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Care Quality Commission issues investment warning about care home sector

Care home staffing crisis: CQC calls for urgent investment in pay and career pathways

Staff look to NHS and retail for better prospects as regulator warns of unmet care needs

Anticipatory prescribing: how to use it to improve care of patients at the end of life

Access to ‘just in case’ medications is fundamental to compassionate palliative care

Logo for the We are the NHS campaign

Front-line nurses to join NHS recruitment campaign

Nurses will share their experiences to support the We are the NHS campaign

Actor David Harewood, who says mental health clinical leadership should be more representative of the diverse populations it serves

Homeland star calls for more diversity in mental health leadership

David Harewood, who experienced psychosis in his 20s, says leaders must represent populations

Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease

one NHS trust is promising community nurse candidates their own driver

Job comes with a driver: great way to recruit community staff, or a waste of NHS money?

We don’t want to lose out on the best nurses just because they don’t drive, says trust

Evidence and Practice

Role of the nurse in patient blood management and treating anaemia

Role of the nurse in patient blood management and treating anaemia

Recognise the factors that can influence transfusion decisions and enhance patient safety

Understanding the importance of recognising, treating and preventing stroke

Understanding the importance of recognising, treating and preventing stroke

Refresh your knowledge of the risk factors for stroke, and its signs and symptoms

Role of the nurse in addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation on social media

Role of the nurse in addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation on social media

Learn strategies such as debunking and providing accurate, evidence-based information

Using health promotion to support healthy ageing

Using health promotion to support healthy ageing

How to provide targeted solutions that enable older people to live healthy lives

How to undertake effective mouth care and oral assessments

How to undertake effective mouth care and oral assessments

Learn ways to promote oral health and comfort, and prevent or treat disease

Role of emotional intelligence in effective nurse leadership

Role of emotional intelligence in effective nurse leadership

Practical activities leaders can undertake to develop their skills in this area

Features

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Nurse leadership: targeting stem cell donation and vaccine uptake in the Sikh community

How RCN Nurse Award winner Rohit Sagoo has improved outcomes and engagement

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Patient’s Choice 2021: posthumous award for tireless patient advocate and supporter

Inspirational nurse Paul Murray honoured by many for his dedication to patient care

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

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Orna Carey

Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’

Orna Carey was nominated for the Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient

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Jodie Heath

Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

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Paul Murray

Nurse nominated for posthumous award ‘made patients feel special’

Paul Murray received a record number of nominations for the Patient’s Choice award

Opinion

Mouth care at the end of life: how to provide safe and essential interventions

Oral hygiene is a crucial part of providing dignified end of life care

Patient consent or assent – what’s the difference?

Advice on gaining consent, and what to do if a patient lacks capacity

Overseas recruitment: far from ‘stupid’, but far from enough to cover staff shortfall

Health minister’s sound bite exposes inadequate planning of government recruitment promise

Students

I secured my dream role while still a second-year – tips on finding your first job

How I secured my first post-registration nurse role, and advice on how you can too

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The mental health campaign empowering young people to tell their stories

RCN Nursing Student Award winner’s campaign combines outreach and political action

Management placement: what’s involved and how to get the most out of it

Your final clinical placement is a chance to develop leadership and decision-making skills

Careers

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

What does a scrub nurse do – and could you be one?

Perioperative practitioners, or theatre nurses, work in anaesthetics, surgery or recovery

Menopause advanced nurse practitioner: my specialist role and how I got here

How to become an ANP in a specialty that requires a rich variety of knowledge and skills

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