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Health secretary Matt Hancock speaks from podium

Health secretary Hancock raises smiles over how ‘50,000 more nurses’ pledge is viewed

Minister was speaking at launch of Florence Nightingale Foundation academy

Image of sepsis

Sepsis now a bigger killer than cancer, study suggests

Analysis of global data reveals 11 million sepsis-related deaths in 2017

Tyspane care home in north Devon

Nursing home manager struck off for failing to act on abuse claims

NMC sanctions three former staff at Devon care home for patient neglect

RCNi Nurse Awards info

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020: deadline for nominations extended

Individuals and teams now have until 7 February to nominate themselves or a colleague

RCN Northern Ireland director, Pat Cullen, with striking members on a picket line in Belfast

Nurses’ strikes suspended: RCN and Unison to consult members on pay and staffing deal

Unions suspend industrial action after securing offer in crunch talks with health minister

Picture shows a young woman looking at a screen. Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey.

Share your stories of working on nursing’s front line

Nurses are urged to share stories of front-line care delivery in an RCN survey

Evidence and Practice

How to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

How to undertake intravenous infusion calculations

Understand the role of the nurse in reducing medication errors

Communication

Optimising professional communication with patients

How practical methods of listening and speaking can improve patients’ outcomes and experience

Conservative management of patients with end-stage kidney disease

Conservative management of patients with end-stage kidney disease

A palliative approach that focuses on maintaining quality of life and advance care planning

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

Features

Accelerate director of education Karen Staines and wound care specialist Gabriela Kom, with a patient

The nurse-led chronic wounds service where lower limbs are the highest priority

Centre leader’s impassioned case for how every nurse can transform leg ulcer care

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale: Why the founder of modern nursing is still important

Nursing Standard takes an interactive look at Florence Nightingale's legacy

nurse sits beside a woman who is sitting in an armchair, holding a cup and saucer.They smile at each other

Where nursing and social care meet: how care home internships inspire nursing students

Be inspired by this praised project to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

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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

Opinion

woman lies on sofa under blanket, glancing at tablets and a glass of water of the coffee table next to her

Sickness reviews and your rights: don’t be alarmed if you’re asked to explain time off

Advice on nurses’ rights when employers trigger investigations into sickness absence

nurse's hands hold up sign saying 'help wanted'

People can see there are nurse shortages – and they expect the government to act

Politicians need to listen to what the public is telling them about the NHS

Readers’ panel: Is nursing being held back by outdated public perceptions?

A recent survey found that public perceptions of nursing are putting people off joining the profession

Students

Family planning

The compassionate care given in abortion clinics is what nursing is all about

Marie Stopes UK says placements can help nursing students understand non-judgemental care

Making the most of placements

Ten tips to help students make the most of placements

Clinical placements are a valuable part of nursing students' training

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

Careers

illustration shows two women sitting face to face over a desk in an interview situation

Values-based nurse recruitment: what you need to know to shine at your job interview

Tips for showing you’re the right fit for an organisation – and it’s the right place for you

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

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

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