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Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees they should receive no preferential treatment to work in UK after...

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Forensic mental health service users explain actions that trigger challenging behaviour

Positive behavioural support: unit's staff now more aware of service users' sensitivities

Watford General Hospital

Bedside test for viral infections could reduce unnecessary antibiotic use

Researchers say faster testing could enhance antimicrobial stewardship and ease bed pressures

Alan Simpson

Call for mental health nurses to publicise the specialty – or face extinction

Nursing academic urges staff to ‘make some noise and be more political’

RCN pay deal row: everything you need to know about the EGM

Your guide to the issues behind the motion of no confidence, and how RCN members can have...

Evidence and Practice

Investigating ward nurses’ responses to deteriorating patients

Investigating ward nurses’ responses to deteriorating patients

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the factors that can...

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care

Why you should read this article: » To enable you to recognise the signs and symptoms of...

Parkinsons disease

Parkinson’s disease: symptoms, treatment options and nursing care

Why you should read this article: » To understand your role in supporting and improving the...

Communication

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare

Why you should read this article: » To familiarise yourself with the new Nursing and...

Reflection on the development of the nurse consultant role

Reflection on the development of the nurse consultant role

Why you should read this article: » To understand the development of the nurse consultant...

Role of nurses in supporting antimicrobial stewardship

Role of nurses in supporting antimicrobial stewardship

Why you should read this article: » To improve your awareness of the effects of...

Revalidation

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Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

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...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 2

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the treatment and management of chronic...

Features

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When someone with dementia has delirium, they may well be in pain too

Assessing for delirium helps nurses spot and control patients’ unspoken pain

Using a grassroots approach to improve health in the Sikh population

A nursing lecturer is taking public health messages to the heart of the community

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Sepsis

Sepsis resource collection

Sepsis remains a significant cause of death – it is estimated that 44,000 people die from ‘...

How to inspire and innovate at work

With persistence and the right support, every nurse can turn a good idea into better care

‘Employers can’t assume that being culturally inclusive means they’re doing okay’

It takes more than embracing diversity to improve career opportunities for BME staff

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New technology needs to work for nurses

Helen Goodman explains her role as a chief nursing information officer

Opinion

Student attrition targets shift from unlikely to illusory

The student attrition rate is stuck but targets to improve it seem illusory

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NHS terminology is a craft in itself

Patients are often confused by the language we use in healthcare – and it's no wonder, says...

Brexit raises the risk of dangerous delays in the supply of medicines

Clarity is needed about how the supply of medicines might be affected by a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Students

Starting out

Tips for nursing students who are starting their studies

Nursing professor Jan Draper welcomes this year's cohort of nursing students

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned

BME students benefit from high achievers scheme

Initiative recognises that gifted students need support to reach their full potential

Careers

Don’t let upsetting remarks affect your focus

How to stay focused and avoid becoming upset by chance remarks or disagreements at work

Katie Baxter

60 seconds with nursing lecturer Katie Baxter

'Nursing can be hard, but the life skills and satisfaction you get back are priceless,' says...

Michele Lawrence

60 seconds with Public Health England nurse consultant Michele Lawrence

'Public health action in response to an outbreak has to be timely,' says Public Health...

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