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RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Childhood vaccination uptake continues ‘worrying’ downward trend

MMR coverage dropped for fourth consecutive year, figures show

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Charity demands protest-free zones around abortion clinics

Marie Stopes UK disappointed with government review that says ‘buffer zones’ are not needed

Yes to pay deal in Wales

NHS pay in Wales: health unions back three-year deal

Nurses will reach the top of their pay bands more quickly

EU nurses after Brexit

RCN welcomes report highlighting beneficial impact of EU staff on the health service

But college disagrees about preferential treatment to work in UK after Brexit

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Forensic mental health service users explain actions that trigger challenging behaviour

Positive behavioural support: unit's staff now more aware of service users' sensitivities

Evidence and Practice

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...

Investigating ward nurses’ responses to deteriorating patients

Investigating ward nurses’ responses to deteriorating patients

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the factors that can...

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care

Why you should read this article: » To enable you to recognise the signs and symptoms of...

Parkinsons disease

Parkinson’s disease: symptoms, treatment options and nursing care

Why you should read this article: » To understand your role in supporting and improving the...

Communication

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare

Why you should read this article: » To familiarise yourself with the new Nursing and...

Reflection on the development of the nurse consultant role

Reflection on the development of the nurse consultant role

Why you should read this article: » To understand the development of the nurse consultant...

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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...

Heart failure

Heart failure: part 2

A CPD article improved Anita Skinner’s knowledge of the treatment and management of chronic...

Features

The specialist care home making placements a priority

Opening its doors to more students has helped Hilltop House enhance learning and recruitment

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When someone with dementia has delirium, they may well be in pain too

Assessing for delirium helps nurses spot and control patients’ unspoken pain

Using a grassroots approach to improve health in the Sikh population

A nursing lecturer is taking public health messages to the heart of the community

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Sepsis

Sepsis resource collection

Sepsis remains a significant cause of death – it is estimated that 44,000 people die from ‘...

How to inspire and innovate at work

With persistence and the right support, every nurse can turn a good idea into better care

‘Employers can’t assume that being culturally inclusive means they’re doing okay’

It takes more than embracing diversity to improve career opportunities for BME staff

Opinion

Jane Bates: On the IT road to fairyland

Jane Bates fights back tears as she battles an NHS computer programme

How our youth-obsessed culture affects attitudes to ageing skin

Nurses can help to promote a more positive approach to skincare in older people

Student attrition targets shift from unlikely to illusory

The student attrition rate is stuck but targets to improve it seem illusory

Students

Katie Dutton holds the sepsis six card

Could it be sepsis? The question all nursing students should learn to ask

I'm on a mission to encourage nursing students to become sepsis champions

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What I learned about nursing care after developing sepsis myself

Nurses who looked after me while I was a nursing student were role models for patient-...

Starting out

Tips for nursing students who are starting their studies

Nursing professor Jan Draper welcomes this year's cohort of nursing students

Careers

60 seconds with sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy

Sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy talks about her work and her best lesson from nursing

Don’t let upsetting remarks affect your focus

How to stay focused and avoid becoming upset by chance remarks or disagreements at work

Katie Baxter

60 seconds with nursing lecturer Katie Baxter

'Nursing can be hard, but the life skills and satisfaction you get back are priceless,' says...

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