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Sign for NHS Fife premises with blue sky and partial street scene in background. Hospital in NHS at centre of patient information breach

Hospital intruder who posed as an agency nurse gave patient care and stole documentation

Security breach is a lesson for all healthcare organisations, said privacy watchdog

Photo of Norma Newcombe celebrating her retirement with colleague Sharon Swift

Britain’s oldest nurse retires at 81 after 65-year career

School nurse Norma Newcombe says she feels ‘humbled and proud’ to have worked in the NHS

Photo of Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, who features in story about shortage of sickle cell nurses

Chronic shortage of sickle cell nurses putting patients at risk

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu calls for action to increase nurse numbers in specialty

Nurses on strike outside Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

New anti-strike code of practice approved by MPs, despite human rights concerns

Government anti-strike measures called ‘a brazen attack on the right to strike’

Two nurses look at a laptop screen together amid the bustle of a ward around them

UK-trained nurse numbers hits record high but red-list recruitment remains a concern

NMC records a rise of almost 20,000 registrants in six months

Scene at a busy hospital with medics engaged in various tasks as a trolley with a patient on it is pushed past

Rise in nurses hits 50,000 target but too many posts still unfilled, say critics

‘Political target’ met but nurses still having to care for too many patients, says RCN

Evidence and Practice

Leadership skills for the multi-tiered nursing team

Leadership skills for the new multi-tiered nursing team

Enhance your knowledge of the roles of nursing associate and assistant practitioner

Recognising and managing migraine

Recognising and managing migraine

Identify migraine triggers, ‘red flag’ symptoms and various management strategies

Understanding the use of oxygen delivery devices

Understanding the use of oxygen delivery devices

Enhance your knowledge of the physiology of gas exchange and using different types of device

Preventing and recognising skin tears using a standardised approach

Preventing and recognising skin tears

Best practice recommendations on risk assessment and prevention

Undertaking a neurological assessment

Undertaking a neurological assessment

Refresh your knowledge of the use of neurological assessment tools

Prescribing medicines in people with renal impairment

Prescribing medicines in people with renal impairment

Learn more about pharmacokinetics and the importance of dose adjustment


Advanced nurse practitioner Susie Lagrata, who left her home and family in the Philippines at the age of 23, and has forged a successful career in the UK

Settling in as an international nurse: ‘what I left behind to work in the UK’

Leaving her family behind was heartbreaking for nurse Susie Lagrata, but she has no regrets

Care for transgender people: how to create positive, inclusive experiences

The steps you can take to tackle health inequalities faced by trans people


Patient’s Choice award winners: The district nursing team that transformed my life

Janette Connor nominated the team for their holistic, compassionate care

Protect your well-being: how to stay calm when the world feels chaotic

Ways to maintain your focus and balance in the face of relentless grim news

Julie Roye, RCN Nurse of the Year 2023

RCN Nurse of the Year 2023: ‘We empower patients with choice’

Julie Roye’s determination to break down health inequalities has had an impressive impact

Famous names in praise of nurses – ‘the country should value them more’

Nursing Live speaker poet Michael Rosen among celebrities to express their admiration



New NHS uniforms won’t please everyone, but will they help you stand out from the crowd?

Nationally colour-coded designs have yet to win universal praise inside the profession

Heart attack stereotypes: would you recognise signs and symptoms, especially in women?

Listen to what your patient is telling you because we’re not always a textbook case

Patient’s clinical negligence complaint left me broken and isolated by misplaced shame

Accusation blighted my life – but here’s how I survived, and you could too


What is ChatGPT and can I use it to help with an assignment?

Students need to be AI-literate, but must use the technology with caution

Student hardship funds: what am I entitled to and how can I apply?

The support available if you find yourself struggling to make ends meet

Community project placement: what will I learn and how do I get one?

These non-clinical placements help develop students’ understanding of health inequalities


Moving from NHS to social care nursing: what are the benefits?

The career opportunities you may not have considered, including for newly registered staff

Midlife financial review: do I need one, and how do I do it?

Tips for nurses on NHS pensions, planning for future need and seeking financial advice

Palliative care: what’s involved and could it be the role for you?

Besides managing symptoms, nurses offer emotional, spiritual and psychological support