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The little things that are the big things

Sharon Finn, a senior healthcare assistant at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, London, has...

We took up the fight against Ebola

Following the Ebola outbreak in west Africa last year, UK military nurses joined the...

Trust trials new model of testing competency

In April 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new revalidation model will come into...

Challenging people’s ideas

Amanda Derbyshire’s work in improving the physical health of patients with mental illness...

Consultant role bridges the gap

Little is known about how many people in the UK have both cancer and dementia, and support...

Years of experience to bring to the bank

Elizabeth Browse retired after 40 years, but missed caring for patients so much that she...

Keeping fit for purpose

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool has introduced a popular programme of...

A brave approach paid dividends

A suspected deep tissue injury in a frail older patient alerted senior sister Gemma Smallman...

Better care ahead for infants and parents

Karine Latter has developed national nursing standards for infants born with Pierre Robin...

Miners’ nurse recalls going down the pit

A new book tells the story of former Yorkshire pit nurse Joan Hart, who earned the respect...

In the front line of risk from violence

Violence perpetrated by patients against nurses can have devastating effects, and leads to...

Carter bows out with his head held high

RCN chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter leaves the college this month after...

A fresh take on prevention

Just four months into her first job as a staff nurse in a nursing home, Shauna Rooney began...

How over-recruiting saves cash

If two good nurses apply for one post, an increasing number of NHS trusts will appoint both...

Home comfort helps healing

Parents of hospitalised children can benefit from ‘home-away-from-home’ accommodation...

Artistic project is a chance to be happy

Third-year mental health nursing student Mark Collins introduced a group art project on to...

Touchscreen helps to ease cancer worries

An electronic holistic needs assessment developed by Macmillan Cancer Support is helping to...

The long road to recovery

Nearly 80,000 people in the UK today were diagnosed with cancer when they were under the age...

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