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Violence towards paramedics

Paramedics to trial body cameras after 23% rise in physical assaults

Scheme involving 40 front-line staff seen as a ‘really positive measure’

Influenza vaccine

Commons committee says flu jab should be mandatory for certain nurses

Its report finds significant variation in uptake across England

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Fall in school nurse and health visitor numbers is a betrayal of children, says Labour

Government is turning a blind eye to role of early intervention, claims health shadow

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Growth of healthcare assistant numbers outstrips nurse recruitment, study finds

Figures prompt renewed call for mandatory safe staffing in England

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BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

Parking fees

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

Evidence and Practice

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case study

Why you should read this article: • To understand the post-operative monitoring requirements...

Enhancing the recruitment and retention of overseas nurses from Kerala, India

Enhancing the recruitment and retention of overseas nurses from Kerala, India

Why you should read this article: • To understand the challenges involved in the recruitment...

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

Why you should read this article: • To understand the effects of disease-related...

Recognising and managing delirium in patients receiving palliative and end of life care

Recognising and managing delirium in patients receiving palliative and end of life care

Why you should read this article: » To improve your awareness of the causes of delirium in...

Heel pressure ulcers

Preventing the development of heel pressure ulcers

Why you should read this article: » To improve your knowledge of the causes and risk factors...

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness

Why you should read this article: • To understand the needs of people who are experiencing...

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‘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

Legal responsibilities

Legal responsibilities

A CPD article improved Bernadette Parsons’ understanding of the legal standard of care...

Features

Nurse leadership is central to success of the new integrated care systems

Nurses need a seat at the table if they're to improve integration and outcomes

Grief has another dimension when your loved one donates their body to science

Calum Edge’s mother donated her body, inadvertently adding to his grief when she died

New to nursing – but determined to tackle gaps in care

The finalists in the student category of the RCNi Nurse Awards describe their impressive...

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

The human impact of a flu pandemic: what history can teach us

An exhibition on the devastating Spanish flu of 1918 underlines the value of vaccines

Banishing risk and shame: teaching patients to self-manage catheters

A project led by adult continence nurses is helping patients to manage their catheters

Opinion

Jane Bates: A rude reminder of my student self

Jane Bates recalls a surprising use for the tough loo rolls of yesteryear

Calorie labelling is welcome, but it won’t solve the obesity crisis

Compulsory labels can’t alone turn the tide, says RCN’s Helen Donovan

Time for a seismic shift in global healthcare

Investment in primary care is the change the world needs, says ICN director Howard Catton

Students

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Enabling a patient to go to the toilet with dignity is a key component of good care

A trip to outpatients revealed the indignity of an inaccessible toilet

Points to ponder when choosing your first job

Newly qualified nurses have more options regarding a career path and where they want to live

Nurses need to master the art of delegating

Nurses must develop the ability to know when and how to delegate

Careers

Lorraine O'Leary

60 seconds with oncology clinical nurse specialist Lorraine O’Leary

‘Every day I see how patients in cancer centres benefit from having a CNS’

60 seconds with surgical nurse practitioner Arniel Bautista Hernando

What I’ve learned in a career that has spanned London, Wales and the Philippines

Catherine Gamble, Elizabeth Park, Kiran Jnagal

The BAME leadership scheme that confounded sceptics and is boosting careers

Mental health trust took action to address the lack of diversity in senior nurse roles

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