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The long road to full prescribing powers

In 1978, the RCN proposed that nurses should have the authority to prescribe dressings and...

Why nursing research matters

To coincide with the RCN international nursing research conference in Edinburgh we take a...

Mental health and loneliness in old age

Researcher Vasiliki Tzouvara will be presenting the results of her study into loneliness...

Patient’s Choice: vote for your favourite

The winner of a prestigious award in which patients nominate a nurse whose care has had an...

Afraid of revalidation? Let us put you at ease

Nurses outside the larger trusts may have worries about revalidation, such as who to have...

Final lessons from road-testing revalidation

As of April 1, all nurses and midwives will have to revalidate with the Nursing and...

A good way to die

An end of life care service is providing joined-up care for patients. Care co-ordinators...

Practice nursing: the pitfalls and the potential

A survey by the Queen’s Nursing Institute has confirmed that practice nursing is facing...

‘A patient hurt me and got away with it’

A mental health nurse who was assaulted by a patient says she has been let down by managers...

The changing face of modern nursing

Nursing Standard is marking the RCN’s centenary year by celebrating the astonishing range of...

With responsibility comes vulnerability

The Medical Defence Union warns that as nurses take on more responsibilities, they are more...

Spotting signs of dementia

Care home staff are well placed to notice if an older person living in the home may be...

More inspections for poor performers

The CQC is consulting on changes to its inspection model. The proposals would mean better...

Scholarship can help ideas flourish

Scholarships from the Florence Nightingale Foundation are providing nurses with the...

Time to sweep aside the tyranny of paperwork

A physiotherapist who has recently moved from outpatients to a ward-based role speaks out...

Where age is no bar to friendship

In an award winning project in Dundee, secondary school pupils pay weekly visits to a care...

A lifeline for cancer patients in Africa

In Rwanda, many people with cancer are diagnosed too late because of low awareness of the...

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