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RCN council elections: college announces winning candidates

Twelve positions around the UK were contested

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‘We’ll get this’ – trust’s promise to EU nurses facing a bill after Brexit

What Oxford University Hospitals is prepared to do to keep its EU staff

Homeless outreach

Hepatitis C: nurse-led clinic treats homeless drug users who have the virus

Scheme enlists patients’ peers to encourage engagement with service

Doctor inserting IV line

Doctors’ use of phrase ‘acting down’ offends nurses

Medical staff in survey were describing when they undertook nursing tasks

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Scottish government offers to reimburse settled status fees to EU nurses after Brexit

Supply of nursing staff from the European Union is a critical issue for Scotland – Sturgeon

NHS organisations must ‘axe the fax’ by 2020

Fax machines will be phased out to improve patient safety and cyber security

Evidence and Practice

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the symptoms, diagnosis...

Medicines management for people with dementia

Medicines management for people with dementia

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the pharmacological...

Role of peer support for people with a spinal cord injury

Role of peer support for people with a spinal cord injury

Why you should read this article: • To identify the physical and psychological challenges...

Use of acupuncture in the management of pain

Use of acupuncture in the management of pain

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that patients experiencing chronic pain may...

Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with acute illness

Safe and effective management of analgesics in patients presenting to hospital with...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise that people presenting to hospital for non-...

Diabetes mellitus

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

Why you should read this article: • To improve your knowledge of the causes, pathophysiology...

Revalidation

Revalidation: getting your practice-related feedback right

It’s an essential part of revalidation, but gaining feedback can seem daunting.

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Our short film explains the revalidation process

‘This special team gives so much to families dealing with self-harm and suicide’

A mum explains how the Brookside Adolescent Inpatient team gave hope to her transgender son

Nurse of the Year ‘makes you feel there is someone there for you’

A tribute to the RCN Nurse of the Year 2018, Angela Hall, by her patient the Rev Mark Bond

‘My dedicated nurses inspired me to join the profession’

Student nurse award winner recalls two nurses who cared for her as she recovered from sepsis

Features

Hospital patient in bed looking at iPad

‘We value your feedback’: what patient experience really tells us

The emphasis on feedback from service users is relatively new, but central to improving care

Ruth Miller with several colleagues sat round a table

The training programme giving all health teams the skills to manage diabetes

With diabetes on the rise, one nurse has created a practical, customisable ten-point approach

Patients’ spiritual needs: the conversations that can help

This vital, but often daunting, area of care starts with talking about what matters to people

Handovers

How to make handovers more effective

Rethinking communication during handovers can improve patient safety and reduce staff stress

Sara Lister

Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

The celebrated first world war nurses ‘all but forgotten’

Reviving the story of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, the most medalled women of the war

Opinion

A worried-looking man at a kitchen table with a woman standing next him.

The emotional toll of diabetes affects carers too

Those who provide mental health support also need it, says Diabetes UK’s Dan Howarth

Workforce: Irony of easing language test for overseas nurses

Barriers for non-EU nurses are falling to help solve a self-made shortage, says James Buchan

busy ward

The best way to deal with a shortage of nurses is to have more nurses

Researcher Peter Griffiths says his team’s findings on staffing are clear – but not obvious...

Students

A staff nurse tends to a patient on a respirator in a hospital bed.

Acute care is a great place to learn your craft

Starting your career on the front line of nursing can be rewarding, as well as challenging

Rachael Lambe and Ellen Soutter

‘We want to take the fear out of giving end of life care’

Two students have developed a training module to allay the concerns of first-years

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I completed my nursing degree and set my sights on London

Reece Doonan shares his experiences of making a big move for his first job after qualifying

Careers

Older woman looking unhappy in room with Christmas decorations

It could be lonely this Christmas

What can you do to help patients and colleagues who might feel isolated?

access to medical files

Why data and informatics are words to get excited about

Helping set standards for how information is used gives nurses a say in improving practice

Nurse with iPad talking to patient

Research offers a change of direction, rather than a change of profession

A new campaign aims to persuade nurses planning to leave the profession to consider research

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