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A worker gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall, as deliveries of personal protective equipment are being increased, with millions of masks and gloves have already delivered to front-line staff

Billions of PPE items on order as NHS prepares for second wave of COVID-19

Four-month stockpiles of personal protective equipment will be in place from November

Cygnet Yew Trees hospital

NMC investigates allegations of patient abuse at mental health hospital

Regulator reviews concerns at Cygnet Yew Trees in Essex amid staff suspensions and dismissals

Woman sits slumped in bed, head in hands. Fatigue is among the symptoms of long-COVID

Long-COVID: nurses struggling to recover from coronavirus need support of employers

Call for research into COVID-19’s long-lasting effects among nursing staff

Picture of a smartphone screen showing the RCN app Starting Out

RCN launches phone app for students and newly qualified nurses

Starting Out app offers learning resources, career and financial advice and counselling

Picture shows a young woman sitting on a sofa looking pensive

NHS figures reveal April peak in nurse sickness absence due to COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and depression also accounted for one quarter of absences in May

Newly qualified nurses joining the NHS workforce in England

Nurse numbers in England up by more than 14,000, according to NHS data

University admissions figures also show record numbers accepting a place to study nursing

Evidence and Practice

Care of patients undergoing the removal of an indwelling urinary catheter

Care of patients undergoing the removal of an indwelling urinary catheter

Know the associated complications and how these can be prevented and managed

Understanding the elements of a holistic wound assessment

Understanding the elements of a holistic wound assessment

Enhance your awareness of factors that affect wound healing and management

Early diagnosis and effective management of sepsis

Learn about prompt early treatment using care bundles such as the ‘sepsis six’

Open access
An enduring legacy: contributions of Royal College of Nursing fellows to nursing science

An enduring legacy: contributions of Royal College of Nursing fellows to nursing science

How RCN fellows have contributed to advancing the profession

Artificial hydration at the end of life: balancing benefits and risks in the absence of conclusive evidence

Artificial hydration at the end of life: balancing benefits and risks

Explore the central questions in the absence of conclusive evidence

Using the SSKIN care bundle to prevent pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit

Learn about risk assessment tools and how to use the five-step care bundle


Diversity in nursing: why it’s time to think neurodiversity

How a nurse network aims to help staff thrive and make workplaces more ‘autism-friendly’

Clinical trials: what does a research nurse do?

Roles that can change patient’s lives, from study coordinator to supporting participants

Sexual harassment against nurses: what to do if you or your colleagues are affected

New RCN guidance aims to empower nurses to recognise and report it

COVID-19 ‘surge’ training: helping nurses provide compassionate end of life care

Redeployed staff learn about communication skills and their roles as witness bearers

Skilled professionals or NHS ‘heroes’: has public perception of nursing really changed?

An enhanced profile is one thing, but better pay and support requires a fundamental shift

Childbirth, menopause, ageing and stress incontinence: dispelling the myths

How nurses can explain that pads are not the answer and need not be inevitable


Student placements: we need to ‘feed’ our future nurses to build them up

Why does nurses’ famed kindness not always extend to each other, or those in training?


Long-COVID, a term that is all too apt as we plan for our pandemic winter

Nurses must get the safeguards they deserve as they prepare for a second wave of infections

Why nurse managers need to start saying ‘yes’ to flexible working

Even small changes to staff working patterns can improve care and retain nurses


From care assistant to registered nurse: taking the foundation course route

Two students’ experiences of juggling a nursing course and placements with a care home role

Student nurse Ricky Baker

What to do if you are struggling academically

Student nurse Ricky Baker shares his journey and offers advice on what to do if you are struggling academically

Isolation and COVID-19: what I learned from my placement at a mental health hub

A nursing student saw first-hand the need for early interventions in mental healthcare


Why every nurse should embrace the potential of digital technology

Information management is fundamental to nursing, which is why computers are a powerful ally


Nursing careers and jobs fair: RCNi’s events go virtual

Find your dream job or attend a CPD-accredited seminar - all without leaving home

Agency nurses: why we need to challenge outdated stereotypes

How the right support and training can make the most of this vital healthcare workforce