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Preventing readmission: the power of just one phone call or home visit from a nurse

Study found nurses’ timely post-discharge follow-up cut patients’ readmission risk

Neomi Bennett

Spotting patients’ need sparked my innovation

Nurse innovator Neomi Bennett explains how she developed her compression stockings idea

Alice Waddington, Emily Hesketh and Eve Kavanagh

Ensuring everyone has a voice: a communication tool for non-verbal patients

RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource

Govan Men's Shed

How a shed became a sanctuary for a community of men who felt ‘left behind’

Our 2019 Patient’s Choice Award winner created a haven for men facing social isolation

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Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Taurai Matare RCN Nurse of the Year 2019

Rapid triage: award-winning action plan slashes four-hour target breaches

How an emergency nurse practitioner team transformed an under-pressure eye casualty service

Charlotte McArdle. Photo: PressEye

Managing healthcare without a government: it’s time to step up, says NI chief nurse

Charlotte McArdle wants nurses to take the lead in the transformation of health services

Is technology the next step in falls prevention?

Motion sensors are helping one dementia unit to prevent falls, reduce injuries and cut costs

Mental health conference

The mental health conference that felt more like a festival

Student-led conference on mental health nursing incorporated yoga, dance and social media

Charlie Gard protest

Social media: a useful tool for nurses that can become a weapon against them

Nurses can be targets of online abuse – with even fellow registrants going on the attack

speeding care in a 20mph zone

How nurses can ease families’ anguish in the aftermath of a car crash

A critical care sister explains how a shocking family tragedy gave her unique nursing insight

Addicted to pain killers

Opioid misuse: breaking the prescription addiction cycle

Help patients understand how opioids are making their pain worse, not better

The nurse-led innovation that cuts costs and workload while improving patient outcomes

Video and simulation training in IV self-administration allows faster inpatient discharge

‘We’re offering nurses the best deal in the UK’

Scotland’s health secretary is a former nurse who supports safe staffing legislation

The man who inspired Sherlock Holmes also deduced the value of well-trained nurses

New research from QNIS shows Joseph Bell’s role as an advocate for the profession

Focusing on a patient’s human rights will help you resolve ethical dilemmas in practice

A human rights approach makes nursing care more person-centred

Mentoring: What’s in it for me?

Students and experienced nurses can learn from each other through a mentoring programme

What does flexible working mean to you?

It could help the NHS retain nurses – but should mean more than accommodating childcare needs

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