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Sarah Wollaston

Suicide prevention: involving a patient’s family should be explored, MPs told

Committee hears that issues around information-sharing must be better understood by nurses

Agency staff

Wales safe staffing law plays key role in rising agency spend, report finds

Wales Audit Office also cites lack of NHS pay growth as contributing factor

Nurses coming from Western Australia to Grampian

NHS Grampian prepares to welcome Australian nursing graduates, thanks to NMC rule change

Newly qualified cohort will help the Scottish employer fill band 5 vacancies

nurse talks to a bereaved woman

Bereavement support led by senior nurses or doctors ‘gives loved ones closure’

Matron-led service resolved concerns that might otherwise have escalated to formal complaints

Sue Warner

‘Powerful duo’ will lead RCN council’s drive to reconnect with members

New chair Sue Warner says the year ahead ‘will be a challenging one’

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Why all nurses should ask patients who smoke whether they want to quit

Every nurse should be trained to support smoking cessation, says lung health task force

Evidence and Practice

Legal implications of pressure injuries: experience of a tissue viability nurse expert

Legal implications of pressure injuries: experience of a tissue viability nurse expert

Why you should read this article: • To understand the process of assessing tissue viability...

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Role of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

Role of nurses in supporting proactive deprescribing

Find out about the importance of proactive deprescribing

Preventing, identifying and treating hepatitis C

Preventing, identifying and treating hepatitis C

An overview of hepatitis C, how it is transmitted and available treatments

Care of the critically ill patient with a tracheostomy

Care of the critically ill patient with a tracheostomy

An update on equipment and care procedures for a patient with a tracheostomy

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

This article uses a case study to demonstrate the stages involved in clinical reasoning

Supporting the carers of people with dementia

Supporting the carers of people with dementia

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the physical and emotional...

Revalidation

Revalidation: getting your practice-related feedback right

It’s an essential part of revalidation, but gaining feedback can seem daunting.

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Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

‘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

Features

‘It’s time nursing had a marketing campaign – and we can help deliver it’

Universities have the expertise to promote all specialties, says Brian Webster-Henderson

LGBT staff in the workplace

The Stonewall effect: the positive difference an inclusive employer can make

Attitudes towards LGBT people have changed. Now health employers are catching up

Man uses an inhaler

COPD flare-ups: how to end the ‘gross overuse’ of antibiotics

Earlier and better patient education is needed to promote self-management

We’re helping hospital patients administer their own insulin

How a diabetes specialist nurse’s project is giving patients control and reducing waste

Can nursing degree apprenticeships deliver on their promise?

Despite a faltering start, they offer new opportunities for would-be nurses in England

Anne Marie Rafferty

‘Things are aligning on safe staffing – and that’s where I’ll start as RCN president’

Anne Marie Rafferty has a tough road ahead in her new role – but she has a plan

Opinion

IV therapy delivered to patient

Tailoring services improves the patient experience – and saves money

How nurses adapted an outpatient service to help people struggling to access daily IV therapy

Jersey pay dispute

Readers’ panel: Are nurses in Jersey right to hold out for pay parity?

RCN members in Jersey are seeking permission to ballot on industrial action over pay

Is it safe to prescribe both benzodiazepines and opiate analgesics?

A study highlights the need for care in prescribing for older people with Alzheimer’s

Students

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Listening to a trans patient’s concerns taught me so much

Lauren Johns reflects on how a patient enriched her understanding of caring for trans people

community nurse with a patient

It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

Mental health

What it takes to be a mental health nurse

A complex mix of skills is needed to put people in control of their situation

Careers

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Providing care throughout end of life, into bereavement and beyond

The Swan model of care offers comprehensive support at every stage, writes Fiona Murphy

woman works on her laptop

Doing a master’s proved to be a catalyst for promotion – despite my lack of a grand plan

Specialist nurse practitioner Helen Burke explains how continued study boosted her career

Community nurse and older person

Where can a career in older people’s care take me?

The options are wide and varied, with new roles in frailty, says specialist nurse Nicky Hayes

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