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Maddison and Prince Harry

Schoolgirl impresses Duke and Duchess with ambition to become a mental health nurse

Prince Harry tells Maddison Ormond-Donnelly ‘you’ll be so proud of yourself’

Brexit deadline deferral

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

CPD learning

New CPD guidance is welcome in light of budget cuts, RCN says

Five principles aim to ‘develop knowledge, skills and competencies’ of staff

nurse at the bedside

Jobs guarantees for new nurses would cut agency spending – NHS England

But extent of nurse vacancies is tantamount to assured employment, says RCN

NHS pay deals

Pay deal ‘may help make up lost ground’ on recruitment and retention

RCN urges pay review body to back ‘robust’ approach to workforce data

Andrea Sutcliffe

New NMC chief executive: ‘I’m going to start by listening’

Education standards overhaul means Andrea Sutcliffe arrives at a key moment for nursing

Evidence and Practice

Open access
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...

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the symptoms, diagnosis...

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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Revalidation video

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

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

Asthma clinic empowers people with a learning disability

A nurse-led chest clinic is helping respiratory patients learn to manage their conditions

Yvonne Coghill

‘As BME people we need to put ourselves forward’

BME nurses’ achievements too often go unsung, but Yvonne Coghill is determined to change that

Opinion

Improving handover

The steps you can take to improve handovers

What to consider, who to engage and how to enhance communication with staff – and patients

Workforce: NHS plan is doomed unless staff shortage is solved

James Buchan likens the NHS Long Term Plan to an overly ambitious new year’s resolution

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BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Students

pronouns illustration

Listening to a trans patient’s concerns taught me so much about person-centred care

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

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

Food bank

Yes, it’s a big ask for nurses, but voluntary work makes personal and career sense

Giving up your free time may be a selfless act, but it’s good for your CV too

Jobs