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Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with...
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Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’

Orna Carey was nominated for the Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient
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Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's...
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Nurse nominated for posthumous award ‘made patients feel special’

Paul Murray received a record number of nominations for the Patient’s Choice award

Sickle cell crisis: step-by-step advice on spotting the signs and how to respond

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common. Find out how to help your patients

Motivational interviewing: what is it and can it help initiate behaviour change?

Conversations that draw out patients’ own reasons to make a health change

Fairness in FtP: how to deal with concerns and get referrals right

NMC guide sets out when to refer and when to address concerns in-house, and why it matters

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

Windrush generation nurses: reflections on racism and career triumphs against the odds

Nurses who came to the UK from Jamaica recall subtle discrimination and blatant barriers

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

What to say to a bereaved colleague

How to offer support, bearing in mind the different ways faiths and cultures deal with loss

COVID-19 leadership challenges: experiences of nurses from minority ethnic backgrounds

Five nursing professionals describe how the pandemic affected their work, teams and patients

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

Magnet hospitals: what makes them places where nurses want to work?

Why UK hospitals are trialling the US model and what it means for staff and patients

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics
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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they’re inevitable

Falls should be seen as shocking, rather than normal hospital events

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