical record systems between NHS trusts ‘risk the safety of patients’

Study in England reveals 21 systems that fail to share information effectively

collation of three ICN posters, each showing an image of a nurse with patients, behind the slogan 'Nursing the world to health'

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife ‘our chance to jump-start a new way to see nursing’

International Council of Nurses reveals how it will promote the profession

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Patient safety: over-reliance on temporary nurses heightens risk of ward deaths

Southampton study points to importance of overall make-up of staff

Evidence and Practice

Applying transformational leadership in nursing practice

Applying transformational leadership in nursing practice

Empower and motivate team members to deliver optimal nursing care

Assessing physical activity levels in people living with a stoma

Assessing physical activity levels in people living with a stoma

Read about interventions that can reduce barriers to exercise

Ensuring continuity of care for patients with diabetes mellitus

Ensuring continuity of care for patients with diabetes mellitus

Discover the risks and adverse events that can occur during patient transfer

Effective drain care and management in community settings

Effective drain care and management in community settings

Learn about the rationale for drain insertion and its associated complications

Differentiating between dementia, delirium and depression in older people

Differentiating between dementia, delirium and depression in older people

How to clinically assess, diagnose and treat patients

Improving the uptake of medical device training to promote patient safety

Improving the uptake of medical device training to promote patient safety

Understand how training days can improve competency and prevent adverse events

Features

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Top 10: The most popular articles of 2019

We look back at the most-read articles from the past 12 months

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Top 10: The most popular clinical articles of 2019

Leadership, communication and skin care feature in the most-read clinical content of the year

Diabetes distress is the term used to describe the emotional toll the condition and its management can have an an individual

Diabetes: why managing the condition is about so much more than blood sugar levels

People can find the emotional demands relentless, leading to diabetes distress or burnout

Sugar Buddies support group meet-ups include social outings, such as bowling or a coffee morning

Diabetes: what nurses can learn from peer support groups

Young, newly diagnosed adults value a positive approach that makes them feel less isolated

Picture shows two women in scrubs, the older one frowning at the younger one, who is looking at a folder. Being on the receiving end of incivility is always unpleasant but in a healthcare setting it can be dangerous.

Rudeness upsets colleagues and poses risk to patients

Incivility is always unpleasant but in a healthcare setting it can be dangerous

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Reinventing the Productive Ward: what nurses need from a quality improvement toolkit

Ten years ago the programme was all the rage, and now it’s set for an update

Opinion

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Bullying at work: we all know nursing is far from immune, but support is out there

Whether you’re being bullied, or witnessing it, the RCN’s Josephine Brady offers advice

two faces rendered as masks face each other, the same woman stands behind each. In one version of the woman, she is dressed as a nurse

When nurse and carer roles collide: the pressures of nursing a dying loved one

Delivering end of life care can change a family relationship

Shelina Begum, mother of Tafida Raqueeb, speaking outside court

Ethical nursing practice means being willing to show moral courage – despite the risks

Develop the confidence to have a say in complex decision-making

Students

Picture shows a scene from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A nurse is producing podcasts that aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice.

Nurse’s podcasts tell true story of life on mental health wards

Podcasts aim to dispel myths about mental illness, remove stigma and give patients a voice

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Nursing student award 2020 entries open

Boost your specialty and profile by entering the RCNi Nurse awards 2020

illustration shows woman juggling balls with pictures denoting different tasks, including childcare, money, reading and lectures

As a mature nursing student, I came close to giving up in my first term at uni

I now know juggling my studies, placements and family life is tough – but so worth it

Careers

Picture shows theatre nurse Marie Taniacao with the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Her course at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust will give her the skills to assist surgeons during robotic operations.

Harnessing the power of robotics allows me to retain the human touch

A theatre nurse reflects on how her high-tech role enhances patient contact

Nurses Emma Cuthbert and Chelsea Jackson from the oncology ward at Northampton General Hospital

What it’s like working as an oncology nurse

Joining a cancer ward can be daunting, but it allows you to work closely with patients

Illustration of a woman shouldering the burden of falling dominoes and struggling to cope with the weight

Handling change at work and avoiding overload

How to maintain emotional balance in a new nursing role or challenging transition

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