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NICE guidance on vaginal mesh surgery

'Non-surgical options for urinary incontinence and prolapse must be exhausted first

Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

boys and girls dress up in nurse's uniform

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

Red dot campaign aims to get people talking about pressure ulcer prevention

NHS Improvement launches its winter campaign as part of #StopThePressure

nurse tries to stop multiple leaks

Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Family caregiver

Majority of carers of people with diabetes experience emotional problems, survey reveals

Carers of people with diabetes need greater levels of support from nurses, says Diabetes UK

Evidence and Practice

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...

Capturing patient experience

Capturing patient experience to improve healthcare services

Why you should read this article: • To understand how nurses can use patient experience data...

Health promotion

Exploring health promotion and health education in nursing

Why you should read this article: • To understand the differences between health promotion...

Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours

Supporting nurses to adopt healthy eating behaviours

Why you should read this article: • To improve your awareness of the link between healthy...

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Why you should read this article: • To understand the post-operative monitoring requirements...

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‘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

Legal responsibilities

Legal responsibilities

A CPD article improved Bernadette Parsons’ understanding of the legal standard of care...

Features

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

Military precision meets nursing care for older people

What it's like living and working at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to army veterans

Care home staff with resident

Social care in crisis: your questions answered

Can the government come up with a solution that works for individuals, carers and staff?

Flu jabs for asthma patients: 6 tips that can help save lives

How to explain the benefits of vaccination in reducing asthma attack risks

Opinion

lie detector

Jane Bates: telling someone they can’t see well enough to drive is not my favourite task

I'm glad driver eyesight – or lack of it – is now being taken seriously by traffic police

Older woman with a hearing aid

Jane Bates: Sound and vision can help with dementia

The sensory losses that can come with age have a big impact on mental health

A nurse typing on a computer keyboard

Jane Bates: We can’t go digital without funding

Matt Hancock’s ambition to put technology at the heart of the NHS will require investment

Students

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Winning at teamwork and time management: how a board game is helping nursing students

Two nurse teachers found a fun way to focus on the serious business of clinical priorities

What a career in research nursing can offer

Research is a part of the NHS remit but students have little exposure to it during training

How a pain specialist team changed the way I nurse

Caring for patients in severe pain revealed the importance of individualised attention

Careers

gift box

What to do if a grateful patient wants to give you a present

For nurses, accepting gifts – even if offered with the best of motives – is fraught with risk

As a manager, I’m still a nurse first and foremost

Chief executive Katie Fisher took a role outside the NHS ‘where I could make a difference’

Laura Carter-Penman

60 seconds with lead fertility nurse Laura Carter-Penman

The joys of balancing a leadership role with hands-on care

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