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Two of the Nike shoes for nurses

Nike launches a range of shoes to support nurses during long shifts

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’

The Welsh Labour party political broadcast featured an actor dressed as a nurse

Welsh Labour withdraws political broadcast that features an actor playing a nurse

Parties must clarify use of actors if the audience could be ‘misled’ by their appearance

Jean Higgins presents a bouquet to the then Princess Elizabeth, now the Queen at a film premiere

Tributes paid to a proud pioneer of agency nursing

Jean Higgins ran an early nurse recruitment agency set up for the benefit of the NHS

Jean Saunders

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year named

Inspirational leader Jean Saunders praised for improving healthcare access for asylum seekers

Andrea Sutcliffe

Adult social care nursing: NMC chief champions ‘disregarded and undermined’ staff

Andrea Sutcliffe says they display a high level of knowledge, skills and competence

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Nurses in Northern Ireland announce Christmas strike date

Walkout will be the first in RCN history – as Unison members plan industrial action too

Evidence and Practice

Exploring the fundamental aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery nurse’s role

Exploring the fundamental aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery nurse’s role

Familiarise yourself with the main aspects of this role

Embedding spiritual care into everyday nursing practice

Embedding spiritual care into everyday nursing practice

Learn techniques that can enhance patients’ spiritual well-being

How to care for patients undergoing paracentesis for the drainage of ascites

The nurse’s role in monitoring the patient and administering treatment

Supporting patients to make lifestyle behaviour changes

Supporting patients to make lifestyle behaviour changes

Enhance your knowledge of the benefits of health promotion and preventing ill health

Role of the nurse consultant in infection prevention and control

Role of the nurse consultant in infection prevention and control

Read how they develop evidence-based practice and motivate and inspire staff

Understanding the role of chaplains in supporting patients and healthcare staff

Understanding the role of chaplains in supporting patients and healthcare staff

Discover why chaplains might provide a more generic and less religious service in the future

Features

Illustration highlighting the elements involved in day-to-day management of diabetes

Empowering inpatients with diabetes: how to improve safety and reduce errors

Enabling self-administration of insulin recognises patients as experts in their own care

man and woman snuggle on sofa, smiling and drinking wine

NHS over-40s health check: how nurses can make it bigger and better

It was never just for the worried well, but now a major revamp will extend its reach

The trust's acute stroke team has turned the service's performance round since 2014

How advanced training turned around our stroke care service

The advanced nurse practitioner programme was the key to better, more timely patient care

Participants in a fellowship programme at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The trust devised the programme to attract nurses and encourage them to stay.

How to attract and retain brilliant nurses

A trust has devised a fellowship to boost the careers of talented staff

Picture of a hospital corridor where a medic is comforting a young woman. By walking in the shoes of carers whose loved ones are dying, teams of nurses are finding ways to improve support offered by their hospitals.

End of life care: finding out what matters to the families and carers of dying patients

The programme that helps nurses see care through the eyes of patients’ loved ones

Asking staff what they think about their workplace can have benefits for morale and patient care

What matters to nurses: does your organisation know?

One trust dared to open a conversation with staff – and faced some uncomfortable truths

Opinion

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Who gets paid what in the NHS?

Who are the best-paid workers in the NHS? And who gets left underpaid and overworked?

Apologising when things go wrong is part of providing compassionate patient care

How to say sorry to patients and their families

Apologising when things go wrong is part of compassionate care – but you have to get it right

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Students

Woman undertaking maths calculation on a chalkboard

What to do if you’re struggling with maths

Numerical calculations are part of everyday nursing. Here's how to improve your skills

Adult nursing degree that embraces the blurred boundaries of physical and mental health

University of Exeter’s new programme represents a significant shift in nurse education

illustration of nurse in almost perfect reflection

The death of a patient may trigger complex emotions, but you can learn to manage them

How to ensure self-care while doing your best for patients and families at the end of life

Careers

illustration show figure behind three masks graded by size

Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

Rose Webster

Why registered nurses should consider a PhD

A doctorate can help to develop skills, as well as being academically satisfying

RCNi Nursing and cAreers Jobs Fair sessions help attendees identify their next career move

How to take charge of your nursing career

Identifying your strengths and passions will help you navigate a career path that suits you

Jobs