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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...

Sexual healing after cancer

A pioneering Royal Marsden therapy service supports individuals and couples experiencing the...

One log-in to a wealth of health resources

NHS Education for Scotland has been shortlisted for a UK technology award for its programme...

Feedback on heart attack

The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London is the largest heart 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...

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...

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...

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