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Nurse filling in a staffing rota

Unpaid overtime and reliance on agency nurses in Wales must stop, RCN says

College briefs government with aim of informing its forthcoming workforce strategy

Candidates for UK prime minister Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

What do you want the new prime minister to do for nurses?

We need your views on what actions they should take to benefit the profession

Hand holds phone showing video of singing nurse Beth Porch at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Singing children’s nurse moves viewers to tears in Great Ormond Street video

Patient's mother praises nurse Beth Porch as hundreds respond to moving clip on Twitter

Houses of Parliament

Health and care services reaching tipping point, RCN warns

Nurses take their concerns over the NHS staffing crisis to parliament

Gll Hargreaves and Emma McGoldrick

Ambulance service appoints nurse ambassadors to promote profession to the public

North West Ambulance Service nurses will support colleagues’ career development too

C. difficile

Disinfectant fails to remove superbugs from hospital surgical gowns, study finds

Researchers find Clostridium difficile spores and advise robust infection control

Evidence and Practice

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

The age-associated changes that affect the skin, and what advice to give

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

How to identify and remove potential barriers to wound healing

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

Learn about treatment options and the importance of psychological support

Preventing foot complications in people with diabetes mellitus

Preventing foot complications in people with diabetes mellitus

Understand the causes, signs and symptoms, and how to assess foot health

Development of a tool to support managers in planning and evaluating staff training

Development of a tool to support managers in planning and evaluating staff training

How improving managers’ decision-making around training can enhance patient care

Developing cultural competence in caring for LGBTQI+ patients

Developing cultural competence in caring for LGBTQI+ patients

Healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex people

Features

Why the NHS can no longer afford to ignore the cracks in the ceiling

Why the NHS can no longer afford to ignore the cracks in the ceiling

Lack of investment in buildings and equipment has left nurses working in poor conditions

nurse on home visit to patient

Preventing readmission: the power of just one phone call or home visit from a nurse

Study found nurses’ timely post-discharge follow-up cut patients’ readmission risk

Neomi Bennett

Spotting patients’ need sparked my innovation

Nurse innovator Neomi Bennett explains how she developed her compression stockings idea

Alice Waddington, Emily Hesketh and Eve Kavanagh

Ensuring everyone has a voice: a communication tool for non-verbal patients

RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource

Govan Men's Shed

How a shed became a sanctuary for a community of men who felt ‘left behind’

Our 2019 Patient’s Choice Award winner created a haven for men facing social isolation

Free
Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Opinion

Multidisciplinary team meeting. Photo: Science Photo Library

Being diagnosed with cancer was like being let in on a secret

After being told she has a rare tumour, nurse Bethann Siviter turns to Google for answers

Stressed

Workforce: Lack of progress on nurse retention is frightening

Nurses leaving their jobs is a huge preventable cost

Pay cut

Is it ever acceptable to expect nurses to take a pay cut?

With bank staff at one trust facing a pay cut of up to 20%, our readers have their say

Students

Jessica Fichardo in Peru

Don’t underestimate the experience you’ll gain on a placement abroad

An elective placement in Peru challenged my perceptions of nursing practice – and myself

Simulation gives students a short-cut to confidence

Simulation of emergencies requiring clinical decisions is instilling confidence in students

document passes from one hand to the next

The importance of delivering a good handover

Laura Slim finds handovers nerve-wracking but is learning to be more confident

Careers

Neonatal nurse on premature baby unit. Services are facing a nurse staffing crisis

Neonatal care: why it’s a rewarding career, whatever your nursing background

Services for sick babies can offer opportunities for adult nurses keen for a fresh direction

executive balls with happy face and frowning faces

Resilience: the knack of bouncing back from the bad days

Sometimes you need to focus on what gives you the boost in confidence you need

Group of retirement-aged women. Photo: iStock

NHS Retirement Fellowship rebrands to boost awareness

The group for retired NHS workers is looking to expand its membership

Jobs