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Child who charmed royals helps open health centre

A schoolgirl who charmed Prince Harry and Meghan helps declare open a mental health centre

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Emilia Clarke

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Protected learning time

Nurses need protected time for training in learning disabilities and autism, says NMC

NMC issues response to ongoing government consultation on mandatory training

Ruth May opens Birch Centre

Workforce is priority, says England’s chief nurse after 100 days in post

Ruth May was speaking at launch of new children’s mental health centre

Diane, Pauline and Jean

With 130 years’ experience between them, three nurse leaders bow out

The colleagues look back at dramatic change over their long nursing careers

Evidence and Practice

Challenges and facilitators in providing effective end of life care in intensive care units

Challenges and facilitators in providing effective end of life care in ICUs

Learn how to enhance your practice in one of the fastest-growing healthcare specialties

Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership

This article explores four ‘leadership intelligences’ that can be adopted by nurses

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

Optimise your use of these items to reduce the risk of infection and preserve patient safety

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

Learn essential elements such as physical examination and clinical investigations

Role of the nurse in identifying and addressing health inequalities

Role of the nurse in identifying and addressing health inequalities

How addressing these inequalities can improve health outcomes for patients

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

Supporting patients with serious mental illness during physical health treatment

How to reduce potential barriers for these individuals when accessing services

Features

Andrea Sutcliffe

The NMC isn’t all about striking people off – there’s so much we can do to support care

New chief executive wants registrants going through FtP processes to be shown kindness

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance: how you can make a difference

Feeling daunted by the AMR crisis? Here's how your daily practice can help turn the tide

The continence team

Continence: why is such a serious issue so often overlooked?

A team of nurses is working to break the taboo around potentially life-threatening conditions

Illustration of reflective nurse

How to get the most out of reflective discussion

Reflection is more than a revalidation must-have – it can help you face challenges

illustration of nurse with multiple thought bubbles

Reflective practice: your questions answered

Practical advice to help you improve your practice and complete revalidation

Carolyn Fox with ward staff

How does your manager recognise excellent practice?

Chief nurse Carolyn Fox explains the power of celebrating what staff do well

Opinion

Should nurses have to report young people at risk of being caught up in knife crime?

A consultation could result in nurses being required to report young people at risk

Even handmaidens need handovers

No one should be expected to start a new post without a handover, says Jane Bates

training session

Workforce: If the NHS is serious about keeping its nurses, it should protect CPD budgets

Money for training is too often seen as a soft target when cuts are being made

Students

man and woman ballroom dance

A truly inspirational placement taught me about compassion and a love for life

I witnessed the kind of dedication I want to emulate in my own nursing career

night shift on a ward

Night shift survival guide: a nursing student shares her 9 top tips

Tried-and-tested tricks will help you not just cope, but make the most of working nights

Amy Fancourt

I’m more used to picketing, but now I’ll fight for nursing students inside the RCN

Amy Fancourt explains what drives her passion to represent fellow students on the RCN council

Careers

woman uses home dialysis machine

Seeing the independence that home dialysis gives patients makes our job worthwhile

A renal nurse explains the challenges and rewards of running a home haemodialysis service

identical nurses face each other

Be your own nurse: listen to what your body’s telling you and forget about guilt

Sometimes you’ve got to advocate for your own needs, for the sake of your health

person doing an colouring activity

Why nursing older people in an acute setting is a great way to develop your career

A senior nurse explains her hospital trust’s opportunities for band 5 staff

Jobs