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A healthcare worker wearing mask and protective gloves examines a patient

COVID-19: patient-facing healthcare workers face greater risk of hospital admission

The people they live with are also more vulnerable to the disease, Scottish study shows

Stroke specialist nurses should not be redeployed, says leading stroke nurse

Safety and outcomes of patients with stroke is optimised by specialist care, professor states

Nurse pay: RCN urges staff to lobby MPs for 12.5% wage rise

College steps up campaign to persuade chancellor to give fully funded pay increase

Hospital meals: nurses and patients to benefit from review

TV’s Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith sets out food safety plan for NHS trusts

Nurse research: ‘let’s make it a normal part of our role’

Nurses’ employers should give them time for research, Nightingale2020 conference told

Picture shows children being served a school meal

Nursing groups join free school meals campaign

RCN and others urge government to reverse decision over free meals during holidays

Evidence and Practice


Management of haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock

Learn about their pathophysiology to ensure prompt recognition and treatment

Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare

Exploring the benefits and limitations of transactional leadership in healthcare

Why this leadership approach can help you meet short-term goals and complete tasks

Managing complications associated with the use of indwelling urinary catheters

Managing complications associated with the use of indwelling urinary catheters

Learn the common complications, and how to reduce their incidence or manage them

Understanding the importance of concepts of health

Understanding the importance of concepts of health

How patients’ perceptions of health can influence their attitude to self-care

Reflecting on nursing practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

A look at how COVID-19 has challenged nurses and resulted in new needs for reflection

Care of patients undergoing the removal of an indwelling urinary catheter

Care of patients undergoing the removal of an indwelling urinary catheter

Know the associated complications and how these can be prevented and managed


A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

How to switch off at the end of your shift

Advice and techniques to help you avoid taking work worries and concerns home with you

Coroner’s inquests: what you need to know if you are asked to give evidence

Inquests can be intimidating, but there are resources and support available that can help you

Acute kidney injury: the common condition that’s often overlooked

When nurses stay alert to AKI signs and hydration they can optimise patient outcomes

The street outreach nurses who bring on-the-spot care to people sleeping rough

Westminster Street Nurse project has opened up access to care for this hard-to-reach group

How a nursing support worker is making surgery a positive experience for patients

People with learning disabilities can expect a calmer and safer experience of surgery



End of life care in a pandemic: the emotional cost to nurses

I have seen first-hand how nurses rise to the challenge – but they must be offered support

Free school meals: nurses cannot remain silent on child food poverty

We see the impact a lack of food has on the poorest families

If only nurses were in charge of COVID-19 test and trace

Coronavirus testing system needs leaders who understand the needs of ordinary people


Virtual clinical placement: when practice-based learning goes online

COVID-19 may be halting clinical placements, but practice education can carry on

Amy Dopson

Preparing for a tutorial

Lecturer and registered nurse Amy Dopson offers advice on getting the most out of your tutorial

Laurence Drew

Preparing for an online teaching session

Lecturer and registered nurse Laurence Drew offers advice on preparing for an online teaching session


Higher-level learning: why flexible advanced education is good for services and staff

Nurses educated at advanced level have a transformational effect on services and patient care

When stress gets too much: how to take control of what threatens to overwhelm you

Find out where your tipping point is and learn to step away, even if only in your head

Why become an agency nurse when the stakes are so high?

As COVID-19 cases rise, the value of temporary staff has never been more obvious