‘Gold standard’ hospitals are showing the way in end of life care

Nearly one third of inpatients are in the last year of their lives and most will die in...

How to support veterans who misuse alcohol and drugs

Discover how an NHS trust is helping former soldiers look forward to a drink and drug-free...

Welcome to your new look Nursing Standard

More relevant, more engaging, more incisive, more accessible...

RCNi award winners improve learning disability care

Six nursing students have been rewarded for their efforts to improve learning disability care

Better ways to manage patient frailty

Caring for frail older people is the core business of acute hospitals - improve care for...

The challenges and rewards of nursing older people

June Andrews of the Dementia Services Development Trust on the unique qualities of older...

Eliminating unnecessary tests improves care and cuts costs

One older inpatient's experience of multiple pathology tests became a catalyst for change

Emergence of asepsis theory a key theme of lecture re-enactment

Dramatised Victorian lecture shows how nurse education has changed... and how it stays the...

People with autism being denied community-based care

People with learning disabilities and autism spending too long in assessment and treatment...

Spending on cancer drugs to be put on a more sustainable footing

Dramatic overspend on some cancer drugs prompts strict limit on spending

Award for support worker who breaks down barriers to education

Engaging people according to their needs is key to the success of RCNi award winner Steven...

RCNi award for nurse who bolstered support for bereaved families

Angela McDonald trains healthcare professionals, families, teachers and carers to recognise...

Television has the potential to enhance life in care homes

Care home televisions blaring all day long can be distressing, but research suggests TV is...

Diverse roles show how the profession is evolving

Nursing Standard is marking the RCN’s centenary year with a series celebrating the range and...

New framework helps you quantify benefits of art therapies

Arts interventions in healthcare can have many benefits, including lowering pressure

Nurse recall birth of RCN Wales for new history book

New book celebrates 50 years of RCN Wales

Seeing Scutari brings you closer to the Florence Nightingale story

Visiting Scutari is an unbeatable way to explore the legacy of Florence Nightingale

‘Brilliant’ Kelly is patients’ choice

A nurse who has helped alleviate the misery of incontinence for hundreds of patients through...