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The Stonewall effect: the positive difference an inclusive employer can make

Attitudes towards LGBT people have changed. Now health employers are catching up

COPD flare-ups: how to end the ‘gross overuse’ of antibiotics

Earlier and better patient education is needed to promote self-management

We’re helping hospital patients administer their own insulin

How a diabetes specialist nurse’s project is giving patients control and reducing waste

Can nursing degree apprenticeships deliver on their promise?

Despite a faltering start, they offer new opportunities for would-be nurses in England

‘Things are aligning on safe staffing – and that’s where I’ll start as RCN president’

Anne Marie Rafferty has a tough road ahead in her new role – but she has a plan

Asthma clinic empowers people with a learning disability

A nurse-led chest clinic is helping respiratory patients learn to manage their conditions

‘As BME people we need to put ourselves forward’

BME nurses’ achievements too often go unsung, but Yvonne Coghill is determined to change...

‘Many nurses don’t know what to say to someone in distress’

Catherine Hind’s project raises awareness about self-harm, suicide and distress

‘We value your feedback’: what patient experience really tells us

The emphasis on feedback from service users is relatively new, but central to improving care

The training programme giving all health teams the skills to manage diabetes

With diabetes on the rise, one nurse has created a practical, customisable ten-point approach

Patients’ spiritual needs: the conversations that can help

This vital, but often daunting, area of care starts with talking about what matters to people

How to make handovers more effective

Rethinking communication during handovers can improve patient safety and reduce staff stress

Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

The celebrated first world war nurses ‘all but forgotten’

Reviving the story of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, the most medalled women of the war

Military precision meets nursing care for older people

What it's like living and working at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to army veterans

Social care in crisis: your questions answered

Can the government come up with a solution that works for individuals, carers and staff?

Flu jabs for asthma patients: 6 tips that can help save lives

How to explain the benefits of vaccination in reducing asthma attack risks

‘Nurses can’t wait for a place at the table, we need to take it’

In his director role at NHS England, Paul Vaughan is pushing boundaries that hold nurses back

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