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Our simple, low-cost system to keep patients hydrated

A team of students devised a way to easily identify dehydration risk and fluid restriction

Under the radar: why young carers are missing out on the support they need

A nurse-led initiative is challenging the lack of recognition often felt by child carers

Why the NHS can no longer afford to ignore the cracks in the ceiling

Lack of investment in buildings and equipment has left nurses working in poor conditions

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

Spotting patients’ need sparked my innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mental health conference that felt more like a festival

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

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

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

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

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