‘As BME people we need to put ourselves forward’

BME nurses’ achievements too often go unsung, but Yvonne Coghill is determined to change...

‘Many nurses don’t know what to say to someone in distress’

Catherine Hind’s project raises awareness about self-harm, suicide and distress

‘We value your feedback’: what patient experience really tells us

The emphasis on feedback from service users is relatively new, but central to improving care

The training programme giving all health teams the skills to manage diabetes

With diabetes on the rise, one nurse has created a practical, customisable ten-point approach

Patients’ spiritual needs: the conversations that can help

This vital, but often daunting, area of care starts with talking about what matters to people

How to make handovers more effective

Rethinking communication during handovers can improve patient safety and reduce staff stress

Spiritual and psychological support: the nurse-led team helping people cope with cancer

Nurse counsellors lead the pastoral care services at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital

The celebrated first world war nurses ‘all but forgotten’

Reviving the story of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, the most medalled women of the war

Military precision meets nursing care for older people

What it's like living and working at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to army veterans

Social care in crisis: your questions answered

Can the government come up with a solution that works for individuals, carers and staff?

Flu jabs for asthma patients: 6 tips that can help save lives

How to explain the benefits of vaccination in reducing asthma attack risks

‘Nurses can’t wait for a place at the table, we need to take it’

In his director role at NHS England, Paul Vaughan is pushing boundaries that hold nurses back

Faecal incontinence: improving care and removing stigma

Nurse Kelly Stackhouse streamlined care for people with bowel dysfunction

Nurse leadership is central to success of the new integrated care systems

Nurses need a seat at the table if they're to improve integration and outcomes

Grief has another dimension when your loved one donates their body to science

Calum Edge’s mother donated her body, inadvertently adding to his grief when she died

New to nursing – but determined to tackle gaps in care

The finalists in the student category of the RCNi Nurse Awards describe their impressive...

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

The human impact of a flu pandemic: what history can teach us

An exhibition on the devastating Spanish flu of 1918 underlines the value of vaccines